Wedding Invitation Cards Explained
Save the Dates
Save the dates are typically mailed 6-12 months before the event and can be used to share details like a wedding website, date, and location. They are especially helpful for out-of-town guests and for destination weddings. Save the dates can match your invitations in design and formality, or not!
Wedding invitations should be mailed 6-8 weeks before the event (or 3 months prior, for destination weddings) and can be used to share details about the ceremony and reception.
Detail cards can include information like reception details, accommodations, maps, directions, and/or a wedding website URL. You may choose to let guests know about a welcome party, brunch, or other events on this card (or cards).
Reply cards will help you know how many guests to expect. You can also ask guests to indicate what they'd like for dinner, what song they'd like to hear, where they'll be staying, and indicate dietary restrictions. This card can be mailed back to you in a self-addressed and stamped envelope, or sent to you as a postcard, or you can use a "mini card" to request online RSVPs.
Mini cards are business card sized, just right for details like wedding websites.
Rehearsal Dinner Invitations / Event Invitations
Rehearsal dinner and event invitations can be included within the main invitation envelope of invited guests, or mailed separately.
Welcome Notes & Booklets
Welcome notes may be left at hotels for out of town guests, welcoming them to your town and thanking them for making the trip. A booklet may include a map, a schedule of events, and your favorite spots to eat, shop, and visit.
Wedding programs can include the names of your bridal party, ceremony details, readings, poems, a note to your guests, an "in memory of" section, and anything else you'd like to share while guests wait for your ceremony to begin.
Menus can add to the look of the table and usually include the couple's names and wedding date in addition to menu details. A menu can be helpful for guests with allergies, or just as a courtesy, or a keepsake.
PLace Cards and Escort Cards
Place cards are set at a guest's specific seat, and can be flat to go in a stand, or tented to stand on their own. Escort cards indicate at which table a guest should sit, but do not specify a seat. Escort cards may be arranged on a table or pinned to a board — the options are endless!
Table numbers can be flat to go in a stand or frame, or tented to stand alone, and are a beautiful detail to add to your tables. They don't have to be numbers, either! Table cards can include tidbits about you and your sweetheart, or could be the names of meaningful locales.
Signs may share information like featured cocktail ingredients or a wedding day hashtag, or invite guests to sign your guest book.
Favor cards may be used to thank guests for attending, and share details about a charitable donation made in honor of guests in lieu of a wedding favor.
Thank You Notes
Order as many thank you notes as invitations, plus extras for mistakes and unexpected gifts. Shoot, order even more and use them well beyond your wedding day! Your thank you notes could coordinate with your wedding invitation design or not, and may include your names or monogram.
In addition to the items above, Hello Tenfold can help with favor tags, bottle labels, stickers, coasters, match books, cocktail napkins, and more. Let us know what you have in mind, and we'll send over the options!