Wedding Invitations – The Basics
Wedding invitations can seem pretty simple, but there’s a lot of thought that should go into your perfect invitation.
First, it’s the couple & wedding! That’s easy, right? Some things to think about, do you want your full name including your middle name or keep it short and sweet?
Now onto the date and time. The time should be the exact time, you do not want guests to arrive too early. Most guests already arrive 15-30 minutes before the event time stated on the invitation, so bumping up the time could have guests waiting over an hour for the wedding to start! Here are some examples for more of a casual vs formal wedding.
Saturday, October 7th, 2017
Saturday, the seventh of October
Two thousand and seventeen
Three o’clock in the afternoon
An important detail to go onto the invitation is the venue name and address to make it hassle-free for your guests. How else will they know where your big day will be!? If the venue is hard to find, directions or map insert would be great for your guests! (p.s. stay tuned for what you can use detail cards for!)
If you are having a reception at the same location as your ceremony, you can add a small detail at the bottom of your invitation. Some wording could be “reception to follow” or something more fun “dinner, dancing & cake to follow!”. If you are having a reception at a different location, a reception/detail insert card would be best for those details!
You’re dreaming about it right now, aren’t you? Your perfect venue, with the perfect friends and family, marrying your perfect person! It wouldn’t be complete without that perfect invitation! Invitations are the first glimpse of your wedding that the guests will see, they need to portray your perfect day!