Part 3: Detail Card Wording
One of the questions I get asked by my brides is, “Why would we need a detail card?” In the third part of this four-part series, I’m covering detail card wording and how to use them. Instead of breaking down each line of the wording, I’m going to explain the different uses for a detail card in your wedding invitation suite.
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A detail card can be used to relay any important information you need to get to your guests. I’m going over the five most common uses for your detail card wording.
Sometimes, it will be necessary to include your reception details on a separate card. If your reception is at a different location than the ceremony, this info should not be included on your invitation. Put it on a detail card instead. If your reception is not immediately after the ceremony, the same rule applies. Also, venue addresses can be provided on your detail card.
If you have a lot of out-of-town guests, it is common to have a block of hotel rooms available to your guests at a discounted rate. You should provide the hotel name and address. Additionally, you will want to provide any necessary instructions to take advantage of the offer. Is there a code they need to use while checking out? Do they need to call a specific phone number to book? Whose name do they give them? You should also include a deadline so none of your guests miss out.
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Some couples like to plan other events for your guests to attend that you will need to invite them to. This may be a welcome reception the Friday before your wedding or a farewell brunch on Sunday. Alternately, you can provide activities and fun things goin on around town.
It has become very popular to hold important wedding details, addresses, your love story, and even photos on your wedding website. You can use your detail card to direct your guests to your website for more info.
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Finally, one of my favorite options for a detail card is a wedding map. It can depict your venue locations, where you met and fell in love, or your favorite spots around town. They can be unique and personal while also providing useful info to your guests. You can include text or let the illustrations speak for themselves.
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As you can tell, there is not a set way to word your detail card. Depending on how you want to use it, you will need to include different elements. I can help to make sure you include everything you need!
For the last part of the series, I will be going over save the date wording!
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