Many couples experience a lot of pressure when choosing invitations. There are many elements to remember and making a mistake is a waste of money and can hurt someone's feelings. There are a few things that need to be considered before ordering invites. The more wedding invites weigh, the more they will cost to ship. Make sure the names on the invitation are spelled correctly and decide which names to include on the invite. Parents are typically on the invite, but can be difficult for multiple step parents or other awkward family situations.
Keep in mind that invitations do have an important job. No matter how carefree or nontraditional you and your fiancé are, the invitation should include the date, time and location of the wedding and the reception. If you expect a response from your guests, it is also important to include a self addressed envelope with postage included. As long as these important pieces of wedding etiquette are adhered to, you can be as unique and nonconforming as you like with the rest of the invitation.