Wedding Etiquette

 

Number of invitations to print
We recommend that you order 10-15 extra sets of invitations to account for keepsakes and lost mail.

When to mail your wedding invitations
It is best to mail your invitations 8-10 weeks before the wedding. For a destination wedding send your invitations 12 weeks in advance.

Cost of mailing an invitation set
Most of our invitation sets do not require additional postage. All of our envelopes are standard size and do not count as oversized mail. It is always best to package your invitations as you would send them. Add any decorations or accessories, and have them weighed at the postal office. This way you can ensure that you are using the right stamps and your beautiful invitations will arrive at their destinations on time.

Deadline to set for RSVP cards
We recommend setting the RSVP deadline at least 4 weeks before the wedding. Make sure the deadline you set gives you enough time to give a head count to your suppliers.

How to address your RSVP envelopes
There are many options when it comes to addressing your invitations. Blush & Gray offers printing directly on your RSVP envelopes or you can order a custom address stamp. At this time we only offer black type printing on envelopes and we do not offer printing on black envelopes. The custom address stamp gives you a lot of freedom when using colour ink pads and reproduces on any colour envelope. The address stamp is a great gift for your new family if you are already sharing an address and will be using the stamp to address your future mail. You may also print your RSVP address on clear labels and assemble them yourself.

How to assemble your wedding invitations
- Place your invitation and enclosures so that they are facing right-side up when pulled out with your right hand. Use beautiful ribbon or twine to hold the pieces together.
- Stack your enclosures from largest to smallest, with the RSVP set placed on top of the invitation.
-Tuck in the RSVP card under the flap of the self-addressed, stamped RSVP envelope (not inside of the envelope). You do not need to have postage for RSVP cards that will be mailed back to you from out of the country.
- Number your RSVP cards lightly in pencil on the back, and match these numbers up to your guest list. This way, if a guest accidentally omits his/her name or that of a guest, you can follow up appropriately.