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How to Include Your Rehearsal Dinner and Other Weekend Events in Your Wedding Invitation Suite

Tips & TricksJenn JurfComment

Happy Tuesday, my friends! This week we’re diving into all of the other events that happen during your wedding weekend celebration and how to properly include them in your invitation suite.

Multiple weekend events are more common with destination weddings but it’s also common to include your rehearsal dinner and any post-wedding brunch information in your wedding invitation suites.

The details card is the best place for all of this information. It’s important to keep the wedding invitation itself focused on the wedding ceremony.

Here is an example of a details card that can include both the rehearsal dinner and post-wedding brunch. The details should include the event, location, address, start time and anything else attendees need to know in advance (i.e. Attire).

I hope this information was helpful when preparing your wedding invitation suite. For more etiquette tips, check out our wedding invitation etiquette guide or contact me with questions!



How to Address Attire on Your Invitation Suite

Tips & TricksJenn JurfComment

It’s safe to assume that it’s common knowledge that weddings are “Cocktail Attire.” However, if you have a specific attire you’d like to request your guests to wear, than it’s appropriate to include it on your invitation suite.

A simple line saying “Black Tie” can be added to your invitation in the bottom right corner.

Elegant Script Wedding Invitation

Elegant Script Wedding Invitation

If your ceremony is taking place on a grass lawn or outdoors and you’d like to recommend wedge heels or a specific clothing item to your guests, this can be done so on either your details card or on your website.


I hope this article was helpful when preparing your wedding invitation suite. For other tips, make sure to check out our Wedding Invitation Etiquette Guide. Feel free to also leave a comment with questions or contact me and we can chat!

xo

How to Add Your Wedding Website to Your Invitation Suite

Tips & TricksJenn JurfComment

Being in the heart of Silicon Valley, tech-filled weddings is no new fete for me! Gabe and I are also having a destination wedding and with the amount of information we want to provide our guests in advance, you could easily write a novel (I’m being a little dramatic over here…)

My point is that wedding websites are a big thing right now but there’s also a proper way to include them on your invitation suite. This is where this post will come in handy!

Where to add your website?

Your details card is the best place to share your website. We do not recommend adding your website to your wedding invitation as it is a formal and keepsake item. We also don't recommend adding it to your R.S.V.P. card as guests send that back to you and will no longer have the URL.

Your website can be on it’s own card, like this example:

 
 

Or you can add it to the bottom of another details card, like this example:

 
 

I hope this article was helpful when preparing your wedding invitation suite. For other tips, make sure to check out our Wedding Invitation Etiquette Guide. Feel free to also leave a comment with questions or contact me and we can chat!

xo

How to Properly Write the Date and Time on Wedding Invitations

Tips & TricksJenn JurfComment

Wedding invitation etiquette can be a little tricky sometimes and that’s why we’re here to help! Today, we’re sharing some guidelines to help your properly write out the date and time on your wedding invitations.

  1. Only the date of the week and month are capitalized, unless the design has a unique format (i.e. all capitalized or all lowercase text).

  2. The year is all lowercase. Wedding invitations traditionally do not include “and.” For example, “two thousand eighteen” is preferred over “two thousand and eighteen,” though both are grammatically correct.

  3. The line regarding time is all lowercase. If your ceremony is being held at 4:30, use the phrase “half-past” rather than “four-thirty.”

  4. The time of the day varies based on your ceremony time:
    … in the morning - up until 11:50am
    … in the afternoon - from 12:00pm - 4:59pm
    … in the evening - anything after 5:00pm
     

I hope this information is helpful when creating the wording for your wedding invitations. Feel free to also check out our wedding invitation etiquette guide for more suggestions. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact me or leave a comment below.

 

Word Your Invitations Like a Total Pro!

Tips & TricksJenn JurfComment

Ahh the day is finally here! Actually, it was here a few weeks ago but I can finally take a moment to draw your attention to the new and improved etiquette guide and I couldn’t be more excited about it!

I’ve been working for months on iterating on the etiquette guide to cover more frequently asked questions about wording your wedding invitations!

My goal for this guide was to provide you the resources to word your invitations like a total pro!

Here’s a rundown of what this guide entails:

 
  • The anatomy of a wedding invitation suite - laying out all the cards and understanding what cards to include in your personalized invitations
     

  • The breakdown of the wedding invitation - an overview, line by line about what is mentioned on the wedding invitation itself (and what shouldn’t be included)
     

  • A more detailed explanation and examples of how to format your names, date, time, etc. on your wedding invitation
     

  • A break down of the corresponding RSVP cards, details cards and envelopes with wording and layout suggestions

I really hope this guide is helpful! I’m constantly iterating on the guide so if there is something I missed or you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me!