Updated: Nov 19
Are you working on your wedding invitations and needing a bit of guidance? Let us help!
The Essential details
1. Couple’s full names
Optional: the host/ names of the parents inviting you to celebrate the wedding of their children…
2. Wedding date
3. Correct full venue (s) name and address (including postal code)
Ceremony and reception (locations and times for each if separate venue)
4. Dress Code
5. Start time
(EBE advice: Always suggest for their invite to have the start time 30 minutes prior to the actual ceremony time to ensure all guests are present when you walk down the aisle (e.g. if the ceremony is at 5:00 pm - invites should say 4:30 pm)
Attending or not attending
Date to RSVP by (approximately four weeks before your wedding date)
Wedding website link/ QR code
How to (RSVP card mail, website, etc..)
Seats have been reserved for their party, and a spot for your guests to fill in how many are attending
Any dietary restrictions and the main dish selection(s) (if required)
Pre/Post wedding celebrations (RSVP)
Crucial venue details
(parking, entry, accessibility, overnight parking, outdoor (grass), …)
Any transportation or hotel accommodations for out-of-town guests
Kids (yes or no).
If you are requesting no children, there are multiple ways to phrase this request. Ex. “While we love all of the children in our lives, we have decided to keep our ceremony and reception an adults-only event. We hope this advance notice means you are still able to share our big day.”
Or, you can include the names of all those invited and say “we have reserved __ seats for your party”
You can add something fun to the RSVP card! For example “a song I can't wait to dance to _________”
There are multiple wording options varying in formality, check out our past couples' invitations in this blog for inpiration
Your wedding invites are the introduction to your wedding, as such your invitation should stick to the theme- colours, formal/ casual, …
If you are having a destination wedding, you can get creative by ditching the traditional invitation and create a plane ticket style invitation
When ordering your invitations, count by households not your individual guest count!
Triple check the invitations! Ensure your timing is correct and have friends/family members check your spelling, wording and grammar before ordering your invites!
If you want your guests to mail the invite back when RSVPing- include stamped and addressed envelopes
Order extras for keepsakes, photos, resends and B-List guests (as people RSVP ‘no’, you may have some additional people that you weren't able to invite initially due to venue restrictions)
And don’t forget to mail them out 3 months prior to your wedding day!