It's been a little over a month since the launch and I wanted to share with your guys some tips on wedding invitations. I am planning a wedding for a beautiful couple for fall of next year and I thought that this would be helpful for couples in general.
With the ever evolving traditions of weddings it could get pretty confusing of what to include or not include in your invitation kit. However, regardless of what you choose to include, wedding invitations all serve one main purpose. They are the initial communication between you as the couple to your guests.
Usually wedding invitations should be finalized and ordered 6-9 months before the wedding date. This allows time for them to be printed, packaged and ship to you. An invitation kit usually includes: the invitation itself, RSVP cards, RSVP envelopes, map and directions, and accommodations cards.
The Invitation: The initial communication between you and your guest. This should include details such as date, time, and place of your wedding ceremony and/or reception. If you plan on having a different guest list for your ceremony vs. your reception you will need to print them separately.
RSVP Cards & Envelopes: The invitation is your communication to your guest and the RSVP card is their way of communication back. This generally indicates to them how many are invited and if children will be present at the wedding. Having a stamped envelope with your returning address is ideal so that this way all your guest has to do is fill out the RSVP and drop if off in the mail.
Map and Directions: A simple eligible map with written directions helps those that aren’t familiar with the area of your venue. They are also extremely helpful for those out-of-town guests.
Accommodations Cards: Accommodation cards are used for out-of-town guest which list things for them to do and see during their stay while they attend your wedding. Most out-of-town guest stay a weekend or if they are travelling a great distance maybe even longer. This is not mandatory and not always included if the majority of your guest are locals, but it is a nice gesture.
Now keep in mind, there are no set rules on what must and must not be included; after all this is your wedding and you’re are entitled to include whatever you want. I hope you enjoyed reading and remember to follow for more wedding tips and tricks.