This does not need to be a stressful decision for the bride and groom as long as they have all of the necessary information included with their wedding invitations.
The necessary information that needs to be included on the wedding invitations is all of the information that the guests will need to make plans to attend the wedding. This includes, the date, time, and location of the ceremony. If the reception is at a later time or different location then this information should be included as well. The full names of the bride and groom should be included so that distant relatives and family friends will be able to properly address cards and gifts. If someone other than the bride and groom is hosting the wedding, then they should be acknowledged on the wedding invitations. All of this information is imperative to include on the invitations.
In addition to providing the necessary information, the wedding invitations also need to convey the overall atmosphere of the event. This means that whether the event is casual or formal, the wedding invitations should reflect this. If the bride and groom have chosen a special theme, then this is an excellent way to incorporate it into the wedding planning. By subtly conveying the overall tone of the wedding, guests will know what to expect at the wedding and will also dress appropriately. This will save them embarrassment from wearing a gown to a casual wedding.
The bride and groom need to give a lot of information to their guests through the wedding invitations, but the guests also need to be able to contact the bride and groom to reply to the invitation. This means including a reply card with the wedding invitations. These cards should include a space for the guest’s name, whether or not they will be attending the wedding, how many people will be attending, and any dietary requirements. The bride and groom will need all of this information in order to finalise many of their wedding details. The reply cards should include a self-addressed, stamped envelopes for the guests to return.
In addition to the wedding invitations and reply cards, the bride and groom should include special information for out of town guests. This could be a simple print out that outlines local area attractions, the best restaurants, and hotels. This will help those guests plan their trip and is a wonderful courtesy.
Wedding invitations are a necessary part of wedding planning. As long as the bride and groom are prepared with all of the pertinent information, then this is also one of the easiest aspects of wedding planning.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013