Whether you’re the blushing bride-to-be or the excited groom, sending out your wedding invitations is a momentous occasion. Suddenly, months of wedding planning seem real once those wedding invitations get sent out by mail – not to mention you finally get to experience the thrill of inviting loved ones to share your special day with you.
But before you place a stamp on your wedding invitation, ask yourself this crucial question: do your invites include all the must-have information your wedding guests need to know?
If you’re not sure what crucial information your wedding invitations need, not to worry: we’ve outlined the information that should appear in your invites. So grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy your momentary escape from wedding planning stress!
The Basics: Of course, this is pretty standard: you’ll want to include information on who’s getting married, and who is hosting the wedding. While this is certainly common sense for a wedding invitation, there’s some controversy as to how the wording should appear. The general consensus is that whoever is paying for the wedding will be considered the host. So let’s say your parents are shelling out for the wedding; the invitation wording will be along the lines of “Mrs. And Mrs. Last Name cordially invite you to attend the wedding of their daughter, your name, to your groom’s name.”
The Date, Location, and Time: Be sure to provide an address of the location. It can be easy to assume that your guests will use their GPS to get to the wedding, but you don’t want to isolate those guests who may not use these technologies.
The Dress Code: Many wedding invitations fail to spell out what the dress code of the ceremony and reception will be. Don’t let your guests risk a fashion faux pas; be sure to spell out if the wedding is a black tie affair, a casual beach party, or a white tie extravaganza.
The Wedding Registry: Your guests will want to shower you and your fiancé with gifts; make sure they know where to go!
How to RSVP: Your wedding invitation should include information as to how your guests can RSVP. Make sure you include an envelope with an RSVP card that your guests can send back to you. Of course, include the date you’d like to receive all the RSVPs – and make sure you plan it so you leave a couple of weeks before you have to give a headcount.
Once your wedding invitations have this must-have information, you’re ready to send out your invites to your loved ones! Make sure you check out our wide selection of wedding invitations here, and don’t forget to ‘like’ us on Facebook to get up to 25% off your save the date cards! Offer ends August 31, 2012, so don’t miss out on this incredible deal!