When sending out wedding announcements and invitations, including insert cards is an easy way to share vital information that doesn’t fit on the face of the invitation or doesn’t belong in other places. Here are some handy tips on how to use insert cards to their fullest.
What exactly is an insert card?
An insert card, also known as a wedding insert, is a card that contains directions and other miscellaneous information pertaining to the wedding ceremony and/or reception. Contents will differ from wedding to wedding, but the insert card is almost always made from the same card stock as the wedding invite and matches the colors and font used for the rest of your stationery.
What do you put on an insert card?
Short details and simple maps are best, as it can get confusing otherwise. Most people have GPS in their cars or on their phones, so including an address is usually enough to guide them to the proper destination. However, written instructions and maps are appreciated and appropriate too. Try to include directions from all the main routes your guests might be taking, as well as information on where to go once they arrive.
Details you may include on an insert card:
- Where to park
- If there will be valet parking service
- What entrance to use
- How to find the venue if it’s somewhat hidden
- A close-up map
- Requested attire
- Meal options
- Where you’re registered
- Reception details
An insert card can also contain information about accommodations, like if you reserved a block of hotel rooms for your out-of-town guests. You can really include any special instructions about the ceremony or the reception. The main purpose of these cards serve is to give additional details to your guests without trying to cram too much onto your wedding announcements and invitations.
Insert cards aren’t typically the focus of your invitation set, but they’re essential in eliminating confusion for guests. Give the details of your ceremony and reception some thought, and brainstorm the questions your guests may have. Then, visit Lovely Little Invitations to browse our selection of wedding invites and matching insert cards to help you make the specifics of your big day beautiful and clear.