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Wedding Invitations...What's the 4-1-1??

10 December 2011

What do our guest need to know? How many invitations should we order? What am I supposed to stuff into those envelopes? How much is this going to cost?

The first post pertaining to the invitation is what should the invitation tell your guests? That depends. A basic invitation should include the following:

  1. Your and your betrothed's name
  2. The date, time and location of the wedding ceremony and often reception
  3. Who is hosting (often the bride's parents if they take on the traditional role of paying for the wedding
Seems simple doesn't it? Mr. Collier and I took a very simple approach to our wedding invitation.

Based upon our actual wedding invitation

We decided that our wedding is a family affair and as such, both sets of parents should be included on the invitation. Typically as I mentioned, the bride's family is the host of the wedding but more and more are couple's hosting solo or in conjunction with parents. Honestly, as progressive and personal as weddings are now you as a couple can do whatever you like with your invitation. For example:

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