Deciding what to include in your wedding invitations can be tricky. There’s lots of information to get across to your guests before your big day, but how much would you like to leave to a surprise?

Many of our brides in the past have given lots of information on their invitations including if children are invited, hotels nearby and even song requests and menu information.

On the other hand, some couples give the minimum information, leaving it simple by just supplying the very basic information  – times, dates and venues etc. This can however, lead to lots of questions from guests.

This just shows that with wedding invitations there really is no right or wrong, it is personal preference to how much you want to give!

To help our engaged couples come to a decision of what they need to pass on to their guests, we have come up with a list of what you can include:

Day / Evening Invitations:

  • Who invites (parents or couple)
  • Names – Full names or first names
  • ‘Are getting married’ or something similar
  • Date
  • Venue
  • Time
  • Arrival Time
  • Reception venue
  • ‘we hope you can join us’ or something similar
  • RSVP printed on – or seperate RSVP


Information Cards, what to include: 

  • Addresses of Venues
  • Illustrated Map – These are great to include for people who don’t know the area or are travelling a distance. Illustrated maps can add a design element and you can pick out places of hotels nearby which may be handy.
  • Accommodation – It’s good to let guests know about local hotels incase they are wanting to stay the night. You can supply a mixture of Hotels, B&Bs, Self Catering etc. It is also helpful to include the distance they are from the venue and also a phone number, website and pricing information.
  • Transport Information / Parking
  • Gifts / Gift List Details
  • Children – Speak to us about how you can put this across nicely if children are not invited to your wedding day, we have poem options and wording which may suit your needs.
  • Dress Code – Let them know what you want them to wear. It’s you day, so let them know if you want them to dress to impress. The last thing you want is Aunty Sue turning up to a Black Tie Wedding in her favourite jeans and a cardigan! This is also really handy for abroad weddings, if it’s hot weather you want to reassure your guests that it is still a wedding but you want them to feel comfortable.
  • Carriages
  • Arrival Time

RSVPs, what to include:

  • A Space for guests names
  • Tick boxes for Attending / Not attending
  • Return Date
  • Return Address
  • Dietary Requirements
  • Song Requests
  • Menu Choices
  • Pre Addressed Envelopes
  • Post card format

We are not only designers, we are also here to help! If you have any questions regarding wording or information, please do ask, we are more than happy to give our advise. Contact us here.

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