Nowadays a Wedding Invitation is no longer just a single Invitation and RSVP Card… A typical Wedding Invitation consists of a whole Suite that’s made up of 2, 3, or even 4 little inserts. So in this post I thought I’d explain exactly what some of these inserts are… to be honest… some are necessary, but some are simply just nice to have. But at least once you know what they are, you can decide which ones you’d like to include in your Wedding Invitation Suite.
WEDDING INVITATION so this is an obvious requirement, not only does your Wedding Invitation provide all the pertinent details of your wedding, but whether you like it or not, your Wedding Invitation will set the tone of your day – so be careful to choose a design that reflects the style of day you’re having…
INFORMATION CARD typically includes any details about your day that you want and/or need your guests to know about. Common details are; the full address of the Ceremony and Reception venue(s), dress code, transportation, hotel and accommodation, nearby parking, gift registry, RSVP and contact details.
DIRECTIONS CARD, this can include the full address of the venue(s), GPS coordinates, road routes, bus routes, train routes, local airports and nearby parking.
RSVP CARD, this usually includes a cut-off date for return of the reply card, a self-addressed, stamped envelope and space for guests to write their names and any special dietary requirements.
GIFT CARD, these smaller cards let your Guests know that you’ve set up a Gift Registry at your favourite shop. They will include the web address of your shop and your personal login code. You can also include a little poem requesting monetary gifts only, or a short paragraph or two requesting no gifts at all.
RECEPTION CARD, these are an American ‘thing’ that is now becoming more and more common in the UK. These cards are a simplified version of your main Invitation, but it only includes the your Reception details – such as time, date and venue location.
I have also created mini “TAXI CARDS” in the past, which were a kind gesture from my Bride who wanted to make it easier on her guests to simply hand over the card to their taxi driver with the full addresses of the Ceremony and Reception Venues.
So I hope this has given you a better idea on what some of the most common inserts are. Do let me know in the comments below which inserts you think you’ll include in your Wedding Invitation Suite…
Love, Leonie xx