The bride and groom need to make sure to include all of the necessary information that the guests will need. This includes the wedding date, time, and location of the ceremony. If the reception information is different, then this information should be included as well. The wedding invitations should include the full names of the bride and groom as well as the names of those who are hosting the wedding if different than the bride and groom. All of this information will be included in the wedding invitation wording. Every invitation retailer will have examples to choose from. The bride and groom can choose one of these, mix and match several examples to meet their needs, or write their own invitation wording. As long as all of the pertinent information is included, the rest of the wording should mesh with the wedding tone.
Along with the wedding invitations, the bride and groom need to include a way for the guests to respond. Most often including reply cards with the invitations does this. This reply card should include a line for the guest to include his or her name, whether or not they will be attending the wedding, the number of people attending. The reply card should include a self-addressed, stamped envelope as well. If the couple chooses not to include a reply card, then the reply information should be included on the wedding invitations.
In addition to all of this information, the bride and groom can choose to add some extras to their wedding invitations. The couple should include information for out of town guests that includes hotel information as well as information for local attractions. None of these options is necessity, but will add a lot to the wedding invitations.
Wedding invitations are one of the more fun decisions for the bride and groom to make. This does not need to be a stressful decision as long as these basics are followed.