9 Pieces of Info that Should be Included in Your Wedding Invitation

Number 4 will shock you!

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There’s a certain etiquette and technique for writing wedding invitations. Don’t fret! It’s not really THAT complicated and the first rule is to choose a design that reflects your essence, that of your love, and that of your wedding day.

Invitations by: Al Khardawty

Here are your 8 steps to follow. 

1- Things that should be in your invitation:

Whether you want to stick to the classic method or you want to come up with something super creative, and regardless of the design as well, there are a few points that should always be addressed in any wedding invitation:

- Full names of the couple

- Names of all 4 parents (in case of a traditional invitation)

- The date, the day, and timing

- The venue

- Dress code 

- Rules regarding children

- Rules regarding alcohol

Invitation by: Grandia wedding invitations

2- If a parent has passed:

If you do things the traditional way and you want to write up the parents’ names as hosts, then in case one of the parents has sadly passed away, his/her name shouldn’t be mentioned in the invitation as a host. Instead, you write the name of the daughter or the groom as the inviter. 

Example: “Sarah, the daughter of Mr. Adel and Mrs. Nahed is inviting you to her wedding…”

3- Inviting children:

In case you’re inviting kids, you need to include the kids’ names in their parents’ invitation. Age has nothing to do with respect. 

Photo by: Melad Nasif

4- Not inviting children:

If you won’t be inviting children, this rule needs to apply to all guests, including close relatives. The right way to do it is to include this phrase in your invitation: “We wish your kids a good night’s sleep”.

5- 16-year-old girls: 

If you’re having any 16-year-old girls at your wedding, etiquette indicates that you send out a separate invitation addressed specifically to the girl(s). The title “Ms.” must always precede the name of the recipient.

6- Those who have made it to 18:

Any attendees who have made it to 18 need to receive their own separate invitation.

7- Inviting someone who can’t make it:

Of course, you don’t have to RSVP to every RSVP that you get. But, if someone is of importance to you, then you need to send them back a note of appreciation for apologizing for not being able to attend.

Check out our interactive online guest list generator

8- Responding to invitations:

Normally, people respond to invitations using greetings and congratulations and so on, but if any of the guests is not coming to the wedding, then he/she has to reply back with an apology for being unable to attend. That is because the bride and groom have already saved you a seat since they sent you an invitation, so the least one could do is let your inability to attend be known. For that reason specifically, a contact number or an interactive online guestlist link has to be included in the invitation. 

9- The location:

Even though you’ve included the name of the venue in your wedding invitation, adding a map or digitally sending the location is nowadays considered essential. After all, you don’t want your guests to spam call you on your wedding day asking about the location, do you?

 

Edited by: Nour Nasreldin

There’s a certain etiquette and technique for writing wedding invitations. Don’t fret! It’s not really THAT complicated and the first rule is to choose a design that reflects your essence, that of your love, and that of your wedding day.

Invitations by: Al Khardawty

Here are your 8 steps to follow. 

1- Things that should be in your invitation:

Whether you want to stick to the classic method or you want to come up with something super creative, and regardless of the design as well, there are a few points that should always be addressed in any wedding invitation:

- Full names of the couple

- Names of all 4 parents (in case of a traditional invitation)

- The date, the day, and timing

- The venue

- Dress code 

- Rules regarding children

- Rules regarding alcohol

Invitation by: Grandia wedding invitations

2- If a parent has passed:

If you do things the traditional way and you want to write up the parents’ names as hosts, then in case one of the parents has sadly passed away, his/her name shouldn’t be mentioned in the invitation as a host. Instead, you write the name of the daughter or the groom as the inviter. 

Example: “Sarah, the daughter of Mr. Adel and Mrs. Nahed is inviting you to her wedding…”

3- Inviting children:

In case you’re inviting kids, you need to include the kids’ names in their parents’ invitation. Age has nothing to do with respect. 

Photo by: Melad Nasif

4- Not inviting children:

If you won’t be inviting children, this rule needs to apply to all guests, including close relatives. The right way to do it is to include this phrase in your invitation: “We wish your kids a good night’s sleep”.

5- 16-year-old girls: 

If you’re having any 16-year-old girls at your wedding, etiquette indicates that you send out a separate invitation addressed specifically to the girl(s). The title “Ms.” must always precede the name of the recipient.

6- Those who have made it to 18:

Any attendees who have made it to 18 need to receive their own separate invitation.

7- Inviting someone who can’t make it:

Of course, you don’t have to RSVP to every RSVP that you get. But, if someone is of importance to you, then you need to send them back a note of appreciation for apologizing for not being able to attend.

Check out our interactive online guest list generator

8- Responding to invitations:

Normally, people respond to invitations using greetings and congratulations and so on, but if any of the guests is not coming to the wedding, then he/she has to reply back with an apology for being unable to attend. That is because the bride and groom have already saved you a seat since they sent you an invitation, so the least one could do is let your inability to attend be known. For that reason specifically, a contact number or an interactive online guestlist link has to be included in the invitation. 


9- The location:

Even though you’ve included the name of the venue in your wedding invitation, adding a map or digitally sending the location is nowadays considered essential. After all, you don’t want your guests to spam call you on your wedding day asking about the location, do you?