Whether your wedding and reception are going to be in your Colorado town, or you'll be having a destination wedding in Colorado Springs, you'll want to include the location even on your save-the-dates to ensure that your guests can start making the appropriate accommodations, and so they won't ask you 100 times where the wedding will be. You don't have to list the venue, just simply put Palmer Lake, Colorado, and it will give them some guidance.
Be Straightforward About Who's Invited
There are some lines you can't draw, like between aunts and uncles on different sides. You really need to include all or none when it comes to family, but there are other areas where you have to be very straightforward. Generally the most confusion happens with "plus ones." As a rule, couples who are married, engaged or living together get invited together, even if you haven't met their significant other. Some couples only allow dates for anyone in a relationship, while others only invite couples who have been together for a year or more. Make your own call on it, and then stick with the decision.
We realize that life is incredibly busy, especially when you're planning a wedding, but one of the best ways to add a personal touch is to hand write your invites. You don't have to hire a professional calligrapher to do this, you can just grab a bunch of your girlfriends and sit down to a fun movie while addressing them. Fun Fact: you can print your addresses in a light gray font on your envelopes and use that to trace your invites if you want them to be pretty without the hassle. It will probably help you address them more accurately and waste less envelopes as well.
When To Not Send An Invite
This may not be common knowledge, but if you've sent out the save-the-dates, and someone says that they won't be able to attend, it's important to remember to NOT send them an actual invite. This can seem confusing, but you have extended an informal invitation out to them, and by sending a formal one, it can give the appearance that you are just looking to get more gifts.
Your reception is going to be the talk of the town, and we are just certain that everyone will have a good time, especially when you utilize proper etiquette. We can help you navigate confusing etiquette rules, and make sure that everyone has a good time. If you're ready to book your reception in our beautiful Colorado Springs event center, give us a call at 719-357-8613 today!