Weddings: Information to Include on Invitations - as part of the Wedding series by GeoBeats. Somethings you should have in your invitations are your wedding location, your wedding venue and the time. Other things you should have is things like the formality. So, whether its black tie, whether its a casual affair, whether its dress down, you should want to include those details on your invitation. Other things you should have perhaps you want an accommodations card, directions card and a reception card, especially when you are having your venue separate from your ceremonial location. And then you want to include your classic RSVPs card. There are many ways to personalize your invitations especially when you are doing couture invitations. You can think about what type of bride you are. Are you a romantic bride, are you a bride who wants something very regal and elegant with lots of glitz. Maybe you want to include like a story of your couple of how you met. So a story book invitation maybe be the perfect way of creating that for you. Your guest will have like that wow factor when they will open up a book and they turn the pages and see pictures of you, maybe a poem of you. That is a perfect way to express yourselves in that way. Another way is maybe picking different fabrics. Maybe going little more luxed, having crystals in your wedding invitations. Its all about you, its all about your personality. And what is great about custom invitation is that you can make them as personal as you want to make it. Ways to avoid a last minute invitations snafu is waiting too long to order your invitations. Custom invitations do take a while. We want to get to know each other, your design style, what you are looking for. Invitation design usually takes 1 to 3 months. So we always say as soon as you have your venue, your wedding date, you are ready to order your invitations. Some of the common mistakes people make when ordering their invitation is not including extras. You always want to include atleast 25 extra invitations especially with custom invitations because ordering extras after your invitations have been produced is very expensive. So you want to have those extras ahead of time. Another thing is not having your personality in the wedding invitations. It is really your time to shine. It is one of the only times you are throwing a big wedding and it is your big day. You want to make sure you are included in that.