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When you are going through the process of preparing for a wedding, sometimes the simplest of things can become difficult to decide. One common question people ask is, "Whose name should be placed first on the wedding invitation." Should the bride's name come before the groom's? The decision of which name goes first should be made early on to ensure uniformity across the wedding. Minimising the chances of miscommunication.
Tradition dictates that the bride's name always comes first, whether on Save the Date Cards, wedding invitations or anything else. This is because the bride's parents are usually the hosts, paying a greater share of the expenses. This affords the bride's family the right to have their daughter's name first. After the wedding, the Thank You Cards should have the groom's name first.
Though tradition plays a part in many people's weddings, it doesn't necessarily have to be followed. It can come down to personal preference. Many couples are known to their families and friends in a certain order, and it may sound wrong to reverse it. If you have a personal preference then don't feel like you can't use it simply because tradition says so!
If you are a same-sex couple, there are basically two options to consider. You could place the names in alphabetical order, or you could go with your personal preference (if you have one!). Alphabetical naming gives the invitation a nice structure and is a good way to define the order if there are any disagreements. The beauty of same-sex weddings is that they are free from many of the old-fashioned traditions, so feel free to make your own rules.
Ultimately, we recommend that you go with your own preferences. Go with whatever you and your partner feel most comfortable with because, at the end of the day, it's your wedding. It is one of the biggest days a couple will have - a milestone moment!
How much should you spend on wedding invitations?
Couples in the UK can expect to pay between £1 and £10 for wedding invitations, depending on the style, quality, and whether they are hand-crafted. You may also want to factor in the cost of envelope seals, as well as postage.
When should wedding invitations be posted to guests?
The location of your wedding will dictate when you should post wedding invitations! For local weddings, you will want to send your invitations around 2-4 months before the big day, whereas up to 8 months in advance is suitable for a destination wedding.
What is the correct etiquette for wedding invitations?
There are lots of things to consider when trying to get the correct etiquette for wedding invitations, including your invitation wording, addressing your envelopes, and sending your stationery in the post! You can find out more about wedding invitation etiquette over on our blog.
Do you provide free wedding invitation samples?
Here at Tree of Hearts, we offer three FREE wedding invitation samples to wedding couples! It’s the perfect way to see and feel the quality of our wedding stationery before placing your order. We are confident you'll adore our invites. Click here to order your samples.