This is the star of the show and also non-negotiable. But you get to decide how playful you want the invitations to be and you can choose to go the totally less formal route (our favorite way to do things around here!). Here are the key elements that make up the invitation card
WARNING Avoid putting “adults only affair”. While I am all about rule breaking, I’m also all about educating my clients and this is a sure fire way piss off some wedding guests because it comes off as being rude. So Instead omit the children’s names on the addressed envelope and only include the parents names they should indicate that only the parents are invited.
This is the only other item that is non-negotiable because you need to know if it’s a ‘yes’ or ‘no’. Highly discourage online RSVPs (future blog post to follow about this).
PRO TIP have the postage on the RSVP envelope already please pass that cost onto your wedding guests.
NUMBER OF SEATS RESERVED (Optional) Strongly recommend this if you don’t want any family drama or RSVP confusion. This lets the intended guest know if they have a plus one or not and is a perfect solution for skipping awkward conversations with wedding guests about who is and who is not invited. I offer this as an upgrade to my custom invitation clients. I call it “PITA Avoidance Insurance”.
RSVP NUMBERING (Optional) Believe it or not some people forget to sign their names on the RSVP card. I take an invisible ink marker and mark the back of the RSVP card for my clients and match it upTo their guest list which also has numbers next to each guest. That way if someone forgets to sign, I can just take the black light, look at the number on the back and match it to the guest list. Now we know who the RSVP card is for! This is another optional service that I offer to my brides.
This is like the wild card of the wedding suite. You can also have multiple details cards or wedding inserts depending on how many wedding activities you have planned. Each card should have it’s own topic.
SAVE THE DATE
This should be the first card that just yet to make sure they mark their calendars for your wedding date as soon as you know your venue they should be sent out and they’re typically sent out six months before your wedding date however some couples choose not to send these out at all so it’s up to you
These optional invitation suite finishes really do elevate the overall look and storytelling of your wedding invitations suite. Add a wax seal with a pop of color or your monogram. Another favorite is adding silk ribbon to tie all of the wedding suite pieces together. Some brides even choose to have a vellum overlay Over their invitation as an extra layer of detail or they’ll even do a villain wrap over the entire suite and seal it with wax seal. My personal favorite is stuffing addressed envelopes with glitter or confetti! #ExtraAF!
CHOOSE YOUR WEDDING INVITATION ADVENTURE
Now, you can swipe left or right and see which pieces are right for you! Here’s a helpful guide all about WHEN TO SEND YOUR WEDDING INVITATIONS, so don’t forget to check that blog post out.
Wanna talk about what pieces would be right for you? E-mail me over at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can talk! If you already know what you’re looking for, let’s get started with your custom wedding invitation suite by filling out this contact form.
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