Your Philadelphia custom wedding invitations can be as simple or as elaborate as you need them to be! You’ll at least need your invitation to include the address of your ceremony and reception and RSVP information. Most invitations also have RSVP cards with stamped and addressed envelopes for guests to send back to you, and weddings with separate reception venues often include reception cards. Your guests will also appreciate a directions card if they’re from out of town!
For more on the anatomy of the typical wedding invitation, you can refer back to this post! You’re not limited to the above inclusions, however. Depending on the type of wedding you’ll have, you may find a need for any of the following:
- Ceremony Cards are a good idea if there are people who will be invited to the reception but not the ceremony. For people invited to both, include a special insert with the date, time, and location of the ceremony. Place these in front of the invitation, facing the flap of the envelope.
- If you’re planning on reserving sections for the bride’s and groom’s sides, Pew Cards can be used to let guests know where they’ll be sitting! If you include them in your invitations, make sure to mention that guests should bring their cards with them to the ceremony. They’ll need to show it to the ushers in order to be escorted to their seats. They can provide a guest’s designated pew number, or may simply read “Within the Ribbon” if there aren’t specific pews assigned.
- If your ceremony or reception will be outdoors, use Rain Cards to inform guests of your plans in case of rain. If everyone has to go inside, you’ll want them to know where to go!
- Accomodation Cards are necessary if you’ll have lots of out of town guests. It makes it super simple for them to find lodging! List popular hotels along with rates, amenities, and room types. If you’ve reserved a room block at a particular hotel, include that information, too. For bonus points, you can also list popular tourist spots and activities for the trip!