Keep your nearest and dearest fully clued-in on your big-day plans with these pointers...
#1 If there's a theme or dress code you'd like them to acknowledge
You might want all your guests to wear a pop of your favourite colour, or pick an outfit that gives a nod towards your celebration's theme. Make this clear as soon as possible so there are no nasty last-minute surprises - or worse, any embarrassment for an in-the-dark guest on the big day itself!
#2 When the RSVP cut-off date is
State this at the bottom of your weddig invitation; make sure methods to return their RSVP are clear (for example: give an email address alternative in case of people not having the time or memory to post an RSVP card).
#3 If you have a wedding gift preference
Enclose information about your gift-list with the invite; or, if you're asking for cash or money towards your honeymoon, make it clear on your invite. If you don't have a preference, it's your call as to whether you mention it or not (although people will probably ask if you don't!).
#4 If it's a cash bar...
Because there will be that relative who will harrumph and say they assumed the champagne and cocktails would be free all-day long.
#5 ...And if so, if there's a cash point nearby
This is important; if there isn't, your guests will need to know to bring money with them.
#6 How they'll get from your ceremony to the reception venue (if it's taking place at a different location)
If you're laying on transport, great; if not, make it clear that they'll need to plan a route (and a way to get there!).
#7 If accommodation is available at the venue
They might want to stay over night, in which case - can they book a room at your wedding venue? And if so, is there any sort of discount on offer for them?
#8 If you have any strong feelings about social media useage
If you don't want photos from the day shared online, make this clear (and reiterate it on the day itself via your Orders of Service or a cute sign). If you're not fussed, you might want to consider setting up a hashtag for your guests to use, in order to group all the pics together.