Response: Hello Maggie, Themes were a fad that came and went. Your invitation should set the tone for the wedding. If you are having a casual wedding, you would choose a more casual invitation. If you are having a very formal wedding, you would choose a formal invitation. A church wedding can be either casual or formal, depending on the choices you make. Generally, the earlier in the day the wedding occurs, the more casual it is. If you are having the reception at the church, then it will definitely be a casual wedding. A formal wedding would include a sit-down dinner at a hotel or country club.
The invitations should be mailed 8 weeks before the wedding. The RSVP date should be 3 to 4 weeks before the wedding. Some people wont return it, so you will need time to call them before you have to give your caterer a final count.
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