It's becoming increasingly popular for couples to design their own wedding invitations through something like Canva using pre-made templates, or even send digital invites while others still choose to hire someone to create their perfect invite. Regardless of your preference, there are some essential things you need to include.
Logistical things include:
Additional information to think about:
RSVP Decide how you want your RSVPs communicated –via your mobile number so request a text by X date. Or opt for a re-stamped postcard where your guest can physically tick a ‘yes count me in’ and pop it in the post box for you. And if you’re doing a digital ‘Save the Date’/Invitation, there will be a RSVP tracker that you can use. Any of these works but just make sure you ask for the RSVP with enough time to let your caterer know your guest numbers, as well as your hire company if you’re having to organise your own chair hire and table settings (cutlery, glassware etc.) for the wedding.
Dietary Requirements. Your caterer will want to know any dietary requirements. This is where that fancy pre-stamped postcard can come in handy as you can ask people to note these down. Otherwise, they can be emailed or texted to you, or easily added to a digital invitation.
Dress code so your guests can organise the appropriate attire to suit your event.
If you’re making a long weekend out of your wedding and plan on getting guests involved in some events (e.g. wine tour, golf tournament), share an itinerary and also suggested accommodation with your invites.
Kids - Are they welcome or not? It can be an awkward thing to address but it’s worth making it clear on your invitation so there’s no confusion for your guests.
For design inspiration, take a look at our Pinterest board.