Wedding invitations create the first impression of your big day. They capture the theme of the event and provide guests with a sneak-peek overview of the wedding.
A wedding invitation must always include the couple’s names, date and time, as well as where the ceremony and reception will take place. The invitations also carry the essence of the wedding, so they must be designed in accordance with your chosen theme. It is important that you work closely with your chosen stationary designer to ensure that your vision is encapsulated flawlessly.
A response card should also be included, unless you decide to use an online RSVP system. This card provides an address for it to be mailed back to, or a contact number to call or text. It also keeps you informed on whether guests will be attending with a plus one, as well as special dietary requirements. It is important that this, as well as additional cards, are in keeping with the stationary theme.
Reception cards contain information regarding the wedding reception and any other details such as the type of reception, dress code and directions or map. They allow you to rest assured that guests have all the information needed to ensure a smoothly-run event.
This is an optional addition to the reception card. If your chosen venue is particularly tricky to arrive to, a print of a mini map on a card can highlight directions clearly and create peace of mind for both yourself and your guests.
Finally, informing your guests of your registry must always be done on a separate registry card rather than the invitation, for the purpose of keeping the focus on your guests rather than the gifts. This card is typically small in size and short in writing.
Written by: Zoe Kanlis
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