Mar 12

7 Essential Details to Include in Your Wedding Invitation Suite

Your wedding invitation suite is a crucial element of your big day. It sets the stage for the occasion and imparts vital information to your guests. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through creating the ideal wedding invitation by highlighting seven essential details you must include. Let’s get started! 

What to Include in Your Wedding Invitation Suite

The Couple’s Names

The ideal wedding invitation design should prominently feature the names of the couple tying the knot. If applicable, it should also include the wedding hosts’ names (if they aren’t the bride and groom). Whether you opt for the classic combination of first names and surnames or embrace the intimacy of first names only, ensure the font size and style make a statement.

Date, Time, and Location of the Wedding

Provide your guests with the foundation for their attendance by including the critical details of the wedding day. Share the full date of the occasion, including the day of the week. In addition, specify the ceremony time and the name and address of the wedding venue. With this information, your guests can plan their schedules accordingly, ensuring a timely arrival.

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RSVP Instructions

You want to make sure your guests can RSVP! This means enclosing a pre-addressed and stamped envelope in your wedding invitation suite or directing your guests to an online RSVP tracker. However, you shouldn’t include your wedding website on your invitation card. Instead, place that information on your RSVP or Details card with the RSVP deadline. We recommend establishing the deadline four to six weeks before your wedding. That way, you’ll have sufficient time to contact your venue and caterer with the finalized guest count. If applicable, your RSVP card should also include meal options.

Ceremony and Reception Details

Beyond the basics, your wedding invitation suite should delve into the specifics of your ceremony and reception. For example, it should communicate if the reception will follow immediately or if it will take place at a separate venue. If there is a gap between the two events, suggest local activities for your guests and provide a detailed wedding day timeline. In addition, ensure your guests are well-informed of special instructions, such as a dress code or the venue’s parking policy.

Accommodation Information

Assist your out-of-town guests by including accommodation details. List recommended lodging near your venue (include addresses, phone numbers, and website details) or designate a reserved block of rooms at a specific location. Note that you can communicate most of this information on your wedding website. A brief statement about accommodations on your details card followed by directions for visiting your wedding website is best. 

Dress Code

You can ease your guests’ uncertainty about attire by including a dress code in your wedding invitation suite. It isn’t necessary to include specific instructions (unless you want to); a generalized term such as “semi-formal” or “cocktail attire” will suffice. Whether yours is a black-tie celebration or a laid-back one, clarity about the expected attire will ensure everyone feels comfortable and appropriately dressed.

Additional Information

Include any additional information that will enhance your guests’ experience. This category encompasses details about transportation, parking, and specific instructions for the wedding day or weekend that may be unclear. Consider incorporating information about local activities and dining options if you’re having a destination wedding. No matter what you choose to include, make sure you’re clear and concise so the information is easy to understand.

Essential details to include in your wedding invitation suite

Crafting the perfect wedding invitation suite involves a thoughtful balance of personalization and practicality. By incorporating these seven essential details, you’ll create a suite that sets the stage for your big day and ensures your guests are ready to attend your wedding. 

When it comes to designing your suite, you have options! Turnage + Watts offers three distinct design experiences tailored to your specific needs. Shop our Zazzle for print-ready, affordable designs with that signature T+W flair. Or work with our lead designer to create a semi-custom or custom suite that’s unique to you. Need guidance? Contact us today to let us know how we can best assist you. 


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