New Spin on Traditional Wedding Cards
Irrespective of how and to what degree values change over the years, certain customs remain firmly in place, especially those pertaining to marriage ceremonies, traditional wedding cards included. It’s not only the correct formal way of issuing an invitation to desired guests, but invitations are also often treasured as keepsakes by those who are close to the bride and groom.
Although invitations are top of mind when a couple starts drawing up their guest list, traditional wedding cards consist of more than invitations, although not everyone adheres to using all of these today. Still, it’s nice to know what wedding invitation etiquette dictates, whether you choose to conform or not.
Invitations and Wording
Invitations should include certain essential information, such as names of the couple, date, time and venues - inclusive of addresses – and by when guests should RSVP.
Traditionally, invitations are professionally printed on cards, subtly decorated to indicate an upcoming wedding. However, modern couples want something more exclusive and unusual, so we cater for both preferences, although we’re best known for our innovative invitation and message solutions, all of which we customise according the bride and groom’s requirements and theme.
Hosts require confirmed guest numbers to ensure that their catering and seating arrangements on the day are adequate, but understandably want to avoid excessive over-catering, since this plays havoc with the budget and seating plans.
In order to avoid such complications, RSVP cards, accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope are customarily included with the invitations, enabling hosts to prepare for the correct number of expected guests. Should you offer menu choices at the reception, it’s vital to indicate these on the RSVP card too, ensuring that catering and meal service takes place accordingly.
Maps, Directions and Relevant Information
Inclusion of a printed map with travel directions and information such as whether children are allowed, childcare arrangements and details of a gift registry may accompany the above-mentioned stationery.
Maps and directions are invaluable for out of town guests and they’re essential if you’re having a destination wedding.
Save the Date
Not traditional but fast becoming so, save the date notices serve as a reminder of your wedding date and your wish to have invited persons with you when you celebrate this special day, so why not prepare date reminders in the form of a handy keepsake, such as a personalised fridge magnet or a candle?
Stand Out From the Rest
All couples who’d like their wedding cards, from these listed above to place cards, table numbers and plans to be sophisticated or funky and fun, standing out from the rest, should visit our comprehensive website, where they’re sure to find everything they require plus outstanding service, as attested to in umpteen other happy couples’ testimonials.
No matter how customs change, courtesy is never out of date. Thanking your guests for gifts and sharing your day is polite and correct, but not everyone has the time to address and mail notes to everyone who attended. We offer many creative ways to help you express your gratitude with personalised wedding favours for each place setting, ensuring that each guest receives one, whilst saving you loads of time.
Our huge range of favours has been carefully selected to provide tasteful gifts that are perfect to accommodate uniquely personalised messages with the added benefit of enhancing table décor and bridal colour scheme and theme.