Wedding Invitation Dos and Don'ts
Mail invitations six to eight weeks before the wedding
Mail wedding announcements on the day of the wedding (or soon after)
Spell out names and titles (except Mr., Mrs., Ms., Jr.)
Write out all dates and times in the invitation. The numbers in addresses don't need to be spelled out. Street numbers should be spelled out. Include the state if the city is not well known.
Do not include any information about your gift registry or desire for monetary gifts. Registry information should be passed along through word of mouth, or told to people if they ask. It is acceptable to write "no gifts" or to indicate that a donation can be made to a charity in your honor.
Do not use first names, unless referring to children. Children's names should be listed on a separate line below the parents.
Envelopes should be in black ink. They should be hand written or printed directly on the envelopes by the invitation printer. Do not use mailing labels. Do not abbreviate names or addresses.