How Many Wedding Invitations Do I Need?

invitation quantity


Often times here at The Social Page we have couples place orders for invitations, and when asked how many they need to order, the couple looks at one another, do a quick scroll through their smart phone and say “I think 80 should be enough… yeah. Let’s go with 80.” Then, when it comes time to address the envelopes and put them in the mail, they realize they didn’t order enough to cover everyone on their guest list. Sometimes, after mailing them out, they run into an old friend that they now want to invite, or they realize they forgot to invite a distant relative. Suddenly they need 10 more invitations, ASAP!


If you’re looking to price out invitations but haven’t gone over your list yet, there is a formula to help give you a starting number.


The number of guests you are inviting divided by 2, then add 10%. For example: 150 guests divided by 2= 75 + (10%) 15= 90 invitations.


This is a good starting point, but never works better than a true list. This is because some couples are inviting more families than others, some invite many more singles than couples, and so on.

Remember, it’s one invitation per household, not per person!


The best way to avoid running into these issues is to write a numbered list of each family and each non-couple adult you are inviting. For example:

  • If you are inviting Mr. and Mrs. Jones and their 2 children, they account for one invitation.
  • Let’s say you are inviting John Smith and his mother Anne Smith who lives in his home now. Proper etiquette suggests sending separate invitations to John Smith and Anne Smith. So, these two adults in the same household should account for two invitations.
  • Likewise, if you are inviting adult siblings who live in the same household, or adult friends who share a home, you should send separate invitations for those guests. This is something to consider when you are making your list.
  • Your single friends who may want to bring a date should be addressed “Andrew Parker & Guest”, and he and his guest will account for one invitation.


It is ALWAYS better to have a few extra invitations than to be short and scurry to buy more. It may take time to process a Re-Order and is often much less cost-effective than initially ordering extras (due to shipping costs of certain materials, price brackets for printing, etc). Brides find themselves stressed out from worrying about time and money while wedding planning, so avoid stress where possible by implementing the simple measure of list making!

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How To Word Wedding Invitations

This is a question we are asked OFTEN! Working out how to word your wedding invitations can be tricky – you don’t want to offend anyone by leaving people out, but you also want to make sure every one is covered. Depending on the tone of your wedding, the way you word it, also needs to fit accordingly.


The most traditional way to word your invitations would be to include both sets of parents;

Mr and Mrs Sam Smith

invite you to the wedding of their daughter

Julie Ann


Erik Joesph

Son of Mr and Mrs Barry Jones

This reads as the Brides parents are paying for the wedding. It is typically the Brides parents and the Bride that are written first.
If both sets of parents are contributing, you can word it like this:

Mr and Mrs Sam Smith

Together with 

Mr and Mrs Barry Jones

Invite you to join them at the marriage of their children

Julie Ann


Erik Joesph

If you are getting married in a place of worship you should include

Request the honour of your presence

If you still want to be formal but are getting married else where you can put

Request the pleasure of your company

If you are choosing traditional wording, numbers and dates need to spelled out:

Thursday August eleventh

Two thousand fourteen

one o’clock in the afternoon

If the time is past 5:00 it then becomes ‘evening‘.

Here at the store, we are ready and available to help you with wording issues and make sure your invitation is exactly how you want it to read. Tricky family situations are also not an issue as we deal with this often. We can help you with any wording issues. If you are in doubt, come down and see us, drop us an email via our new contact page. We will be happy to help you out!

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The Wedding Fair 2014

The Wedding Fair 2014


Well we are all exhausted!! We had so much fun last weekend at The Wedding Fair and met so many brides to be! We had a brand new booth with a brand new ‘What’s your colour’ station! We had so much positive feedback from it! Brides came and told us their wedding colours, and we had a handy swatch card to put them all together. Event those brides who didn’t quite know what colours they were thinking, we helped them experiment and come up with a pallet that they loved!


We saw a lot of purples coming up, as it is the Pantone colour of the 2014, and surprisingly a lot of glitter adding to the colours. Sparkly silver, sparkly gold, and were all about that!


There were a couple collaborations we were involved in at the show. We had the opportunity to create some great stationery for Lynn Fletcher Weddings,  Julianne Young weddings, and We Connect weddings, for their booths and Fusion Bollowood and We Connect’s inspiration tables. We were also honoured to have been a part of the front entrance table which was created by Lynn Fletcher Weddings, which was the perfect sight to see as you enter the show!


If you did happen to visit us at our booth, don’t forget to book an appointment to come and talk to us about you invitation options!

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12 Days of Christmas pt7



On the 7th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me snow!!!  Seeing as it is super snowy outside, and we love winter brides, this sample that our designer created seems fitting to be our invitation featured today. Printed on a cork cardstock with white, brown and tan ink, gives it a wintery earthy feel with out using the traditional blues and silvers. One layer invites are becoming more popular, compared to the pocket styles that were all the rage a few years ago!! We sure do love winter weddings. Enjoy!


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12 Days of Christmas pt 6



This invitation is full of sparkle! Can you see a trend?! We had the letters die cut and raised them up off the invitation to add something extra! We also used our white ink to make the text pop on the black, and used the white layer on the back as a fun twist. how could you say no to this holiday party invitation? Check out this cute video we made on Instagram whilst assembling these invites.

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