Providing Pertinent Information:
Obviously one of the most important reasons for sending out invitations is to give the relevant information to your guests that you are hoping to attend your special day. They are more likely to hold onto your invitations if it contains all the useful information. Things to consider including:
This may seem rather obvious however lots of people make the decision they do not want children at their wedding so it is important to let guests know this. We find the best way to do this is by writing ‘and family’ on the invitation or by writing out purely the guests names, they will then know they need to draft in babysitters for the day.
This may also seem like a bit of a ‘duh’ thing to add but think carefully about what time you would like your guests to arrive by. I have had a hairy moment where my taxi was late and I arrived just as the bride was about to walk down the aisle. To say I was embarrassed would be an understatement. Make sure your invitations advise your guests to arrive 20-30 mins before you plan to be there so there is time for everyone to be sat down comfortably before you intend on making your grand entrance.
When designing stationery we always advise our guests to put in the full address including postcode that way there is no room for error and people will be sure to turn up at the right venue. That is unless you are hoping old ‘Aunty Cathy’ will get lost and miss embarrassing you in front of all your friends.