Wedding invitations have changed over the last several years. Though some are still simple invitations including the date, venue and RSVP details, others are becoming more personal. These wedding invitations include more questions and details.
Wedding Invitations: Questions & Details To Include
Simple invitations ensure that your wedding guests know when your wedding is, so they can reserve that date to attend your wedding. However, if you are willing to send your invitations a little earlier, you can use them to help you gather details that will help your day go more smoothly. Plus, they can provide useful information to your guests.
As soon as your wedding venue and date are confirmed, you can start sending wedding invitations that ask the following questions and provide these important details.
Detail: Accommodations close to the venue
Many wedding guests will be “same day” attendees; i.e. they will travel to the venue and reception, then return to their own homes in the evening. However, for out-of-town guests or those who would just prefer not to have to drive home in the evening, a list of nearby accommodations is a great wedding invitation detail to include.
Question: “What songs will get you dancing?”
If you want your guests to have fun, use this wedding invitation question. Ask for tips about the type of music your guests like! If you see a specific song or genre repeated throughout the answers, then you can look through this page to find a wedding band that will perfectly align with both your guests and your own preferences for music. When your band is booked, you can then use the save the date answers to create a specific playlist. Your guests will be delighted to hear the songs they suggested because it adds an extra personal element to the evening.
An often forgotten detail, but one that can really help your guests to plan their day, is parking details. If there’s plenty of parking available at the site, then say so. However, if your venue does not include enough parking for all of your guests (as is fairly common), then you can provide details for the closest alternatives and phone numbers for local taxi services too.
Question: “Do you have any dietary requirements?”
When choosing a caterer, it can be hugely helpful to know what dietary requirements that you need to provide for. This is particularly important when it comes to catering to guests with allergies or a food intolerance. Knowing that the food is prepared correctly is incredibly important.
For example, if you have guests with Celiac disease, then different cooking implements will need to be used to prepare their meal in order to avoid cross-contamination. Not all caterers are able to do this. As a result, asking for dietary requirements in your wedding invitation questions can help you plan effectively. Subsequently, you can find a caterer who can meet your guests’ needs with ease.
Detail: A second RSVP date
A downside of sending wedding invitations super early is that your guests may not be able to RSVP immediately. A lot of us don’t know what we’re doing tomorrow let alone six or eight months in advance. As a result, it is helpful to include one “standard” RSVP date. Then add a second date six to eight weeks before the wedding itself. This way, the people who aren’t sure about their plans can confirm whether or not they’ll be attending. If you want to ask the wedding invitation questions listed above, then ask that answers to these be returned prior to the first RSVP date. Guests can then confirm their attendance before the second.
Why your wedding invitations should include questions and details
You want your wedding to go smoothly, and you want your guests to be happy! Send your invitations as soon as your venue is confirmed! This way you have the opportunity to ask your guests questions and provide details that can shape your day.