Anatomy of a Wedding Invitation
If you’re just beginning to shop for you wedding invitation, you may be feeling overwhelmed. If you’ve never ordered custom stationery before, or are unfamiliar with wedding invitation etiquette, we’re here to help!
Let’s start with what you need to buy to create a full wedding invitation set.
Featured Wedding Invitation: In the Garden
YOUR INVITATION SET: THE MUST HAVES
#1: The Invitation
Wedding invitations provide guests with all the details they’ll need to attend your wedding. Invitation wording includes your names, the hosts’ names, the date (day, month, year), the time and the location (with address).
Budget Tip: Your wedding invitations may also include a note about attire, food, adults only, etc. We recommend placing this information on the backside of your invite, instead of buying a separate enclosure card.
#2: The Response Card
Response cards allow you to track who will be attending the wedding.
Featured RSVP card: Clearly in Love
Your response card includes a blank space for the guest’s name(s), a respond-by date and a blank space for filling in the number of people attending. You may also include menu options and song requests on this enclosure card.
Budget Tip: Choose an invitation set with a free RSVP postcard. You’ll save a pretty penny on the cards and on postage too!
AND, THE NICE-TO-HAVES
#3: An Information Card
If you have extra details to share about your wedding, slip an information card in with your wedding invitations. Common things to include on info cards are accommodation details or hotel blocks, your wedding website and travel tips.
Featured Information card: Awash
Budget Tip: If you don’t want to send separate Rehearsal Dinner invitations, invite to your big night-before by turning an info card into an invite. Slipping it in with your wedding invitation will save you money on postage.
#4: An Envelope Seal
An envelope seal in the icing on the cake, and it’s super affordable too. Choose a seal that matches your invitation or create a fun photo envelope seal.
Featured Envelope Seals: Marry My Friend
TIPS ON ENVELOPE ADDRESSING
Envelopes come with your wedding invitations, and you can have them printed with your return address for professional look.
You can also have them printed with your guests’ addresses if you choose our envelope addressing service for an additional fee. Be sure to have one wedding invitation ensemble assembled and weighed at the post office before you purchase postage.
We hope you found this wedding invitation advice helpful! Give us a shout if you need any help as you customize your wedding stationery! xoxo