A Quick Guideline on What to Include in a Wedding Invitation Card


Many soon-to-be husbands and wives are starting to get more interested in self-planning their special day, even making their things. Designing their own wedding invitation card is something that many of them do. Couples, despite their lack of expertise, do their best to design and, in some cases, print their own wedding invitations. If you are one of those people who is trying to figure out how to make your wedding invitation card look presentable to your guests, here are some helpful hints and simple rules to follow.


1. The Host Line

The host line informs your guests about the wedding host. In the past, the bride's parents are the only ones who can be the hosts.  However, now, the host can be the groom's parents, the bride and the groom themselves, or even the stepparents of the ones getting married.


The names of the hosts must be written correctly, with the appropriate honorifics, punctuation, and capitalization. These days, some wedding invitation cards don't even have the name of the host, which is okay. It is fine if you do not have a designated host, but it is preferable and clear to your guests if you do.


2. The Request Line

On a wedding invitation, a request line must be present to inquire about the guests' attendance at your wedding.

It is proper and reasonable. You can phrase it in a variety of ways, and you can be as innovative as you want. Of course, sticking to conventional wordings is perfectly acceptable. Simply ensure that it is appropriate for the people you are hosting and that it does not offend anybody in any way.


3. Names of the Bride and Groom

The bride's name is normally said first, followed by the groom's name. If the parents' names appear on the wedding invitation list, the bride uses her first and middle names. This applies to both the bride and the groom. However, since the bride and groom are hosting the ceremony themselves, their last names must be used.


4. Time and Date

Naturally, the visitors will want to know when the celebration will take place. When it comes to this aspect of the wedding invitation style, it's best to keep it easy. If you want to be more systematic, write all detail in full rather than numerals. However, when it comes to numbers, you can never go wrong.


5. The Location of the Wedding

If you don't tell your guests where your wedding will be held, how will they know where to go? The address should be stated explicitly. Some people also have a mini-map of the location of the wedding so that guests can locate the venue far more easily.


6. Reception Line

If the wedding and reception are held in the same location, a reception card is not needed. Simply note on your invitation that the reception will take place after the wedding. If the reception is being held somewhere else, you will need to devote more time to designing and printing reception cards.