This is part two of a guide about information to give to wedding guests. Part one looked at what type of information to give guests. This part looks at how to get this information to your guests.
How to give guests relevant information about your wedding
As part of the invitation
The majority of wedding stationers offer a way to include additional information with the invitation – either printed on the actual invitation or as an enclosure which matches the invitation design. The Leaf Press has A6 cards, extra inserts for booklet invitations or the option to print on ticket invitation wallets.
A separate enclosure
To save money you could consider printing information yourself. An easy option is on an A4 sheet of paper, or you could have files put on a CD and enclose this with your invitation.
A wedding website
There are a variety of specialist websites which enable you to have your own webpage or website, usually free of charge. Examples include www.gettingmarried.co.uk and www.mywedding.com/free-wedding-websites. These websites can also be used by guests to RSVP. They are usually password-protected so only you and your guests can see the content.
A Facebook page
Also a free option, a Facebook event page can contain information about your wedding in the form of status updates. Guests will also be asked whether they are attending the ‘event’, so they can RSVP this way. Guests will also be able to share their photos after the wedding has taken place. You can restrict access to the page but will then need to authorise guests being part of the page.
Blogger.com and WordPress.com offer free blogs, where you can provide information for your guests and updates. A blog is also a great option if you want to keep a wedding diary. Anyone will be able to see the blog so you’ll need to bear this in mind.
With the website, Facebook or Blog options you’ll need to consider what you do about guests that don’t have access to the internet.