If you’re unsure about what should (or shouldn’t) be included on your wedding invitation, we are here to help.
There are many couples who prefer a traditional feel for their wedding invitations but also many who prefer a unique and not ” by the book” suite.
Either style you choose, there is some information that is typically not necessary to include on your wedding invitation.
While it is perfectly fine if you wish to not have children at your reception, it is not something that you need to state on your wedding invitation. There are many more subtle ways to inform your guests that your wedding is an “adults only” event.
Let your guests know exactly who is invited by addressing the invitation to inform the guests who the invitation is extended to. For example, if you’re inviting a married couple who have children simply address the invitation to the married couple only.
Another option you have is, If you’re including RSVP cards in your invitation suite, you can fill in the number of guests you’ve reserved seats for. This gives a precise number of guests you have included on your guest list.
Politely informing your guests that your reception is for adults only will allow for them to make arrangements for child care for the night of your wedding.
This one is probably the biggest. It is not polite wedding etiquette to reference gifts of any type on your wedding stationery.
I’m sure you’ve created an amazing registry and would love to share it with your friends and family, however this information is best shared via wedding website or by communicating with the guests who ask for registry information.
Any easy fix for this is to include your wedding website on a details card within your wedding stationery suite.
I’m sure the day you send out your invitations you will be excited to receive your first returned response card! I know I couldn’t wait! To expedite this process (and out of consideration for your guests) include a pre-stamped response envelope with your address already printed on the front.
By including the stamp, you’re making the process of replying easier and a guest should not incur the expense of a return response card.
While there are polite and traditional ways to prepare and send invitations, it doesn’t mean that you can’t make your stationery personalized to your theme.
For example, if you’re looking to have a more relaxed wedding or are looking to save a little money on your invitations, include a way for guests to reply to your wedding through a wedding website or email. This information can easily be added to a small details card.
There are so many things you can do to make your wedding stationery suite stand out, we are always happy to discuss ideas!
There are many situations where couples wished they had ordered just a few more invitations sets. It might be that you incorrectly filled out an envelope or you forgot to add a friend to your guest list. Having additional invitations on hand will save you time and money when needing extras!
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