|Wedding Invitations Enclosures|
If the reception will be held immediately after the wedding in church, this information is included on the wedding invitations. Alternately, you can enclose a separate reception card. About half the size of the wedding invitation, it is identical in type, paper, and printing style to the wedding invitation. A separate reception card is used when only some of the guests at the wedding are invited to the reception
This is a good way to keep track of responses. Allow one to two weeks between the time you receive final responses and the date when you must let the caterers know the exact number of guests.For many years a response card tucked inside a wedding invitation was considered an insult, since well- mannered persons always responded to their wedding invitations. As it turns out, in our busy world, some people fail to take the time to reply to wedding invitations, hence the need for a response card. Few of us today would risk inviting people to a major party like a wedding reception without using the extra prod of such a card. If you feel, however, that a response card will offend anyone on your wedding invitations list, simply do not enclose one with that wedding invitation. Response cards, which match the wedding invitations, are ordered at the same time. They come in their own small envelopes.
Those who are not invited to a wedding, either because they live far away and could not attend or because the number of guests invited to the wedding was limited, are usually informed through an announcement that the wedding has taken place
Announcements, similar in shape, size, and form to invitations, are sent after the wedding has taken place. The wording of an announcement is only slightly different from that on wedding invitations. The year is always included, even if it did not appear on the wedding invitations, and the name of the church may be left off.
Another popular part of the wedding stationery these days are Save the Date cards. These simple cards, which can range from causal to formal, are sent to friends, family, and others who will be invited to the wedding, to let them know when and where the event will take place. They should be prepared and sent shortly and sent shortly after the reception hall has been booked and confirmed.