This is the latest area of planning I’m going through. I’m not in any way a DIY’er but this past weekend I’ve been firing off ideas to a friend to see if she can help me create! we’ll be adding a few more details to make them just so, and I’ll be sure to share what we come up with, once they’ve all been sent out of course! But it’s more fun than I first thought it would be.
What do you need to think about when looking at invites and all the other bits that go with it? I’ve always said and thought, that an invite is the first little wedding something that guests get to see, most recently we got an invite which was fab, it had wellies, and bunting and set the tone that perhaps we should bring a tent to get into full festival mode it was great. So go for it, add those real personal touches and make them yours.
So here’s little list to get you started!
“Save the Date”
Just a little card to let people know the date of your wedding, I like them as it gives plenty of notice when it comes to booking time off work or if other arrangements need to be made, especially if you’ve got to travel further afield to get to the celebration.
“The Wedding Invitation”
Has a host line – Together with their families. A nice turn of phrase to include immediate family from both sides.
Action line – Invite to share in celebrating their wedding
Information line – Date, time and venue
Party line – Dinner and dancing to follow or reception to continue from “specified time”
“Evening Reception invitation”
Action line – Request the pleasure of your company at their wedding reception
Information– Date, time, venue
Party line – Food drink and dancing
*Tip! Remember,You only need to send an invite per house hold!!
The little response card to let the couple know If you can delightfully attend or regretfully can’t make it, it will also have space for dietary requirements, as well has having a “reply by date” It may not seem like you should rush this, but it’s a huge help for the couple to sort out final numbers, table planning and just makes life so much easier so don’t dilly dally! Now there’s normally an email to reply to or even a text response will be fine.
A card to inform guests how to get to your venue, possibly letting them know of good accommodations to stay in and what the couple are asking for gifts wise.
*Tip: Other stationary – Menus, thank you cards, placement cards and seating plan.
“Order of The Day”
This will have information for all to see and will detail the order of events of the day on the day, and will for example have the time of the wedding, when photos will be happening, food, speeches, cake cutting and so on, this can either be hand held or big enough to pop on an easel, which will be placed near the entrance of where guests arrive.
We’ve some fab talents on our Isle who can help you create the perfect invite for your wedding. And i’m pleased to be able to have shared “Katy Rose Designs” images for todays post, please go check out her stuff! , You’ll find her working alongside The Events.co who offer a whole host of wedding accessories to help make your day something extra special.
Til next time