What Do You Need To Include On A Wedding Invitation?

What do you need to include on a wedding invitation? Now you’ve sorted your Save The Date, and your wedding prep is making good headway, it’s time to think about Invitations. Let’s start with the basics:

Date

Including Day, Month and Year. It’s better to be as specific as possible!

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Time 

It’s worth considering including time of ceremony, time of reception, and time of “carriages”. This information will also be different depending on whether you’re doing separate day and evening invites. Here at Giftast, we can mix and match your invitations for no extra cost;)

Location (Ceremony & Reception)

Let your day guests know if they need to anticipate travelling between venues. Again, the information provided may be different depending on if you’re sending out separate day and evening invitations.

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RSVP Details

Are you including a card, or asking people to reply by text/email? When do they need to let you know by?

Plus One

Who is invited? Are your single friends allowed to bring their current SO? Can the kids come? Specify now, to save awkward questions later, and from making your table plan more complicated than it needs to be!

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Also worth considering…

Dress Code/Theme

Want everyone to wear purple? Going for a chilled out, shorts and sandals vibe? Going Gatsby? Now’s the time to let your guests know, so they can begin planning their outfits.

Gift Requests

Whether you have a gift registry set up, or want money for your honeymoon, or even nothing at all, let your guests know your plans.

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Wedding Website

If you’ve too much information to include on your invitation and don’t want to include a separate information card, then you you might want to consider making a wedding website, and including the web address on your invitations. 

Taxi Numbers

Your more organised guests will bring the invitation on the wedding day, so they will have all the timing and location information to hand. Including taxi numbers is especially useful in areas with limited internet access.

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Recommended Local Hotels

Encourage forward planning and cut down on how many phone calls you get all asking the same question – include your recommendations for hotels, including any information regarding reserved rooms at your venue, if necessary.

Directions

Whether your guests are arriving by plane, train, or automobile, and even though a lot of people will just use Google maps, save your guests some time by including some directions to harder-to-find and more out of the way venues. A lot of venues will have this information on their websites, which you can use.

 

And then… anything you like! Every wedding is different and you need to think about what works for you. When DH and I got married, we had a morning ceremony, followed by a wedding buffet which we then left at 3pm to go on honeymoon. We included this information on our invites, to let the guests know what to expect, but also so they knew that the venue was still available for their use once we’d left. 

All I would say is, the more information you include, the less questions you’ll have to answer and the more time you’ll save! 

What Do You Need To Include On A Wedding Invitation?

Free Printables – Kids’ Wedding Activity Puzzles

Free Printables

Free Printables!

Kids at wedding, eh? Those little bundles of joy making your day all the more full of love and happiness. But even the best mini-guest can get a little fractious at the reception – keep them busy with these free printable puzzle sheets, decorated to match your chosen theme from our 5 core ranges. If you’ve ordered stationery from Giftast with a different colour scheme, drop me an email quoting your order number, and I’ll make you a bespoke pdf on the house;)

Featuring a range of old favourite puzzles:

  • Spot the difference
  • Wordsearch
  • Find the cake and avoid the fruit Maze
  • Decorate the cake challenge

Your download will contain two A4 size pdf files – to print and copy and send and share as much as you like.

Check them out here

Giftast Valentine’s Edit

Giftast Valentine's Edit

Check out the Giftast Valentine’s Edit, and spread a little happiness.

Perhaps you think Valentine’s is just another capitalist-driven excuse for mass consumerism. Heck yes it is! But you know what else it is? An excuse, if excuse is needed, to share some love. And if you’re not quite so keen on the mass-consumerism angle, maybe shop small instead with a sweet, personalised gift from *cough cough* some sort of small online business such as, oh, I don’t know, Giftast? Nothing says sharing the love like contributing to keeping my cat well fed. 

With that in mind, make a love connection with our love collection of V-Day gifts for your partner, lover, or best friend. Click on the image to visit the link.​ Prices start at £0.99.

 

Share the love with this hand-foiled and customisable postcard pack! Perfect for friends, lovers, or both.
 

Download from our range of printables to create the perfect love-note – also available as cards and notebooks from Thortful.
 

Commemorate a special occasion with a personalised rose print – perfect for remembering anniversaries!
 

All rose prints are hand finished with gold ink and diamante sparkles.
  

For the ultimate gesture, why not commission a portrait of the one (besides you, of course!) who they love most of all. Portraits start at £30.

How Ardently I Admire And Print You

How ardently I admire and love you print

Ah, Darcy, how ardently I admire and love YOU. 

Nobody uses the word “ardently” any more, or if they do it is in no other context than this. But “ardently” is one of the great words, and why not share that greatness with this printable?

Print at home or send to your favourite online print shop, such as Snapfish or Photobox.

Scalable up to at least A4 size without losing quality, you can download this pdf immediately after payment and reproduce as many times as you like.

Download your copy here.

I Can Do It! Free Printable

I can do it printable

I can do it!

Or… You can do it? We can do it! 

Here’s a free printable for you to use as a reminder for yourself, that you’ve got this. Just in case you’ve forgotten.

You can use this printable for labels, to stick to, oh, I don’t know, lunch bags, notebooks, phone cases or whatever you like. Print a copy and frame it, remove the watermark if you like, do what you like. Just take my printable! If you do come up with something gorgeous, let me know on Instagram, tag @giftast!

Available to download in three different formats – pdf, tiff and jpeg. Unlimited downloads, just add to basket and checkout. Printable up to at least A4, although I wouldn’t recommend going above that.

Get your free download here.

Have A Great Day – Free Printable!

Have a great day printable

Hey, have a great day!

Here’s a free printable for you to use as a reminder for yourself, your loved ones, or even strangers, to have a great day. Just in case you’ve forgotten.

You can use this printable for labels, to stick to, oh, I don’t know, lunch bags, notebooks, phone cases or whatever you like. Print a copy and frame it, remove the watermark if you like, do what you like. Just take my printable! If you do come up with something gorgeous, let me know on Instagram, tag @giftast!

All I ask is that you do not use it commercially.

Available to download in three different formats – pdf, tiff and jpeg. Unlimited downloads, just add to basket and checkout. Printable up to at least A4, although I wouldn’t recommend going above that.

Do what you like, but have a great day!

Download your copy for free here.