What to Include in Invitations?

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
237 posts
Helper bee

Sounds like you’ve covered most of it! 

Hotel information would be good. Do your guests have meal choices that they would need to specify? 

Post # 4
3813 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

Sounds about like what we did!  We specifically said “For more information including travel and accomodations please visit [our wedding site]” so that they knew that’s where they could find that info.  If you want to though, you can include a card with hotel info and maybe a map/directions to your venue.  Also you might want to do the whole numbering your RSVP cards so that you know who sent back what, just in case any of your guests forget to fill out their names.

I also asked for any dietary/allergy restrictions, although I usually don’t see that on RSVP cards!

Post # 7
917 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@inky_1:  I would put the hotel and website info on a separate card, together. Also, are his parents’ names not on the invitation at all? Ours includes 4 separate pieces of cardstock with different purposes: Invitation, RSVP, Reception, Guest information (hotels and website). I can post them, if you’d like to see. 

Post # 8
5935 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m getting the invitation card, RSVP postcard, Accommodations card (there was too much information about what number to call, etc. to not include a seperate card), and a menu card detailing what eat choice will be (but it looks like this is included on your RSVP)

Post # 11
917 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@inky_1:  I think in super tradition sometimes his parents go below his name, so it indicates who’s paying (your parents) but also names his family. Like this:

Mr. and Mrs. Bride’s parents

Invite you to attend the wedding of their daughter,

Bride First and Middle Names


Groom First and Middle Names

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Groom’s parents

It’s totally up to you, though! In my case FI’s mom is paying for it, so all of our parents’ names are up top, before ours. It’s definitely a personal, and even regional, thing. I’d say, if you’re worried, run it past both sets of parents to see what they want. That’s what we did–just to make sure my sometimes traditional parents weren’t offended to have his parents’ names up top, too.

Post # 13
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We put “together with their families” no matter who paid or didn’t or how much. Just seemed like the most respectful option to us.

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