What to Include with Wedding Invitations

Posted by Nick Niesen on October 27th, 2010

Wedding invitations is one of the most important decisions that a bride and groom need to make when planning their wedding. Wedding invitations are often the first contact made between the bride and groom and their guests. This makes it important to make sure that all of the necessary items are included.

The first consideration is obviously the wedding invitations themselves. These should include the day, date, time and location of the wedding. It should also include the names of the bride and groom and the names of whoever is hosting the wedding if different than the bride and groom. If there is a reception following the ceremony, then this location should be included as well. The wedding invitations should match the overall tone and colour scheme of the wedding. This will alert the guests as to what to expect at the wedding, whether it is a formal or casual affair.

It is imperative to include reply cards within the envelope. This is just as important as the wedding invitations. This card will need to have spaces that the guest can use to fill in their name, whether or not they are attending the wedding, and the number of people who will be attending in their party. These reply cards should have a self-addressed, stamped envelope included for the guests to return. These reply cards are imperative to include with the wedding invitations.

Wedding invitations should also include information for out of town guests who will need to make travel arrangements for the wedding. The bride and groom should make sure to book a block of rooms at a local hotel. The hotel will likely give a discount. This information should then be included with the wedding invitations so that guests can take advantage of the lower rate as well as book their trip in advance.

The wedding invitations may need to include information about the reception if it is at a different location than the ceremony or at a later time. This would include the location of the reception, time, and directions to the reception site. This does not need to be anything as fancy as the wedding invitations, but is necessary for guests to have this information prior to the wedding.

There are special extras that can be included with wedding invitations in order to make them more elegant and appealing. This includes the traditional piece of tissue paper overlay on top of the wedding invitations or other embellishments. These additional touches will complete the look of the invitations and envelopes.

Wedding invitations are a lot of fun to choose. It is at this time that many brides and grooms really feel connected and reality of the wedding sets in. It becomes truly exciting!

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