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As a wedding stationery and invitation designer, I love seeing how many couples are choosing to embrace full wedding weekends. This new “trend” ensures that their guests get to fully immerse in an unforgettable wedding experience. One that extends beyond a single day! That being said, with rehearsal dinners, welcome drinks, post-wedding brunches, and more, it’s important to know how to convey all these details in your wedding invitations. This blog post will provide you with all the necessary information you need to create invitations for multi-day wedding weekends.
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When creating wedding invitations for a wedding weekend, it’s important to share all the details. At a minimum, you need to include the time, date, and location for each event. For instance, if there’s a welcome party on Friday evening, followed by a rehearsal dinner on Saturday, and finally, the ceremony and reception on Sunday, make sure to list each event separately along with its specific information.
Additionally, if you’re including any type of transportation or accommodation details on your invite – such as shuttle buses or hotel blocks – make sure these are included too! Your guests need to know what to expect throughout the entire weekend so they can make preparations accordingly.
To keep things organized, I often recommend you limit the information on the main invitation card to the actual wedding. Then, consider including a separate details card to provide additional information about the other events.
The details card can help your guests get a better understanding of what is happening. You’ll include everything from where it is happening and how to get there. You can use this card to inform your guests about important details such as the dress code, the transportation, and the nearest accommodations. Additionally, the reception card, can be used to provide guests with the necessary information for the reception, such as time, date, location, and dress code. Having these extra cards ensures your wedding invitations remain clear and avoid them becoming too crowded.
When sending out wedding weekend invitations, detailed instructions and considerations for out of town guests are especially important. Depending on the length of their stay, it could be helpful to provide hotel recommendations and group rates. Bus or train schedules may be needed if public transportation is an option. You may even consider providing directions for any activities unique to the area.
Additionally, make sure to include RSVP instructions with a deadline date. You may also want to include space for meal preferences to accommodate any dietary restrictions or allergies. It’s also important to give enough advance notice for out of town guests since they may need extra time to make travel arrangements.
Aside from the wedding invitation, there are other paper needs that you might need to consider when planning a multi-day wedding. For example, welcome party signage to guide guests to the right location, menu cards for post-wedding brunches, and even thank you cards to show your appreciation (these go great in welcome bags). Make sure to talk to your wedding planner or wedding stationery supplier (hi – that could be me!). That way, you can make sure you have all the necessary paper goods to complement your wedding weekend.
I may be biased, but I strongly believe that wedding weekends are absolutely incredible. When it comes to inviting guests to multi-day events, it’s important to be clear and provide all the necessary details on the invitation or a separate detailed card. Don’t worry – I can help you with that! Book a call with me here and let’s start designing your own custom wedding invitation suite for your wedding weekend!