Aside from your save the dates, your wedding invitation is your guests’ first step along your wedding journey. The invitations need to be out in plenty of time so that you can finalise your guestlist and move on to final preparations. Here are three tips to help you send your wedding invites without any errors or faux pas:

Keep it simple

Try not to overload your guests with too much information, but equally, don’t leave any essential information to guess work. If you feel your wedding requires a lot of extra explanation, perhaps around travel or accommodation arrangements, you could set up a website that covers everything and keep your invites uncluttered and clear.

Double check all your information

This may seem obvious, but check and recheck that everything is correct. For example, if you’ve toyed with a few different dates, make sure you’ve got the correct one on the invite. The same goes for venue spellings, postcodes and any internet links included.

Keep the RSVP deadline close to the day

While you need more than a fortnight’s notice for an RSVP, if you go too far the other way and set it too early, you run the risk of your finalised guest list chopping and changing. Three months is a good timeframe to have final names and numbers in, without running the risk of copious last-minute changes.

It can certainly feel like there is an overwhelming amount to consider with wedding preparation, but following these simple tips will help make your invitation process easier.