Deciding whether to go with formal invitations or digital invitations is a part of the wedding planning process. Although digital invitations may be more convenient, we've found that traditionally most couples choose to use formal invitations. Many couples like the idea of customizing their wedding invitations with monograms, different scripts, watermarks, and wax seals. Now that you've chosen the perfect wedding invitation that fits your style. You may still be wondering what you need to include in your wedding invitation suite before you mail them. We've compiled a list of What to Include With Your Wedding Invitation Suite: A Guide for Brides to help your make sure your wedding invitations are complete.
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1. Response Card with Pre-Stamped Envelope
First, on our list of What to Include With Your Wedding Invitation Suite: A Guide for Brides is a response card with a pre-stamped envelope. As you already know, the whole purpose of mailing a wedding invitation is to invite your guest to your wedding celebration. One of the most important requirements to include in your invitation is a response card so that your guest can confirm their attendance or respectfully decline. You should also include a pre-stamped envelope to make it convenient for your guests to respond in a timely manner.
2. Detail Cards
Detail cards are also on our list of What to Include With Your Wedding Invitation Suite: A Guide for Brides. This is especially helpful to your guests because it outlines some of the important details surrounding your wedding. For example, details about hotel accommodations, directions, and shuttle buses should be included on your detail cards. Another thing to include on your detail card is proper attire for your weddings such as a black-tie or other dress codes. When your guests know in advance the details of your wedding, it helps them to better prepare especially if they are traveling from out of town. You can also mention your wedding website on the detail card as another source of information regarding your wedding.
3. Events Card
If your wedding consists of events throughout the entire weekend you should include an events card with your invitation. Information about the rehearsal dinner, welcome party, after-party, or day-after brunch should all be included on your events card. Be sure to include the venue, along with the date and time each event will take place, including the dress code.
If you are having a destination wedding, it would be helpful to include a map in your wedding invitations. Even though this is not a requirement when it comes to your wedding invitations, you can provide your guests with a map of the resort or venue. Another fun idea is a scavenger hunt map when guests arrive that leads to welcome bags and so forth. Your map can also include dining options and shopping malls that are in the area.
If you are interested in learning more about What to Include With Your Wedding Invitation Suite: A Guide for Brides, contact us to speak with one of our wedding planners.