What exactly is a wedding invitation?
A wedding invitation acts as the first impression for your guests, it’s when they get the gist of your event. Due to this, you need to make sure that it allows your guests to note any details of your wedding.
Your wedding invitation will inform them if the wedding event is a banquet or hall-style, traditional or casual attire, or if there is a special protocol just in case there’s any VIP attending your wedding. Certain wedding disallows you to use your phone during the event due to it being a small and private affair.
They are also informed the date, which allows them to schedule their attendance if they live abroad or in a different state. This allows them to lock your wedding date in their calendar.
You want those you invite to be there to witness you exchange your vows on the most important day of your life.
The best thing about wedding invitations is that you can send it twelve months in advance. If you’ve booked your event hall and your wedding date is approved by those officiating your wedding day, it’s best to send out your wedding invitation as soon as possible.
Most wedding invitations don’t require an RSVP (French for répondez s’il vous plaît, which translates to ‘please respond’). If your wedding allows your guests to come during a certain time, no RSVP is needed to confirm their attendance. However, if your wedding is a banquet dinner where either the seats or tables are numbered, a reservation is much needed to confirm their attendance.
Most banquet weddings require registration upon entering the wedding hall so confirmation of attendance is much needed.
It’s also important to note that wedding invitations are most appreciated by your older relatives or guests. You can say that there’s a sentiment value to it. They will feel more welcomed to attend the wedding when they receive a wedding invitation card rather than receiving an e-invite.
Even if you go with an e-invite, it’s best to have them in mind when ordering wedding invitation cards.
You can still use an e-invite to have people come to your wedding. It’s more environmentally-friendly and you can get as creative as you want with the design. You don’t have to worry about having a design change halfway or having defective wedding invitations which are unusable.
So in the end, wedding invitations are still an important and relevant element to a wedding. Especially when you wish to have people you love attend your wedding and to have them join you on the first day of your marriage life!