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Basic guide: all the information you need to include on your wedding invitations

Written by Katie Byrne, published 5th apr 2017

Preparing to send them out soon? Make sure you've got these details covered!

The key info

We're talking the when, the where and the what. Make sure it's crystal clear - if your ceremony is taking place in a different place to your reception, include both addresses so your guests can plan how they'll get from A to B. If you're planning to provide transport between the two, it could be handy to mention this, too.

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Plus-one details

If they're married or in a long-term relationship, you'll have presumably addressed the invitation to both of them. But if they're in a newer relationship, or you've never met their partner before, you need to decide whether or not you're going to allocate them a +1. The key here? Consistency. Work out how much space you have, and what kind of numbers your budget will allow you to stretch to. Create a policy and stick to it - guests will notice if some have been allowed to bring a plus-one, whilst others haven't! 

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Same goes for children

Decide whether or not you want to invite children to your celebration - it's fine if you don't, obviously, but just make sure you emphasise this so people have time to organise child-care. 

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The RSVP info

Whether it's a postal address, an email address, a phone number, a website... Make it clear how you want guests to let you know whether or not they can attend. 

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The RSVP cut-off date

Sneaky tip: making this a week or two earlier than you need it can (in theory, at least!) help you make sure you have all your RSVPs back punctually.

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Any additional information

You might want to display on a seperate info card - we're talking dress code, details about the bar (such as whether it's cash-only), details of the venue if there's potential for guests to stay over, gift list information, a link to your wedding website if you have one, and so on. 

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