Weddings can be stressful, they say. You want everything to be perfect, even from the smallest detail. Impressions are everything and invitations are not an exception as they serve as a glimpse to your big day.
Back in the day, wedding invitations used to be as simple as a paper and an envelope and handing them out to your guests. Now they become creative, elaborative, and elegant. Some even entails more than a single sheet of paper to show all the information to the guests.
Handing out a wedding invitation isn’t as simple as telling your guests about the venue and date. So we have outlined the 8 essentials in a wedding invitation to give your guests all the information they need to your big day.
The wedding invitation includes all the important details about your wedding day such as the date, time, venue, and reception place. You can also include the dress code for the wedding.
If your wedding reception will be held in a different location as your ceremony, include a small card with specific details like the place and time of the reception celebration.
Also called the Reply Card. The purpose of this card is to make it convenient for your guests to reply to your invitation which in turn, will make it easy for you to figure out who will be present on your big day.
Give your guests a place to write their names and an RSVP deadline. The deadline on your response card should ideally be one month before your wedding date. In this way, you will have enough time to determine seating arrangements.
In order to keep your response cards in an organized manner, number your guests on the list and include their respective numbers at the back of the response card. This will make it more convenient to match up the numbers in the event when someone forgets to write their name.
Along with the response card, response envelopes should also be included in your invitation. This is to ensure a more prompt and organized response from your guests. Pre-addressed the envelopes and include stamps on the envelopes for your guests’ convenience.
While Google maps is very much obtainable, including a direction card is a nice etiquette to make sure that all your guests will be able to find your wedding location easily, especially if you are having out-of-town guests.
This card is intended only for your out-of-town guests. Here you can include a list of hotels that are convenient and affordable, along with the hotel’s contact information and room rates. If you have booked hotel rooms for your guests in a particular hotel or have reserved rental cars under their names, you can provide these details on the accommodation card. Nearby airports and area attractions can also be included, but is optional.
Nowadays, wedding websites are becoming a popular option to those who want to stay in touch with their guests throughout the wedding process. The URL can be listed on a separate card or you can list it on the invitation itself.
Wedding Programs include the more detailed information about your wedding ceremony and reception, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, post-wedding brunch, etc. However, if not everyone is invited to every event mentioned in the program, it is best to use separate invitations to avoid any misconceptions.
Looking for some additional information on wedding invitations? Check out our blog post on finding the perfect wedding invitations.
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