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Wedding Invitations: What to Include

By Edited Jul 16, 2015 2 2

There are many questions that Brides to be have when it comes to the wedding planning, this may answer a few of those questions about the invites. Some common wedding things have been forgotten over the years, some could be a breech of etiquette if forgotten. The proper bride wants to bring friends and family together for a celebration of love, not risk upsetting anyone by doing something wrong. The following is some guidelines of what should, or should not be included in a wedding invitation.

Tissue Paper: If you order your invites from a professional printer there is a good chance that a square of tissue paper will come inside the cards. Many brides have seen this tissue and wondered what it is for or if it should be included. Invitation manufacturers include this little piece of paper to protect the ink from transferring or smudging on the card. Now days most inks are not likely to smudge but the tissue paper continues to be placed inside the card, either just in case or from habit. Since this paper is just randomly cut to be protection for the ink of the card, it is intended that when you receive the cards and begin addressing them, that you will throw away the scrap of tissue paper.

Gift Registry: Should you include information of where you are registered? After all you registered so that people would know what to get you, right? Etiquette says no! To include your registry information gives your guests the impression that the gift they bring is more important then their attendance. So what are you supposed to do with your registry information? Be sure that certain key people know where you are registered. People like the parents of the bride and groom and members of the wedding party should be told about where you are registered. Of course the person who is throwing your bridal shower, usually the maid of honor, should have your registry information to share in to the bridal party invitees. If guest want to know they will ask you or one of your key people and then you can share your registry information, not in your wedding invite.

RSVP: Translated, RSVP, means "respond please". RSVP cards are not necessary but can be very helpful in your wedding planning. When people respond as they should, it gives you an idea of how many seats for the ceremony and reception, how much food or favors to have. If you are having your reception catered some caterers require an exact number of guests to expect, same goes for some locations with regards to seating.

Hopefully these invitation tips can help make your wedding planning go a bit smoother, because anyone who has planned a wedding knows there are many things to consider and many questions that need to be answered. Good luck on your big day!

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Comments

Dec 23, 2009 5:52pm
infodog
And still many wedding invitations are so complicated...
p.s. Useful tips!
Jan 10, 2010 6:15pm
KathrynDarden
Very helpful information for brides!
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