Our ultimate 'what to include' list. Plus how to address tricky issues.
what to include on YOur Information Cards
Information cards are a useful way to provide your guests with any information not included on your invitations and to tactfully address any sensitive issues.
Both public and any that you are providing. You can recommend flights, trains, or simply refer your guests to informative websites and services. You can also remind them to answer any transport related questions on your reply card.
Directions to your venue and between your venue and reception are always helpful, especially if your guests are traveling far, or if your venue is in a remote area. You may also want to include details of parking facilites.
This can be a list of local hotels and B&B’s details and/or details of any special rates you have negotiated with your venue.
If you are organising a weekend of celebrations. Get your guests in the mood and let them know what to expect.
What to Bring
This can be useful if your wedding is abroad or if you are organising specific events, such as golf or a pool party.
This can be included on the information card and is especially important if you are marrying in a venue where there are strict rules about how guests should be dressed.
The contact details for your ceremony and reception details can be useful if your guests want to ask them any questions directly.
You can include your own contact details here, or those of your wedding planner, ushers, or any other useful numbers.
If you are unable to accommodate, or do not want children to at your wedding a carefully worded note on your information cards will inform your guests of your wishes without offending.
Whether you're asking for donations towards your honeymoon, a charity or a conventional gift list. Your information cards are the place to share this with your guests.
Wording Tricky Subjects
Gift requests and children need not be difficult subjects to address. A carefully worded note on your information cards will let you guests know what you would like, without causing offence. See our examples below.
Please do not feel obliged to buy us a gift, your presence on our wedding day is the most important gift that you could give us. However, for those of you who would like to buy us a gift, we have a wedding list at (name of list and how to buy).
Please do not feel obliged to buy us a gift, your presence on our wedding day is the most important gift that you could give us. However, if you would like to buy us something we would be most grateful to receive (name of shop) vouchers or a contribution towards (details e.g. appliances for our new home).
What really matters to us is having you there on our big day. However if you do want to buy us a gift we have a wedding list at (name of list and how to buy).
As we have been living together for some time, we are in the enviable position of not needing much for our home! If you would like to give us a gift, any contributions towards (details e.g. our honeymoon) would be gratefully received.
We have decided not to have a wedding list as such. If you would like to buy us a gift, (name of shop) vouchers or a contribution towards (details e.g. our new marital bed!) would be very gratefully received for when we buy our new home together.
Please do not buy us a gift, we would prefer a donation to (name of charity or organistation and how to donate).
Your presence not your presents is what matters most to us. If you would like to buy something we would prefer a donation to (name of charity or organistation and how to donate).
Please do not feel obliged to buy us a wedding gift. Travelling to (destination) is a gift in itself. If you would like to buy something we are lusting after a (details e.g. piece of art for our new home) and would be grateful for any contributions towards this.
Children and babies are more than welcome at our wedding. Please let us know in advance if you will be bringing your children.
We have arranged a crèche and kids meal for children. Please let us know if you will be bringing your children.
We have arranged an entertainer and magic show for the children. Please let us know if your children can make it.
NOT Inviting Children
We regret that we are unable to accommodate children at our wedding. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Unfortunately, due to venue restrictions we are unable to invite children.
Please book a babysitter and have more fun yourselves!
Babes in arms only please.