What Information is Required on a Wedding Invitation or Announcement

  • Who: Couple’s names, Host’s names
    What: Your Wedding
    When: Date and time (ceremony and reception if there is no reception card)
    Where: Ceremony and reception location(s) (if there is a reception card you need only put the address of where the ceremony is taking place)
  • Your invitation needs to have all the information that a guest needs about your wedding. The most important information is the names of those who are hosting the wedding (such as the parents of the bride), the names of the bride and groom, the time and date of the ceremony, the location of the ceremony and possibly reception, and finally, the RSVP information (if you are not including a separate response card). It is also highly recommended that you include a map card that provides directions to ceremony and/or reception. Any other materials are considered optional and you can decide if you want them based on your particular desires and circumstances.