Date And Time
First things first. It’s easy to get caught up in the aesthetic aspects to your wedding invites and forget about the fact that they serve a practical function as much as a beauty function. You have to promote the date and time so that people can immediately make the space in their schedule to attend. If you underemphasize it there’s a reasonable chance that you will find yourself with people forgetting when it is or missing it altogether. So, make sure you’re on top of this pretty vital element from an early stage.
Letting people know where to go might not always be as simple as it seems. First of all, the wedding will likely be across two different locations. For example, the wedding itself may be in a church, whilst the reception could really be any number of places. Furthermore, you might be having a wedding somewhere a postcode won’t suffice. Try and put yourself in the feet of people with no prior connection to the locations so that you can give clear and precise instructions.
Ask For An RSVP
This is standard practice but will be an important thing to remember particularly in a financial sense. “Making sure that people RSVP as early as they can will make a huge difference to your organization and, ultimately, the cost. Not knowing how many people are actually coming to a wedding s a really dangerous situation from a catering standpoint and will likely leave you in a situation where extra, unnecessary costs are incurred”, advises Janet Holly, writer at BigAssignments.
Make It Well Written
Seems a funny thing to have to say, but it’s critical. And it’s not just critical in a ‘skim it over before sending’ sort of way. It will send a really poor message if your writing is sloppy and there are mistakes littered all over the invitation. Writing well can actually be deceptively tricky, so here are one or two tools that can help you with each of the difficult parts about writing a formal invitation.
With the technical elements to one side, it’s worth also pointing out that this is an excellent opportunity for you to express your style and taste. As mentioned before, the invites dictate, to some extent, the overall tone and aesthetic that you are adopting for your wedding. It’s a chance for you to reflect on how you want you big day to look and to try and imbue the design and register of the invites with some of the flavor of your wedding, just to get people anticipating it. If you do this correctly, using elegant design, scented pages, traditional formatting or whatever else it might be, you can get people really excited. If you’re at all uncertain about how to get going in this regard, it’s probably worth you consulting either your wedding planner, if you have one, or a specialist invite designer who will give you all of the information about getting the aesthetic qualities to the forefront of your design.
Chloe Bennet is a blogger at Academic Writing Service and Paper Fellows portal. She writes about relationships, self-help and helps with event management. Chloe teaches official writing style at OX Essays website.
Overall, the most important elements to an invite are the elements which justify its existence in the first place. The technical information and the RSVP are the most valuable parts. But that doesn’t mean you can’t also have some fun with it and express yourself stylistically.