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Five Wedding Invitation Mistakes to Avoid

Making a sample wedding invitation can be simple. In fact, your invitation only needs to include basic information before you can print them and send them out to your guests. But there are still rules (depending on your culture and tradition) to follow before you make invitations. Weddings are special events, so you really need to invest time in it and make sure those wedding invitation templates are beautifully done even if you’re just planning to fill the whole invitation with text.

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A nice-looking invitation is the first step in having a successful wedding. A single mistake in the invitation causes a domino effect that can last until the wedding ceremony. For example, a typo in the bride or groom’s name or even a missing address or date in the invitation spells disaster for everyone, especially for the couple-to-be. Here are some examples of wedding invitation mistakes to avoid before and while you are creating free wedding invitations.

Name issues

Listing the names of family members and sponsors can be a daunting task, especially if a large number of guests are invited. Mistakes range from a missing letter to interchanging the surnames of a few guests. Since invitations are produced in bulk, have another person check the names before you print the invitations, or get a team of friends to help out. The last thing you want to go through is to have an angry aunt miffed at you during your wedding because you accidentally misspelled her name.

Not being clear in the invitation

A short phrase like “dinner and dancing to follow” or “just cake, desserts, and drinks” will be sufficient to notify your guests about what to expect after the ceremonies. Don’t make your guests assume that there will be food even if the reception is held at 6 or 7 PM. Be sure to include this information so you can avoid possible confusion.

Missing details

Details don’t only cover the wedding and reception venues, date, and RSVP, but also the names of the hosts. If both families are hosting the wedding, list the names of both the couple’s parents. The same goes for divorced parents, single parents, and step-parents. Again, double check for spelling and suffix errors.

Excess or the lack of design

Depending on the wedding, there is a fine line between having too many or too few design elements in the invitation. If you are holding a celebrity wedding, then there is no limit on the designs you can use (try checking these photo wedding invitations and beach wedding invitation templates). In contrast, if only 20 guests are invited, consisting of the couple’s parents and a few family members and friends, then there is definitely no need for an extravagant invitation design. But this also depends on the preference of the couple and/or their parents since they eventually decide on the invitation’s final form. Get their opinions and suggestions first before you start making the invitations.

Invitations made like a puzzle

Some wedding invitations in PSD can confuse the guests. For example, important details are spread out in little notes in the invitation that you have to connect them yourself. Another example is that the invitation is folded four or five times before you get to see all the details. Yes, creativity goes a long way in enticing your guests to attend your event but you also need to know that these invitations are not games. All important information should be seen immediately to avoid confusion.

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