A Wedding Invitation Guide For Backyard Brides
There are so many things to consider when planning a wedding, not to mention a backyard wedding. Your backyard wedding can be as upscale as the fanciest venue available or more casual and laid back. Either way, there are so many amazing reasons to say “I do” in the comfort of your own home. And to best represent your perfect day, choosing the right wedding invitations is key. After all, it is the very first encounter and impression your guests will have for your big day. Here is our ultimate guide on how to choose the perfect invitations for your backyard wedding.
Using Minted For Your Wedding Invitations
We strongly recommend using Minted for all of your wedding stationery needs. We love Minted because it’s easy to use, has great pricing, and each design is curated by real-life artists. The library of invitations, save the dates, thank you cards, and more have something to offer every couple. Plus, Minted is all about the details! The products are so thoughtfully designed from start to finish. If you’re currently shopping for wedding invitations, look no further. Explore Minted today and get 20% off your first order.
What To Include
When selecting your wedding invitations, there are a few things to first consider. One, you want to decide if you will be purchasing a wedding invitation suite or al la carte invites. With a suite, you purchase upfront everything that will be sent to guests. This can include save the dates, RSVP cards, the main invitation, and even thank you cards to send after your big day. With a la carte purchasing, you select one type of stationery at a time to send out. We recommend purchasing a wedding invitation suite to cover all of your bases at once! This can also be more cost-effective in the long run.
When creating your wedding invitations, there are a few details you must include. Some obvious ones are your names, address, wedding date, and location. However, make sure to include other details, such as the venue being your home and if you have a wedding registry anywhere.
You want to disclose that your venue is at your home so guests can logistically prepare for parking and other accommodations. Also, it’s good for guests to know they are coming to your personal home. This way they know, they can bring your gift and not have to worry about mailing it. Oftentimes guests will only mail a wedding gift to avoid bringing it to a venue and risk it getting left behind.
What To Avoid
When creating the invitations for your backyard wedding, there are also a few things you want to avoid. First, avoid any typos or logistical mistakes on your wedding invitations. Be sure that all of the information you include, such as the date, when guests should RSVP by, parking instructions, and timeline, is correct. It also helps to have someone look over your invitations before purchasing.
You also want to avoid selecting invitations that do not represent you or your spouse well. Keep in mind that your wedding invitations will likely be in the very first photos of your wedding gallery. Be sure to take your time upon purchasing them to make sure they look and feel like you.
When To Send Your Invitations
Another important detail to consider when purchasing your invitations is your mail timeline. You want to ensure your invitations are getting to guests in time for them to reserve the date. You also want to ensure you are sending them in enough time for guests to send back RSVP cards. Typically, your wedding invitations will go out 4-6 months before your wedding date. This can include your save the dates; however, you can also send those out a lot earlier. Giving your guests 4-6 months is plenty of time to reserve the date and receive back their response.
Selecting Invitations That Speak To You
Be sure that you are selecting wedding invitations that speak to you and your spouse. This is why we love Minted so much. You can begin the process of browsing invitation suites by filtering by color, style, season, and venue! Most couples will choose wedding invitations that complement their day. You can do this by choosing a suite with your wedding color pallet and/or theme.
For example, if your backyard wedding is more earthy and natural, you want to include invitations that have more trees or flowers. And if your backyard wedding is more modern and upscale, browse wedding invitations that have more traditional and classic designs.
When looking at the design elements of your wedding invitations, be sure to take into consideration all aspects of the suite. Carefully look at details such as the paper material type, foil color imprint, and interior side of your envelopes. These details may seem small, but together speak volumes and can help support the overall look and feel you and your spouse are aiming for.
Getting Started With Your Invitation Suite
Selecting the invitations for your backyard wedding is so exciting because it’s often one of the first steps that make the experience feel more real! Getting married is such a thrill, and your wedding day will be one of the most exciting days of your life. So being able to put those things to print and invite all of your loved ones makes the process that much more magical!
If you’re getting ready to shop for your wedding invitations, we cannot recommend Minted enough. Especially for the overall backyard wedding experience. Before shopping, be sure to get a clear idea of your guest list. You will need to finalize the list of invited guests and pull together their mailing information.
Make this process easier with the help of our FREE Notion board template! Download our free Backyard Wedding Notion board template to begin organizing your guest list and storing all of the mailing addresses needed for your invitations. Then use our free template to begin saving beautiful Minted wedding invitation ideas for when you’re ready to create your own! A backyard wedding is all about the details. So be sure your wedding invitations showcase the beautiful and unique pieces of your big day!