What NOT to Say on Your Wedding Invitation
Wedding invitation wording requires 4 key pieces of information: who’s getting married, who’s hosting, the time and date, and location.
When the time comes to create your wedding invitations, there are LOTS of ways to go about wording them. How elaborate your wording gets is up to you but there are 3 things you should never say on your wedding invitations.
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#1: Do Not Mention Gifts or Gift Registries
Simply put: there should not be any mention of gifts on your wedding invitation. Why? It’s poor etiquette to assume that your wedding guests owe you a gift.
Gift registries should never be mentioned on the wedding invitation itself. Traditionally, registry information has been shared by word of mouth and these days, it’s easy to find most registries with a quick internet search.
There is one place you can add your wedding registry information though – your wedding website! Remember to include your website address on the backside of your wedding invitation or on a separate information card. This is perfectly acceptable.
#2. We Don’t Want Children at Our Wedding
Not inviting children to your wedding should be communicated clearly and there’s ways to do this that are kind and follow wedding etiquette rules too.
Yes, you can state “no children, please” directly on your invitation, but we recommend finding a more gentle way to communicate this.
#3: Pre- or Post-Wedding Events
Your wedding invitation should invite only to your wedding ceremony and reception.
Since most other wedding-related celebrations – like your rehearsal dinner or post-wedding-day brunch – are only attended by select guests, separate invitations should be sent.
If you’re hoping to save money on postage though, invitations for these celebrations can be slipped in with your wedding invitation suite. Just make sure you put the correct invitations in the correct envelopes.
We hope you found this wedding invitation advice helpful! If you have any questions as you personalize your cheap-but-chic wedding invitations, we’re here to help!
Happy planning, brides and grooms! xoxo