Wedding Wednesday: When Less Is More – Invitations
November 27th, 2013
It’s such an exciting time of year for us here. The holidays are just around the corner and the engagement season is about to start! With that said, I thought this would be the perfect time to discuss what pieces you need to include with your invitation and what you don’t!
Do you envision your invitation set looking something like the photo above? Chances are if you are having a local wedding, you might not need that many inserts. The basics are your wedding invitation with your names, date, venue and reception information on it accompanied by a mail back reply card (or postcard) and an outer envelope addressed with your guest’s names. If you are wondering what you should do if your entire guest list is living in the digital age, you might want to go with an insert that simply asks them to reply to an email/website instead. Include a phone number too, just in case a relative or two don’t have access to a computer.
Wedding ceremonies taking place out at a remote location with no Google Maps or even a different city – the address may leave your guests confused. Having a map insert is extremely handy. We make this really easy for our couples, because all we require is for you to supply us with your routes from point A to point B. Then we illustrate it digitally and customize it based on your wedding suite. Simple as that!
A great addition to having a map insert is also information regarding accommodations. If half or more of your guests are travelling, you may have arranged a group rate at a nearby hotel that you would like to extend to your out of town guests. A smaller card with this information can be nicely tucked in with the rest of your inserts whether you would like to have them tied together with twine, or organized into a pocket.
One insert that we never encourage though, is including any registry information. I think I’ve brought this topic up before, but I will talk about it again because it’s an important one to us. Tradition and Emily Post say that there should be no mention of money anywhere on your invitation. This also includes the term ”toonie bar”. We strongly suggest having your family and wedding party let everyone know where you are registered and share the information that way instead. You won’t want to look back at your invitations and see that you asked your friends and family to go to Crate & Barrel to outfit your home.
Another insert you may want to include is for the couple who are planning on having a weekend long party, is to do an itinerary. This can be a fun little add on that plays up your theme!
As always, you’re always welcome to come in and speak with one of our consultants to discuss your wedding invitation suite! Call to book your appointment or click here.