Ever wonder what a wedding invitation suite consisted of… besides the piece of cardstock that has the bride and groom’s name on it? A bride and groom can build their wedding invitation suite as big or as little as they desire. When it’s time to make the invitations, best advice is to make sure your wedding guests have all the information they need for your big day. Below is a sizing guides with common pieces that make up the wedding invitation suite and then some.
Invitation (A9 & A7) - The invitation lists all of the important details - the couple's names, wedding date, time and ceremony location. Check out the different types of invitation wording.
Response Card (A2 & 4Bar) - Your guests will mail this back indicating who is attending as well as their meal choices (if applicable). Sometimes the Bride & Groom like to add a song request line to have played at the reception. Some couples want the response card to be a postcard, otherwise the response card is accompanied with an envelope. Etiquette is to have it include postage and pre-filling it with the return address.
Information Cards - The information card is most commonly used as a reception card. If your ceremony is at a different venue than your reception, you will want to use the small enclosure to note the reception address and start time. Other uses for the small enclosure include accommodations, map/directions, wedding websites, or any other brief information you'd like to share. Sometimes couples use multiple cards or design them to be double-sided to save paper.
Mini (2” x 3.5”) - Minis are a great size for information cards that don’t need a lot of verbiage. These cards are also common sizes for food tents, escort cards, and place cards.
Programs & Menus (#10 & A9) - These are great options to provide guests to hold in their hands as programs. The sizes are great to display on plates or chargers for menus.
The sizes above are common choices and are merely suggestions. Invitation suites don’t have to be vanilla and within set parameters… couples can use whatever size that fits their needs best. I am always an advocate for being outside the box for it should reflect the couple’s personality.
If you and your future spouse want a wedding invitation suite that is unique to the both of you, holla at your girl! I love creating custom designs for my bride and grooms! Let me help you tie the little details together so when your wedding guests receive it in the mail, they are almost as excited as you are for your big day! Head over to the wedding invitation inquiry to get the ball rolling!