Venue: Tampa Yacht & Country Club
Receiving a wedding invitation gives guests an opportunity to get a sneak peak of the decor of your special day. These paper invites can foreshadow the entire ambiance of your ceremony and reception and what they can expect in the months to come. On the surface, you may think that all of your elementary school birthday parties prepared you to send out the perfect invite, but there are some things that we recommend thinking about as you start the process of designing your stationary!
Make sure the colors on your invitation are the same ones that will be seen on your wedding day. Though choosing light/pastel hues might seem great if you’re sending your invites out in the spring, it can be confusing if you intend to use dark shades in your fall wedding.
This day and age, many couples are deciding to forgo mailing back RSVPs and instead switching to online versions to ensure that nothing gets lost in the mail. If you plan to invite an older generation to your wedding, providing a phone number to call instead will help as well!
If your ceremony and reception are at two different locations, including directions from one place to the other is an unexpected addition that can show guests you went the extra step!
Include Meal Options
As funny as it may sound, some couples forget to add the meal preferences in their invite. By including the options at the very beginning you won’t have to go back on a later date and ask each attendee their decision.
Avoid Mentioning the Registry
There are more appropriate times to discuss gifts and more than likely guests will ask you directly for ideas. With that being said, including a link to your wedding website is completely fine and from there you are able to add a wedding registry tab.
Specify Who is Invited
Make sure to include the name of each person invited on the envelope. If you don’t have enough space on the envelope, you can use verbiage such as “X number of seats have been reserved for you” to ensure clarity and avoid assumptions.