Written by Katie Byrne, published 21st august
Other than the obvious, these are the essentials you should get covered with your invitations!
#1 If children are allowed
Let people know this ASAP; this will give them longer to make childcare arrangements. If you want to make sure your guests have as much time as possible - or are worried about potential outrage - you might want to consider texting them in advance of your invites going out, just to give them a head's up.
#2 If there's a plus-one option
Single guests will want to know if they can bring someone along with them - make this clear either in the phrasing of your invite or by adding '+1' to the invitation.
#3 If there's a dresscode or theme
Because nobody wants to be that guest who turns up dressed 'sensibly' while everyone else is busy embracing the Great Gatsby dresscode. Awks.
#4 If the bar is cash-only
If your venue doesn't offer the option for guests to pay on card, they'll need to bring plenty of cash with them - unless, of course, they fancy a trek to the nearest cashpoint...
#5 Details for afterwards
We're talking a phone number for the local taxi company, or recommendations for nearby accommodation - especially if you're tying the knot somewhere away from home. It might sound simple enough and yes, it's the kind of information guests can easily find for themselves, but it's a show of good-will that might tempt your guests to celebrate with you for longer!