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Hi! I’m deanna Burks

The founder and artist behind Deanna Burks Design - a full-service wedding planning, florals, and design studio based in Tennessee. My work is art: inspired by my love of nature and bringing people together effortlessly to enjoy special moments in time. My style is romantic, abundant and garden-esque. Every detail I design creates a one-of-a-kind experience you’ll remember for years to come.

Invitations 101

Invitations 101

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The invitation wording can be done in several ways, either very formal and traditional or more casual, modern, etc.

THE INVITATION

Type these details out and confirm spelling and dates and other important information

  • Identify who you intend to list on the invitation and correct spelling of names

    • Bride and Groom Full Name

    • Parents Full Names

  • Ceremony Venue

    • Venue Name and Address

  • Date and Day

  • Time

    • If you are getting married outside in the evening, check the sunset time for your location and make sure you are giving the photographer enough time to get those beautiful “golden hour” shots in before the sun sets all the way.

  • Details

    • Dinner to follow

    • Dinner and dancing to follow

    • Reception at

      • Venue Name and Address

  • RSVP Date

    • Give them at least a month or longer to RSVP

THE REPLY CARD

  • Attendance yes or no

  • Guest names

  • Meal preferences

THE REPLY ENVELOPE

  • RSVP Name and Address

  • Who will manage your replies?

MAP CARD

  • A drawn map or written directions for tricky to find places

ACCOMMODATIONS OR ADDITIONAL CARD

  • Hotel and travel details

  • Wedding website details

    • This is a good place to include a link to your registry

What Not to include

  • Never include details about your gift registry on your wedding invitation.

when to mail

  • Mail the invitations no later that two months from the date of your event.

  • If possible you should plan to send a Save The Date as early as possible in your engagement if you are having a wedding where many of your guests will need to travel.

The Flower Budget

The Flower Budget

Planning Milestones

Planning Milestones

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