When it comes to planning your wedding, every detail counts. Your wedding invitations are the first glimpse your guests will get into your special day, so why not go the extra mile to make them truly memorable and informative? A standard wedding invitation ensemble typically includes the main invitation card, a response card, and a reception card with directions and other important instructions. Including additional details in your wedding invitations will ensure your guests have all the information they need and allow them to plan accordingly. Here are some practical tips and details to include in your ensemble.

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Map Card

A special and important detail to consider including in your wedding invitations is a map or directions to the venue. This can be especially helpful for out-of-town guests who may not be familiar with the area. Including a map serves a practical purpose and adds a courteous element to your invitations.

Accommodations Card

Including an accommodations card is a highly thoughtful gesture for your guests, especially those coming from out-of-town or out-of-state. Providing information on recommended hotel accommodations makes it easier for your guests to find a place to stay near the wedding venue. It’s a considerate touch that shows you care about their comfort and convenience. We recommend including two to three hotel locations nearby so your guests have a range of options to choose from, catering to different preferences and budgets. Your far-traveling guests will surely appreciate this gesture of thoughtfulness, making their stay for your special day as seamless and enjoyable as possible.

Website Card

It is acceptable to put the web address (URL) or QR code for your wedding website on your invite, but it’s recommended to place it in an inconspicuous area to avoid clutter. To prevent an overcrowded invitation, you can also consider moving this information to a separate enclosure card where you can provide a few details about your site, rather than just the URL. This allows you to share more information about your wedding, such as the schedule of events, travel recommendations, and a glimpse into your love story, making it a convenient resource for your guests.

At Home Card

This is a helpful addition to your wedding invitations, informing guests on how to contact you and address you, especially if there are changes post-wedding, like a hyphenated last name. You can also choose to include your cell phone numbers and email addresses on this card, providing guests with convenient ways to reach out to you.

Other Enclosures

It is common to have various wedding-related events planned, such as a rehearsal dinner, a pre-wedding event or activity, a post-wedding brunch, and more. It is important to note that these events should always be detailed on separate cards and never included on the main wedding invitation.

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