Today’s post will include a collaboration with the talented Nicole Martinez from Your Wedding Countdown. Nicole has shared with us some important points to consider when sending out your wedding invitations, as well a glimpse of her creative designs (which are custom-made, and can be ordered through her website link below).
Nicole is the graphic designer and owner of YW Countdown. She focuses on making your wedding stationery a memorable product for you and your guests to cherish. Your Wedding Countdown® is a platform that provides a variety of save the date designs available for you to purchase. Each announcement is personalized with your wedding or event information, and you will receive a proof before your order is finalized. Your special day deserves all the beauty and grace, that’s why we make your wedding just as important to us as it is to you! Nicole aims to help her clients gain the best wedding experience.
“I’ve always enjoyed helping people and selling my own products. My commitment to customer service continued in my professional life with exemplary customer service scores – my customers always knew they could come to me for help. I recently got married last year, September 20th 2015 and I decided to design my own wedding stationery. I received a lot of complements which gave me the idea to start my own business. I combined my entrepreneurial tendencies with my customer service experience to form my company Your Wedding Countdown. After 6 months, I was ranked 5 stars on Etsy and Wedding Wire and received a ‘2015 Couples’ Choice Award.’” Nicole Martinez
Tips by Nicole:
If you’re planning your wedding or a wedding for the first time, you may have a few questions about wedding invitation etiquette. Although wedding invitations may seem easy, proper wedding etiquette will ensure that your invitations do not insult your guest and they will provide crucial information about your wedding. Invitations and save-the-dates are the bread and butter to every wedding. These two stationery products are the first items guest will receive before the actual wedding day. Everything from the wording to the information that’s provided should follow certain guidelines.
Give your guest time to clear out their schedule:
Some brides and grooms agree to not mail out save-the-dates or to mail out their save-the-dates with their wedding invitations. Yes, wedding invitations will provide guest with a wedding date, time ext. but being that wedding invitations should be mailed out within 6-8 weeks before the wedding, it could be a hassle for guest to request time off. Also, guest could have already schedule an event or vacation that day.
Two simple rules:
- Save-the-dates should be mailed out at six to eight months
- Wedding invitations should be sent out six to eight weeks before the wedding
Your guest should RSVP one month before your wedding day. I would personally recommend one month due to some guest who may RSVP late. By having guest reply back a month before the wedding day, it would allow them to have a one-week grace period.
Standard “Mail Back” RSVP
Wedding Invitation wording:
The couple is hosting:
The honor of your presence
is requested at the wedding of
Bride and Grooms name
Below are a selection of Nicole’s creative pieces. Other designs can be found on her website which I will link below.
Save the date magnet
I would like to thank Nicole for sharing her lovely designs, and helpful information with us.