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Wedding Invitation Wording: What Not to Include

Hey, it's Amber! Are you getting ready to order your wedding invitations? Today, on

"Small Talk. Big Day," I'm going to make sure you're clear on what to avoid printing on

that pretty paper.

First up, registry information. You want your invitation to be about the celebration, not

the gifts. Instead, include registry information on your wedding website, with your shower

invitation, or use good old-fashioned word-of-mouth. Your family and wedding party will help spread

the word.

Rules regarding children. Leave off any language that encourages guests to leave the kids at

home. If you prefer an adults only event, just be very specific when addressing the

invitation and only list the names of the guests invited.

Food and beverage detail. Leave the entrée selections to the response card. If you're

having a dry reception, or a limited alcohol selection, there's no need to mention that.

Your guests will figure it out when they get there. If this feels too limiting, don't worry.

Your wedding website or enclosure cards are a great way to share all the extra information.

For more inspiration and tips, visit smalltalkbigday.com.