What to Include in Your Wedding Invitation


The wedding date has been set. The wedding venue has been reserved. Now it’s time to get those wedding invitations ready! Wondering what to include in your wedding invitation? Not sure where to begin? Ok, here are a few must-haves to include in your wedding invitation.

Hosts along with the couple
Your wedding invitation should include you and your fiancé’s names. It’s also a good idea to include the names of those hosting the wedding, whether it be the parents of the bride, groom, or both. You may wish to list the host or hosts by their full name along with their appropriate title.

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Date and time
The wedding date is a key element to any invitation, and you want to be sure you do not list the wrong date. Be sure to list the day of the week, the month, and the year so guests know how to plan. The time of ceremony should be listed directly below the wedding date.

Venue in detail
Whether you are having a destination wedding or a backyard wedding, your guests need to know where to show up. List the name of the wedding venue along with the address. Going the extra mile to include a directional card would also be helpful. It may seem obvious, but this addition will be helpful for your out of town guests!

Wedding attire
The style of your wedding invitation should give your guests a peek into the type of event you are having. A formal invitation written in calligraphy will set a much different tone than a colorful or playful invitation. Information regarding your wedding style can be included on a general detail card, or at the bottom of your wedding invitation. The typical categories of wedding attire are Black Tie, Semi-Formal and Casual.

RSVP card
Couples should include an RSVP card for guests to inform them if they are attending their wedding, and the number of guests. Along with the card should be a response envelope that already has the designated address printed on it with a stamp. This will make it so easier for your guests to respond. If there is a wedding RSVP online, have an option to select if they can make it. Be sure to have a specific date by which you would like the guests to respond. Make it clear and simple!


Reception details
The invitation usually focuses on the wedding ceremony. If the wedding reception is held at a different venue, add a card with the name of the venue, address of the location and directions for guests. If the wedding venue and reception are in the same location, add a line stating that “dinner and dancing will follow” at the end of the main invitation.

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