Invitations are the introduction to your wedding and should reflect the theme, scheme and style of your Big Day. We know “invitation etiquette” can be daunting, so we are sharing our FAQ’s.
Q: If the Bride’s parents are throwing the wedding, how can I honor the Groom’s parents on the invitation?
A: If the parents of the Bride are hosting, then their names go on the top of the invitation, and the Groom’s parents will be recognized after his name…
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jones
Request the Pleasure of Your Company
at the Marriage of Their Daughter
John Bradley Richards
son of Mr. and Mrs. Evan Richards
Q: What should I include in a “More Information” or enclosure card?
A: I would create a Hotel Accommodation card, offering 3 different hotel choices at 3 different price levels.
I would also create a separate card for guests invited to the weekend activities, i.e. Rehearsal Dinner and After-Wedding Brunch
Q: Does the Rehearsal Dinner information belong in my invitation suite?
A: Rehearsal Dinner information can be put on a separate “Weekend Activities” card in the invitation envelope. Make sure to write whom the dinner hosted by.
You can also have the Parents of the Groom, or whoever is hosting the dinner, send out a separate invitation independently.
Q: Do I Include my registry information in the invitation suite?
A: I NEVER recommend that. Registry information on the Save the Date is much more appropriate.
Q: How do I know what stamps to use?
A: I like to use personalized stamps for all invitations. You can use a photo, or use your font and wedding colors to stylize your stamp. Zazzle.com has great options!
Q: How do I know what size stamps to get?
A: Think larger for larger invitations and smaller for return envelopes. Make certain to take an assembled sample invitation to the post office to weigh it before ordering stamps.