May 20, 2015
There are quite a few elements that make up a wedding invitation suite. You can read more about what they are here. If you are looking for wording for your wedding invitation have a read of this post.
Now, what to write on all those other cards that make up your wedding stationery? The first and most important piece is the RSVP card. There are a few obvious things that need to be mentioned on the RSVP card, such as:
– accept/ decline
– number of guests attending, and their names
– if you are offering a broad menu then ticking a meal choice on your RSVP card will make the chef’s live so much easier
– by what date your guests should RSVP
A nice touch is enclosing a self- addressed stamped envelope. Making your guest’s life easy= greater number of RSVPs returned- and everybody is happy!
Here are some standard, and some a bit out of the ordinary examples:
Accept with Pleasure
Decline with Regret
Delighted to Attend
Regretfully Cannot Join You
I Will Be There On The Big Day!
Sorry, I Can’t Make It
Sorry, Wish I Could Be There
We Will See You There!
Sorry To Miss Out
Let the Good Times Roll!
You’re Going to Have to Carry On Without Me
Bags Packed, Ready to Go!
Hate to Say Can’t Make It
Deal Me In!
Sitting This One Out
Count Me In!
No Can Do
Excited to Celebrate with You!
Sad to Miss All Fun
Let’s Get Rowdy!
Show Must Go On Without Me
Gift Registry Card/ Wishing Well Card:
One of the hardest things for your guests is ‘What do I buy as a gift???’. To make their life so much easier you have a few choices:
– Gift Registry
– Honeymoon Fund
– Wishing Well
Here are a few wording examples for each of the categories:
Your presence at our wedding is the greatest gift of all.
However should you wish to help us celebrate with a gift,
we have registered a gift list with NAME OF REGISTRY.
We hope that this registry will make it more convenient
for you to select something that you know we will love.
Now we are to be Mr & Mrs
We don’t need a wedding list of dishes.
A holiday is what we need,
so your help with this would be a great gift indeed.
So should you wish to honour us with a gift,
we have registered a honeymoon registry
at NAME where you can make a contribution
to help us make a honeymoon
a memory that will last a lifetime.
Your presence at our wedding is present enough!
But if we’re honored with a gift from you,
may we respectfully request a gift of money
to help the dream of our new home come true.
If you were thinking of giving a gift, to help us on our way.
A gift of cash, would really make our day.
However, if you prefer to purchase a gift, feel free to surprise us in your own way.
To save you looking, shopping or buying,
here is an idea, we hope you like trying.
Come to our wedding, to wish us both well,
and bring a small sack, to throw in our wishing well.
Fill it with paper all colours will do,
gold is our favourite but silver will do.
Now that we have saved you, all of that fuss,
We hope you will come, and celebrate with us.
If choosing a gift is not your cup of tea,
you might like to try our gift registry.
Please feel no obligation to use this list,
as we do not mind if you give it a miss.
Information/ Directions Card:
On this card you can let your guests know about all the other important information, for example great accommodation options and car hire availability. For interstate guests make the drive from an airport or station to the venue a breeze by including a map. If your wedding program includes some very specific traditions you would like your guests to be aware of you can mention them here. Also, if you have organised a child minding service and/ or special child meals let your guests know. They will love you for being so considerate and including even the little guests in a special way.
I hope this little guide will give you some inspiration for your own wedding stationery wording. Until next time…