Wedding Announcements? Use Them to Your Best Advantage!
How To Use Wedding Announcements In A Tough Economy...
In a good economy, brides- and grooms-to-be seem to exert cart blanch when it comes to inviting guests to their weddings. Family and close friends, business associates, distant relatives and acquaintances, EVERYONE is invited to the festivities without much forethought.
But when things are tough, weddings get smaller and budgets shrink. Wedding invitations are only sent to the people whom you value most. The list will include immediate families of the bride and groom, and close friends and pertinent business associates.
Those who don’t make the invitation list will be sent wedding announcements. When times are tough, they will take the place of a wedding invitation for those who once would have made the guest-list.
Announcements inform those who didn’t attend your wedding that you’re married. Guests who receive wedding announcements are not obligated to send a gift, although they may.
Who Sends Wedding Announcements and When...
Wedding announcements may be issued by the bride’s parents or they may be issued by the bride and groom.
Wedding announcements are printed before the wedding, placed in envelopes, addressed and sealed. They are mailed the day after the wedding. (Give them to your mom or maid of honor to mail.)
Wedding Announcements: Use Them!
In this tough economy, wedding announcements should be sent to ALL those who didn’t make your guest-list. They should also be sent to those whom you’d like to inform of your marriage, although you had no intention of inviting them to the wedding. That might include a neighbor you remember from your hometown, or a high-school teacher, or college professor, for example.
Use wedding announcements wisely and well. When times are tough, they may actually take the place of a wedding invitation for those who once would have made your guest-list. Use them to your use best advantage!