New Zealand Weddings
While every invitation is different, here's some pointers to think about when choosing your wording.
Individualised info your invitations should include
Your choice of stationery is a reflection of not only your personalities but also of the wedding itself. It can be a little sneak peak into what guests will experience on the day.
Whether you go for a classic style or a whimsical, fun invite, the devil is in the details. Here’s what you need to include, to ensure guests have all their information in one place.
WHO IS HOSTING?
Generally, a wedding invitation is either hosted by the couple’s parents or by the couple themselves.
WHO IS INVITED?
Be clear and specific here so the receiver knows immediately if their partner, or perhaps children, are invited or not.
WHEN AND WHERE
Include the time and location of the ceremony and ‘followed by reception’ if your event will be held at one location. Include the time and location of the ceremony and the time and location of the reception if they are being held at separate locations.
Remember to let guests know if there will be transport supplied between locations or if they are expected to make their own way from one location to another.
Provide details of hard-to-find places on a separate piece of paper, on your wedding website (see below) or give more information when you receive your RSVP by email.
This is a fantastic addition, because not only does it ensure your guests look the part in your group photos, but it helps with the common ‘what to wear’ confusion – or people potentially being under- or over-dressed.
Set a clear RSVP date and contact point, such as a phone number or email address.
While a small note about gifting is fine on your invitation, perhaps a separate note, or perhaps more information on your wedding website, is a better way to explain your wishes when it comes to gifts. Many opt to say, ‘For more information about our special day, visit [wedding website here]’.