What should be included on a wedding invitation?
The wedding invitation should include: the hosts, names of the couple, a request to attend the wedding, date, time, ceremony and reception locations, dress code and RSVP card or information.
Do the couple’s parents names go on the invitations?
Formal invitations include the parent’s names. Especially if they are paying for the wedding, or making a significant contribution. It is not unusual though for weddings to not include parent’s names.
When should I send my wedding invitations?
Wedding invitations should be sent six to eight weeks in advance of your wedding. Invitations for destination weddings should be sent 3 months prior. You might like to send a save the date to important and interstate guests up to a year prior.
Is it OK to text or email invitations?
Yes. Some guests, especially older people will prefer a printed invitation though. A printed invitation also sets the tone for your wedding and is something people can keep handy in the lead-up to your day, rather than getting lost in a spam folder or hidden under many newer texts.
What other wedding stationery do I need?
You might like to also arrange other useful information as invitation inserts – map, gift registry details, child-care and accommodation options. It is also common to order matching RSVP, thank you and place cards.
What should be included on a RSVP card?
You may wish to have names printed on the RSVP cards to minimise the chances of blank cards being returned and you not knowing who they are from. Your RSVP cards should also ask if the guests “will attend” or are “unable to attend”. They should also ask for dietary requirements. RSVP cards should have a due date 3 to 4 weeks prior to your wedding. You can also ask guests to RSVP via email, text or via a personal wedding website.
How much do wedding invitations cost?
Wedding invitation packs that you assemble and print yourself can work out from just over $1 per invitation. However, embellishments like ribbon and wax will be extra. Custom designed and assembled invitations can be $15 each, however you do not need one per person, one invitation per household is fine. Be sure to check whether or not the price includes an envelope. Make sure you order some blank extras in-case of errors or early “unable to attend” RSVPs which allow you to invite additional guests. Remember to factor in postage stamps when finalising your invitation and stationery budget. Larger or square envelopes may incur a higher postage charge.