Say you are having a beach themed wedding, you might choose a Coral Invitation. This will give your guests a small taste of what they can expect from your wedding and the entire experience.
Along with the invitation, you should also include RSVP cards to give your guests an opportunity to respond to the invitation. This will allow you to better plan your event and allow things to go so much smoother.
RSVP's can be a simple card with your contact information and a place for your guests to let you know if they are coming and how many people will be accompanying them. They can also include more details such as a menu choice or any special needs that should be accounted for. For example, if you have a guest with a wheelchair you'll want to know in advance so that you can accommodate them in your seating arrangements.
Wording the invitation requires a detailed knowledge of wedding etiquette. Now is the time to do your research and take major notes. You'll want to make a list of the details such as:
- Who is paying for the wedding?
- Are both families involved in the wedding?
- Who is hosting the wedding?
Being prepared with these answers will go a long way in helping you sort out the wording. Most of all, make sure that your invitations really convey your style. Don't go traditional if you are not traditional. Mix it up! It will be the first speak for you regarding your wedding, make sure its perfect!