Not every wedding will require an information insert card however if there is a possibility your guests could face a problem with attending your wedding, you might need to add one to your invitation suite.
See below a list of questions you should ask yourself to determine if your guests may need further information to make attending your wedding (event!) easier.
Parking detailsAs some of your guests will be driving to your wedding, help them understand where they can park their car for the ceremony and/reception especially if there are
Guest transport detailsYou may need to arrange for bus shuttles if your venue has limited parking, is hard to access or because there may not a lot of taxi's available where you are getting married.
Use this card to provide the location and timings of pick up & departure
Map This is a nice touch if your ceremony and reception is located in 2 different locations a long distance from each other
However keep in mind that with the access to technology and maps in everyone’s phones, that you may not need to provide a road map
The type of map that could be very helpful is if you need to provide specific directions within a resort or to an outdoor ceremony at a reserve that involves some walking
Wet weather detailsIf you are having an outdoor ceremony, this might be a good time to explain to your guests that there might be a change in venue on the day.It might be best not to tell your guests of the finer details for the wet weather plan however using this card to ask them to provide you with a mobile number on the day will allow you be in touch with them on the day if you need to let them know of a venue change.
Gift requestsYou can add your wishing well poem or gift registry details to your information card if you have other information details to communication. This will then save you having a separate wishing well card.
Other InstructionsYou can also use this card to advise of any other instructions you may want to tell your guests, such as
No childrenIf you have decided that you don't want children to attend your wedding, you will need to communicate this to your guests. Even if you only have the parents names on the invitation, they may presume that their children are invited.Suggestions on how to word this can be found here
Wedding WebsiteIf you have one, definitely mention this at the bottom of your information card so you can include all of the finer details regarding the above points on the website.
So as you can see there is a lot of information you can provide on this card, however it is not essential to include this if there isnt a real problem that may confuse or cause issues for your guests.
If I have missed anything, please comment below!
Until next timeBel x
There is nothing more unsettling than planning your wedding and not knowing who will be there.
It’s one thing to invite your guests, its another trying to plan an entire wedding where nearly everything is based on your guest numbers.
This is why the RSVP card is nearly as important as the wedding invitation itself!
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