How important are wedding invitations?
Updated: Oct 24, 2019
Of course a wedding invitation is necessary so that you can keep track of numbers for your big day. Couples usually do 3 lists. An A List of people who must be there. A B list for those you would also like to have there and a C list for those who you feel would like to be there, but you're not sure.
They get the A list invites out first and wait for rsvp's, followed by the B list and then the C list.
There is some absolutely gorgeous wedding stationary out there these days too. You can even get gold or silver foil if you like...it's just a matter of how much you want to spend on invitations...and let's face it, they all end up in the bin, apart from the 2 that you keep as keepsake after the wedding (oh and the one you send to your mum).
If you're trying to cut back on your wedding budget, consider not having hard copy invitations and instead, doing it via a website, which can also look amazing.
As an added service to my couples, I provide their own page via my website that they get a link to to send out to all of their guests. They receive an email response back from people as they rsvp, so it's easy to keep track of who is and who is not coming on the big day. It reduces cost of wedding stationary substantially, along with postage costs.
Here's how it looks. You'll notice it's broken into 4 sections.
Section 1 is the hereto banner - a nice image of the two of you with the announcement that you're getting married with links to what's further down the page.
Section 2 is the detail and a map of where the wedding ceremony and reception is. This is all the crucial information guests will need.
Section 3 is where all the other info for the wedding and reception goes, like what the dress code is, what the story is with gifts (and if you have an online gift registry, you can link straight to it), what to do about parking open the day and any other info you need your guests to know.
Section 4 is where your guests can rsvp straight back to you.
I include this as part of the package for any couples who choose me to marry them. They don't have to use it, but if they want to, I will gladly create the page for them and even an invite graphic for them to place in the initial email to their guests.
If you're interested, don't hesitate to call me to chat about it.
Steve Mummery is a marriage celebrant authorised by the Attorney General of Australia. Steve is based in Perth, but can travel anywhere. Check his website here. See some Facebook reviews of his work here and follow him on instagram here @smcelebrant.