That’s it! But the wedding invitations most of us receive these days can sometimes be maddeningly overstuffed with many additional components.
At LookLoveSend.com, we suggest ways to reduce clutter and achieve a level of formality in keeping with your wedding style. Among the more popular wedding enclosure cards, here are our favorites and why they’re useful:
Directions Cards - The bare minimum is to print this enclosure with the GPS address(es) for your venue(s), along with your personal wedding website. If you aren’t doing a website, print a one or two-sided wedding directions card with a map and writen directions.
Accommodation & Transportation Cards – Avoid the tacky slip of paper and print an enclosure with local hotel names and contact info, indicating where you’ve reserved blocks of rooms. A separate transportation enclosure is only necessary if you are providing for transportation to and from venues. Alternatively, list transportation options on the same enclosure as accommodations. As with all wedding enclosures, point guests to your wedding website (if you have one) for links to reservations.
At-home Cards – This enclosure’s origins are rooted in providing the newly married couple’s address for sending wedding gifts. It is now also helpful for revealing how a modern-day bride will change her name, if she chooses to do so.
Other Event Cards - Today’s weddings can be weekend-long affairs kicked off with barbecues, after-rehearsal-dinner night parties and post-wedding brunches. Consider what event cards you’ll need for events outside of the ceremony and reception, especially if posting this info online could risk some guests feeling excluded.
Remember that the key to elegant wedding invitations is streamlined simplicity. Your wedding invitation design needs to be easy on the eyes, but also easy for guests to find the details they need to plan for your event. Do not turn your beautifully designed custom wedding invitation into a bulk mail item (you’ll pay for it)!
Find gorgeous wedding enclosure cards to personalize your wedding event details online at www.looklovesend.com. Our enclosures coordinate with all of our original, stylish wedding invitations and print on the same premium quality card stock. Enter our Wedding Invitation Sweepstakes this month for the chance to win $500 towards your choice of a gorgeous, multi-piece wedding invitation suite!