Wedding and Party Invitations Etiquette

The options for invitations, like parties themselves, run the spectrum from fun to formal, from traditional to unconventional. Because your invitations will undoubtedly set the tone for your wedding or special event, it’s important that they convey what you want them to. No matter the season, style, theme or budget for your occasion, you’ll want to make sure your invitations provide all the necessary information your guests will need while setting the scene for your special day.

Whether you are looking to adhere to the type of traditional invitation etiquette that has been followed for generations, or want to implement your own take on tradition, take a look at these tips, tools, and guidelines from to help you send your message with style.

Wedding Invitations and Etiquette

We understand that the rules and traditions surrounding weddings and wedding invitations can be overwhelming and sometimes stifling. Start by reading through this MyGatsby Guide on the history of wedding invitation etiquette, explore your options, and find inspiration from a few creative concepts. Completely traditional or totally contemporary… anything’s possible and it’s all up to you!

Wedding Invitations Overview
Traditional Wedding Invitations
Elements of Traditional Wedding Invitations
Contemporary Wedding Invitations
The Proper Way to Address Wedding Invitations
Proper Wording for Wedding Invitations
Mailing Wedding Invitations
The difference between wedding announcements and invitations
Selecting your perfect invitations – what to consider
Ready to Place your Order? Advice on Ordering Wedding Invitations
Wedding Invitation Printing Options
Cardstock Options for Wedding Invitations
Wedding Invitation Style Options
Additional Wedding Invitation Options

Wedding Stationery Etiquette

More than the invitation itself goes into sending a successful wedding invitation. Get acquainted with the associated stationery to send with your invitations that will make planning your wedding easier to manage.

Response Card FAQs
Additional Items to Match your Wedding Invitations
Arranging Wedding Invitations and Enclosures

Save the Date Cards and Etiquette

Save the Date Cards provide you with the opportunity to get truly creative, since they need not be traditional, formal, or even match your wedding invitations themselves!

Save the Date Etiquette
Save the Date Cards

Wedding Thank You Cards and Etiquette

Engaged couples will find plenty of uses for Thanks You cards up until, and well after, their wedding date. Make sure you have plenty on hand that you will be excited to use!

Wedding Thank You Card Etiquette

Engagement Party Invitations and Etiquette

Thinking of throwing an engagement party? Start here for tips on etiquette, themes, and creative ideas to get you started.

Engagement Party Etiquette
Engagement Party Invitations

Shower Etiquette

Etiquette for Bridal Showers

Wedding Reception Etiquette

Wedding Reception Ideas

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