As you know, wedding season is fast approaching. And with that, comes the stress of finding the perfect wedding invites for your big day. After all, what’s the point of inviting everyone if your wedding won’t be well-attended? Creating a wedding invite isn’t just about getting people to come to your wedding—it’s about creating interest and anticipation surrounding it.
If you can say a few nice things about your guests, thank them for attending and mention any special moments they might have had at the event and anything you remember about them from the time you spent together over the last few months or years.
But if you can’t think of anything kind to say, don’t write something generic like “Attending”. Instead, why not give them something more clever? Something more personal? Something more memorable? Something more exciting than a simple wedding invite might offer?
Have you seen the trending hashtag for wedding invites?
Sure, a couple of years ago, #ResponseGram was a thing. At least, it was for us in the UK. And we were IN. H. A. M. I. N. E. But now that we’re out of the hype phase, we’re wondering… Why are we still using it? And if you’ve been following along on social media, we’re guessing you may have, too.
The hashtag was so popular it spawned a whole industry of wedding-invite response cards and stickers, and even wedding planners and stationery brands started producing them! But the hashtag is starting to fall out of fashion, with less and less interest in its use.
Perhaps it was just the timing of the trend, or perhaps the current online world is just too fast-paced for a hashtag to stick around for too long. But we think the best thing to do is to adopt a new, more effective method of sending out your wedding invites.
Let’s talk about what makes a good wedding invite
When we look at a wedding invite, especially one for an upcoming wedding, we’re looking for a few things. Let’s look at each one, in turn.
- A wedding invites with a unique design. Different designs not only attract attention, they naturally draw guests in and make them curious to know more. Why would someone use a cutesy font, for example, when they could use a more formal one instead? And why would they use a light colour that’s not only unfitting for the occasion but also looks uninviting?
- Special, attention-grabbing details. These might be a handwritten note, something hidden inside the card (maybe a message in a bottle? A puzzle piece? A fortune cookie? A letter from a past guest? An interesting fact about the couple or a dedication to a significant other?), or even a sticker or two.
- A heartfelt message from the happy couple, thanking everyone for attending and letting them know how important they are, and how much they’ll appreciate everyone coming.
The best way to respond to your wedding invite is…
While you did get to send that Instagrammed response note, it’s not as though you got to write something hilarious and creative here and there. You got to express your happiness to attend the wedding in a formal, handwritten letter and include any gifts or little surprises you wanted to give the hosts.
You can write the letter at least a few weeks before the wedding day, just as a reminder. This will give you time to mull over your thoughts and even write your thank-you note if you’d like to practice your penmanship. As the day draws nearer and you get closer to the event, you can write your letter even more quickly, though make sure you take your time and don’t rush.
It’s important to write a letter that conveys your gratitude, conveys your excitement to be there, and even conveys your thoughts about the couple, the event, and the significance of the day. You don’t want to write something that comes off as cliché or off-base.
How to write out a response after being asked to attend the wedding
Congratulations! You may be getting an invitation to the wedding, after all! Perhaps your friends and family are getting married, or perhaps a few of your friends are getting married. Maybe it was an old friend. Whatever the case, you were asked to attend the ceremony or the reception.
Now what? Being asked to attend an event is a big deal, and it’s important to respond graciously and appropriately. How do you do this? You write a thank-you note to the person who asked you to attend. You write your note at least a few weeks before the event, just as a reminder.
This will give you time to mull over your thoughts and even practice your penmanship. You can write your letter at least a few weeks before you’re expected to attend, just to give yourself some time to think over your thoughts. It’s important to write a letter that conveys your gratitude, conveys your excitement to be there, and even conveys your thoughts about the couple, the event, and the significance of the day.
You don’t want to write something that comes off as cliché or off-base. You want to write a thoughtful, well-written letter that manages to convey how much you appreciate being asked to attend.
As you can tell, wedding invites are complicated. It’s not enough to just get the word out there and hope that people show up. You have to make your wedding invite memorable, and you have to make it stand out from the rest. This is best done by writing an invite that’s unique and memorable.
Whether you’re writing out a traditional wedding invites or a more modern one, you should always try to make it unique, memorable, and enjoyable. Wedding invites should never be boring, or too simple. It should make you think, and it should make you smile. All that’s left to do is make sure your invite stands out from the rest and makes your friends and family smile from the inside out.