Which rules do I have to follow? Below, you will find answers to bridal couples’ most frequently asked questions regarding sending wedding cards. The official etiquette for wedding invitations and beach themed wedding invitations can be found here.
WHEN DO THE WEDDING CARDS HAVE TO BE MAILED?
Wedding cards may be put in the letterbox 6 to 8 weeks before the wedding. Suppose you are getting married on a Friday, then I advise you to post the cards on Thursday at least 6 weeks before the wedding. The guests will then receive the wedding card on Friday or Saturday. It is common for wedding invitations to be received for the weekend.
WHAT INFORMATION SHOULD BE INCLUDED ON A WEDDING CARD?
– Full first and last names. Baptisms do not have to be mentioned if you do not want to.
– State the full wedding date. Preferably starting on which day of the week the wedding will take place and the year. For example, We are getting married on Friday, June 28, 2022.
– Describe the start time (and possibly the end time) with the activity.
– State the locations where the activities occur with street name, house number (without zip code), and place name.
– Clearly invite the guests to an activity. If you want to invite people to the reception, state this clearly.
– Finally: state your address details. People can then respond to the invitation.
Also, view the more extensive checklist that we made for you!
SHOULDN’T THERE BE MORE MENTION ON THE WEDDING CARD?
We believe that an invitation is an official and stylish document. In it, you state the cordial invitation and only the necessary information. You can state other information on the inside on the left, but an extra card with the wedding card is even neater. You can state the RSVP, gift tip, details of master of ceremonies, etc. This keeps your wedding card stylish.
WHAT SHOULD BE IN A LETTER WITH THE WEDDING CARD?
– Start with a friendly salutation! If the master of ceremonies wants to arrange something creative for the newlyweds, mention this first.
– Afterwards, you can be asked for a response if people want to contribute on that day. It is unnecessary to mention this in the letter accompanying the wedding invitation to the reception guests. It is not common for a contribution to be made during a reception.
– Are there parking problems and/or are difficulties expected in finding the location? Please state this clearly!
– Mention any dress code.
– Do you have a personal website? Nice to mention!
– Finally, you can describe the gift wish.
– End with a friendly closing sentence.
– Mention the full details of the master of ceremonies (name, email address, and telephone number).
DOES A MASTER OF CEREMONIES HAVE TO WRITE A LETTER WITH THE WEDDING CARD?
No, this is not necessary! If you do not want to burden them with this, you can make a letter with the wedding card yourself. Only include all important information.
DO YOU FIRST MENTION THEIR NAME ON THE WEDDING CARD?
According to etiquette, you mention her name first and then his name. After the wedding, you always state his name first and then her name on official documents. You are free to make your own choice.
DO WE NEED TO ADD DIRECTIONS?
This used to be very common, and many people experienced this as pleasant. At this time, it is no longer necessary to include a route description. Almost everyone has a navigation system and can therefore find their way. You can probably estimate whether a route description to your location is necessary.
WHAT IS A SAVE THE DATE CARD?
A Save the Date card is actually a pre-announcement. You ask people to “save” this date. Here you can read useful tips for sending Save the Date cards.
WHAT SHOULD YOU INCLUDE ON A SAVE THE DATE CARD?
In addition to the wedding date, it is useful to mention your first and last names. Maybe someone wants to respond to your card by sending a card, so state your home address(es). Optionally, you can describe that it is important that the person is there all day and that the official invitation will follow later.