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Personalise your practical guest information cardsWedding invitation inserts
For couples hosting a wedding at multiple venues or those jetting off for a destination wedding, your wedding guests will often need a lot of information to ensure that they know where to be at what time. Guest information cards are a practical way to share all the finer details of your wedding with your wedding guests, without crowding your wedding invitations with too much information. If you think that you need to share accommodation and transport options or want to let your guests know about your gift list, then that is where guest information cards come in! Take a look at our handy guide to find out what information you should include on your guest information cards and how best to address the more sensitive subjects of gifts and children!
What to include on your guest information cards
- Directions and transport
- Dress code
- Accommodation options
- Gift list
- No children at the wedding
- Further RSVP details
1) Directions and transport
Include at least five local cab numbers, plus the postcodes of your venue(s). If the venue is difficult to find, add a map or detailed directions for those without a satnav. If you are hosting a destination wedding, you will also want to include flight options and transfer details. Parking information. Let your guests know if you are providing transport to and from each venue, and you can always ask them to confirm whether they need a seat on the bus on your RSVP cards.
Include local accommodation options and let your guests know if you have managed to pre-book rooms that they can book at a discounted rate, or whether you are covering the cost of rooms.
5) No children at the wedding
Although it can be a bit of a sensitive subject, it is up to you if you want to invite children to your wedding. Make your stance clear letting your guests know whether they need to book a babysitter or work out the logistics of bringing their child to the wedding. If you are inviting children then you should check with parents whether or not their children need high chairs and plan a specific children’s menu. Take a look below for some suggests wording and poems to let your guests know that there will be no children at the wedding.
2) Dress code
If you want your guests to stick to a specific dress code to match your theme or colour scheme then go ahead and provide details of your dress code. Make it clear what you expect people to wear as a vague dress code will result in stressed guests!
4) Wedding gift list
Let your guests know where to find your gift list online with any codes they need to access it. Otherwise, let your guests know if you prefer money for your honeymoon or donations to your chosen charity. Take a look below for ideas on how to ask for money instead of wedding gifts.
6) RSVP details
If you didn’t include all your RSVP details on your wedding invitations, you can include your wedding website or full addresses on your guest information cards. It is important to set the RSVP date in line with the deadlines your suppliers have set for your final headcount. Leave yourself plenty of time to chase those last minute responses!
How to present your guest information cards
Our guest information cards are designed to fit in the same envelopes as your wedding invitations. You can use our wedding invitation belly bands in order to present your wedding invitations and invitation inserts as a beautiful bundle. Lay your guest information cards and RSVP cards atop your wedding invitations and wrap your belly bands around the middle to create a full wedding stationery suite, that is sure to wow your wedding guests.
How to talk about gifts on your guest information cards
Even though it has now become more commonplace for guests to give money as a wedding gift, couples can still feel awkward when it comes to letting their guests know that they would prefer to receive cash instead of boxed wedding gifts. Wording this part of your wedding invitation inserts can be a little tricky, but we are here to help with some more subtle ways to ask for money instead of wedding gifts. Make sure you include reference to what you are going to spend the money on as your guests will be pleased to know what their cash will be contributing to.
Simple wording to talk about wedding gifts
- Your presence at our wedding is all that we wish for. However, if you want to give a gift, we will be grateful for...
- While your attendance alone is what we request, if you wish to buy us a gift then we have a small gift list at John Lewis, however, monetary contributions towards planning our future together would also be greatly appreciated.
- We would prefer your wedding presence, rather than your wedding presents. But if you really do insist, then please visit John Lewis for our gift list.
- If you were thinking of giving a gift to help us on our way. A gift from our gift list would really make our day!
Wedding money poems
A wedding money poem is a simple and sweet way to ask for money instead of wedding gifts and can make you feel more comfortable with this request. Here a few examples of wedding money poems that you can use on your guest information cards.
Asking for contributions to a honeymoon
As we’ve lived together for a year or two,
We really don’t need anything new.
But if you were thinking of getting us a small wedding gift,
Some money for our honeymoon wouldn’t go amiss.
In order to make our dreams come true,
We’d love to go on a honeymoon for a week or two.
Instead of a dinner set, a vase or a bowl,
A financial contribution would make our wedding experience whole.
Asking for money for your new home
As we’re getting married we thought it would be fun,
To move into a brand new home — we need to get it done.
As wedding gifts are bulky and we’re a little short on space,
Some money would be the ideal gift to help us buy our place!
We are sending out this invitation
In the hope you will join our celebration,
But if a gift is your intention
May we please take this opportunity to mention,
A gift of cash towards our house,
would really make our day.
Using your guest information cards to address whether or not children are invited
Whether it be your decision as a couple or due to venue restriction, letting your guests know that you are not inviting their children to your wedding can be a sensitive issue. The easiest way to get this across can be to address your wedding invitations only to the adults and to emphasise this by including only the names of the adult guests on your RSVP cards. However, some guests may still ask you whether or not their children can come along, so try and make it clear with some simple wording or sugar coat the 'no children' message with a poem.
Wording for no children at the wedding
- Please respect our wishes for a child-free reception.
- This invitation is extended to adults only.
- Due to restrictions at our venue, children are not invited.
- Regrettably, children are unable to attend.
- Children welcome at the ceremony only.
- Wedding ceremony followed by an adult-only reception.
- In order to allow all guests, including parents, an evening of relaxation we have chosen for our wedding day to be an adult only occasion. We hope this advance notice means you are still able to share our big day and will enjoy having the evening off!
Poems for no children at the wedding
- Children at the ceremony, we'd love them on the scene. Reception time, however, is an adults-only theme.
- While we love to watch the children run and play, this is an adults-only kind of day.