Invitation Etiquette {Ideas and Information}

How exciting is it to open your mail and see a thick beautiful envelope and just know that it's a beautiful invitation for a dear friend or family member's wedding? Knowing that you are about to get a glimpse into the start of another couple's lives together in matrimony can be fun. You can learn a lot about the tone of a wedding and of the couple from their wedding invitation.  

However something you do not want to see in the invitation is the dreaded registry card. Registry cards are handed over in large packs from the bridal departments at Macy’s and Bed, Bath & Beyond when you register with them. Most brides just assume that they are to be used. Why waste a perfectly good piece of paper, right? And how else will the guests know what to buy for the wedding?

Don't worry, your guests will find out where you are registered and what you would like to receive for your wedding. Including these cards with your wedding invitation sends the wrong message. Remember, your wedding is focused on the upcoming marriage rather than on the gifts. Your guests do not need a “friendly reminder” to bring you a waffle iron.

If you'd like more information on wedding and invitation etiquette check out this article here from eHow. They cover all of the basics when it comes to registries and weddings. And remember... just throw out those registry cards!

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