Wedding invitation: what to include?

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Wedding invitation: what to include?

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Wedding invitation: what to include?

A wedding invitation is an important document that you send to your guests to invite them to your big day. It is the first impression your guests will get of what to expect at your wedding, so it is important that the invitation is clear, stylish and complete.

In this guide, we are going to look at the key elements you need to include in your wedding invitation, so you can make sure your guests are fully informed and can feel prepared for your special day.

Wedding invitation

Frequently asked questions about wedding invitations:

It is up to you to decide whether you want to allow a plus-one for your single friends. If you don't mind inviting additional people, you can choose to do so. However, if you are limited in the number of people you can invite, you can choose to invite only the single friends.

Yes, it is customary to send an RSVP card along with the invitation, on which guests can indicate whether they will attend or not. This gives the bride and groom a better idea of how many people will be at the wedding and helps plan the number of food and drinks.

It is customary to send out invitations three to six months before the wedding. This gives guests enough time to make their plans and book any travel arrangements.

If you want to invite someone but cannot for whatever reason, it is important to communicate this in a polite way. For example, you can send a personal letter or make a phone call to let them know that you are sorry you cannot invite them and to avoid any hard feelings.

If someone has replied that he/she cannot come but will still show up at the wedding, it is important to handle this in a polite manner. Thank the person for attending and explain that you would appreciate it if they keep to the RSVP deadline so that you can arrange enough food and drinks for all the guests.

Who you invite to your wedding depends on your personal preferences and your budget. Some people choose to invite only the closest family members and friends, while others want to invite a larger group. It is important to consider what best suits your needs and what works best for your particular wedding.

The invitation should include the name of the bride and groom, the date and time of the wedding, the location of the ceremony and party and any other important information. For example, if there is a theme or specific dress code, this should also be mentioned on the invitation.

Yes, it is increasingly common these days to send electronic invitations. This is a more environmentally friendly option and it can also be a cheaper alternative to paper invitations. However, if you send electronic invitations, it is important to make sure you send the invitations on time and that you have the correct e-mail addresses of all guests.

It is not mandatory to put a gift line on the invitation, but some people choose to do so if they want a specific gift or if they have a gift registration. If you do put a gift line on the invitation, it is important to do so in a polite manner and to emphasise that guest attendance is the most important gift.

Example:

Dear [friend's name],

We cordially invite you to participate in our wedding!
It promises to be a beautiful day where we celebrate our love with family and friends.

Date: [date of wedding]
Time: [time when ceremony begins]
Location: [location of ceremony and reception]

There is a dress code of [dress code, e.g. 'summer chic' or 'breezy summer clothes']. We hope you can be there to share this special day with us! We hope you can confirm attendance before [date] by e-mail or phone.

Sincerely, [your name]

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This should be in an invitation:

There are some important things to include in a wedding invitation:

1. The name of the bride and groom:

This is the most important information that should be on the invitation.

2. The date and location of the wedding:

Make sure you put the exact date and location of the wedding on the invitation, including the city and country if the wedding is not taking place nearby.

3. The time when the ceremony starts:

Also mention the time when the ceremony starts, so people know what time to arrive.

4. Whether it is a ceremony with or without a subsequent party:

If there is a party after the ceremony, this should be stated on the invitation. If there is no party, this should also be clearly stated.

5. RSVP information:

Make sure you clearly state on the invitation how people can respond and when they should do so.

6. Details, if any:

If there are special dress codes or other things that people need to consider, this should be stated on the invitation.

Wedding guests

things few people know about wedding invitations:

  • It is customary to send the invitation three to six months before the wedding. This gives guests enough time to make their plans and book any travel arrangements.
  • It is customary to make the invitation by name to the people invited. This means you can't just send the invitation to "family" or "friends"; you have to use specific names.
  • It is customary to send the invitation on formal stationery, such as white or cream-coloured paper with a fine edge. It is also customary to seal the invitation with a wax seal or a seal sticker.
  • It is customary to send an RSVP card along with the invitation, on which guests can indicate whether they will attend or not. This gives the bride and groom a better idea of how many people will be at the wedding and helps plan the number of food and drinks.
  • It is customary to send the invitation to the bride's parents if they are paying for the wedding, and to the groom's parents if they are paying for the wedding. If the bride and groom

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About the Author: Justin Manders

Westland-based professional photographer since 2013. Graduated from photography school and still learning. Feel free to ask me anything about wedding and photography.

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