We love a beautifully designed invitation suite! But we get questions on what to include in your invitations. Today’s Coffee with Calluna will break down what each component in an invitation suite is, and how to elevate and customize your suite! Hopefully this will help you determine what you may or may not need when designing your suite!
Invitation cards are the primary card that gives your guests all of the importation information about your wedding. These can also set the tone, and dictate the style of the celebration. This card should hit the four essential questions – the who, what, when, and where. (The why is pretty obvious). You can also include other information on this card, like dress codes, your website, or where you’re registered.
Response cards are super important if you’re not using an online RSVP system. An RSVP / response card will confirm if a guest is attending or not. It also is a great way to let guests know if they are allowed a plus one, and what food option they prefer if you are having a plated dinner. These typically should be sent with a small or inner envelope addressed back to you with postage included.
Reception cards contain all the additional information about the wedding reception that you want your guests to know. If not already addressed in the invitation card, this is where you can put the dress code, location – if it’s a separate venue from your ceremony site, directions or a map, accommodations, transportation.
Enclosure cards are used for any additional wedding event – such as a brunch, rehearsal dinner, or other wedding party activities. This is also another place you can state your wedding website and registry if it’s not on the invitation card.
Belly bands, twine, loose florals, wax seal, customized stamp, vellum enclosure, silk ribbons, and envelope liners are just some ways to elevate your suite! You can add personalizations unique to your wedding with a hand illustrated envelope liner, or a wax seal of your monogram.
We love gushing over how some of our Calluna brides brought their invitation suite together – inspiration station below!