There are four types of stationery that no wedding can be complete without, namely Wedding invites, evening invites, place cards and thank you cards.
Put simply, if your guests arenít invited then you ainít going to have a Wedding, if they donít know where to sit it could wreak havoc and if they arenít thanked for their attendance and kind gifts, then theyíll definitely think twice about attending your next marriage (joke!).
If you are planning to invite someone to attend the whole dayís events then they will need to be sent a Wedding invite. Even if you are planning a small affair, it is still customary to send invites to everyone you want to attend Ė they help to generate interest and excitement and provide an excellent keepsake. Wedding invites are normally addressed to couples or families Ė there is no need to send one to your Auntie and then another to your Uncle for example (assuming they still live together of course).
The basic information that will be contained within a Wedding invite is as follows. Firstly, the name of the intended Bride and Groom should be stated, next the date and time that the proceedings commence should be highlighted and finally, the name of both the service and reception venue neess to be included.
A typical example of an invite (sent when the Brideís parents are hosting the wedding) is laid out on the next page.