One of the most important parts of your big day is your wedding invitations. Your wedding invitations will set the tone for your wedding, and they will provide your guests with all the important information they need to attend your special day. So, what do you need to include in your invitations? Read on.
Every wedding invitation should include some basic information. This includes the date, time and location of your wedding ceremony and reception. It’s also a good idea to include an RSVP card or an email address where guests can respond.
If you have guests coming from out of town, you may want to include information about local accommodations. This can include hotel options, Airbnb recommendations or even a block of hotel rooms reserved for your guests. Be sure to also include any information about transportation to and from the accommodations.
Speaking of transportation, it’s a good idea to include information about how guests can get to your wedding venue. This can include details about parking, shuttle buses or even ride-sharing services like Uber or Lyft. You want to make sure your guests can get to your wedding without any stress or confusion.
If you’re planning any wedding-related events before or after your wedding day, such as a rehearsal dinner or a post-wedding brunch, be sure to include this information in your wedding invitations. This will help your guests plan their trip and make sure they don’t miss out on any of the fun.
If you have a specific dress code for your wedding, such as black tie or beach casual, you may want to include this information on your invitations. This will help your guests know what to wear and feel comfortable and confident on your big day.
It was once considered poor etiquette to include registry information on your wedding invitations. However, many couples now choose to include this information on a separate insert or on their wedding website. Many guests find registries really helpful and are happy to receive this info.
If you’re having an adults-only wedding, include this information on your invitations. This can be a delicate topic, so be sure to word it in a way that is polite and respectful. You can also consider providing childcare options for your guests who have children.
Many couples now create a wedding website where they can share additional information about their big day, including directions, accommodations and registry information. If you have a wedding website, include the URL on your invitations so that your guests can easily access it.
Gone are the days of cookie-cutter invitations. One popular trend right now is incorporating illustrations or watercolour designs into your invitations. You may also want to consider using bold, modern fonts or incorporating metallic accents. Another trend is using eco-friendly materials like recycled paper or plantable seed paper.
Your wedding invitations are an important part of your big day. Be sure to include all the necessary information and consider any additional information that may be helpful for your guests. Remember to keep your wording and design choices in line with your wedding style. And most importantly, have fun with your invitations and let your personality shine through! ... and here's to your AMAZING wedding day! ~ Dave ~