Your wedding invitation wording can be a tricky subject, especially when it comes to asking for gifts. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Getting organised and sending invites
Your wedding invitations and save the date cards are the first glimpse of your wedding style and theme that your guests will have, so it’s important to think about them carefully. As soon as you set the date for your big day, it’s advisable to send out save the date cards to make sure your guests are available – especially if you’re planning to wed in a busy holiday period, or have guests that will be travelling from abroad.
Your invites can then be sent out around 2-3 months before the big day. Don’t forget to put an RSVP date on there somewhere, to allow you to follow up any late responders and inform your venue of final numbers in good time.
Your invites should include all the information guests are likely to need in preparation for the day such as venue details, directions or maps, local accommodation details and gift-list information.
Poems and wedding invitation wording
Many brides and grooms these days have already lived together prior to their wedding, meaning that there is often no need for the traditional home-ware gifts. Honeymoon donations, money for home improvements and charity contributions are all popular choices now, but many couples find it difficult to plan their wedding invitation wording so as not to offend anyone! Below are some examples of popular poems, which make asking for money or honeymoon contributions a little bit easier –
When thinking of a gift for us
We ask if you’d please consider
Contributing to our honeymoon
to make it all the sweeter.
Our house is full of all the things
a couple could require,
and so a holiday away
is what we most desire.
Then while we’re relaxing on the beach
or by the pool so blue
we’ll sit back and know
that it is truly thanks to you!
If you were thinking of giving a gift,
To help us on our way
A donation to (charity name),
Would really make our day!
We’ve been together for 6 years
And we are not alone
We have 3 gorgeous children
And a lovely family home
We have a toaster, kettle, microwave
We’re all set you see
There is nothing for our home that we really need.
So please don’t be offended
And please don’t think us brash
But if you’re thoughts were on a gift
We’d much prefer the cash!
But it’s really up to you
And we would like to say
We hope you come, have lots of fun
And help us celebrate!