5 Must-Haves for Your Wedding Invitations
You guys. You're going to think I've gone off the deep end with this post! But believe me, these common pieces of information are overlooked more often than you think. And really, let's be honest here. This is most likely your first time planning a wedding, so how are you supposed to know the standard protocol?! That's why us wedding pros are here to help! (Side note: never underestimate the knowledge of a good wedding pro!).
So if you haven't yet started discussing your wedding invitations, I want you to bookmark this page. Go ahead, I'll wait. Okay, done? Great! Now, when you do begin discussing your invitations with your fiancé and/or family, I want you to go back to your bookmarks and pull this page up to make absolute certain you're not forgetting these key pieces of information for your guests, okay?
Without further ado, here are the pieces of information you most certainly do not want to forget on your wedding invitations:
Your Names. Duh. I really hope this isn't a piece of information you'd forget, buuuut I'm throwing it out there. Just in case.
Your Wedding Date. This might seem obvious, but you guys! I've had couples forget to send me that little tidbit of information. You want all your favorite people there partying with you, right? So you better make darn sure the date's on there!
Your Ceremony Time. This is right there with your wedding date. You want your favorites to show up, so make sure they know what time!
Your Ceremony Location. Now how in the world do you expect your guests to know where to go if you don't tell them where they are supposed to witness you get hitched? Bonus: If your reception is in a different location from your ceremony, I highly recommend including your reception location as well, so your guests can plan their weekend accordingly.
An RSVP date. THIS. This is important, friends! A lot of times, it is hard enough just to get your guests to reply on time without you pestering them three days before the reply date, so I beg you - do not leave this open-ended! You'll thank me three days after your response date.
I know you think I'm crazy, but I have couples forget to disclose this information without being prompted all the time. It's no surprise, really - you're excited. You've spent months (if not years!) planning this day in your head, so you are under the assumption everyone else knows when and where to be, too! You have a lot of things going on. I get it. That's why it's so important for you to bookmark this page (you were already supposed to do that, remember?) and refer back to it when you're ready to get started with your stationer!