The Response Card

Consider sending an RSVP card with your wedding invitations.

R.S.V.P. “répondez s’il vous plaît”, meaning “please respond” cards are sent with your day invitations. They are a good way for your guests to let you know if they will be attending your wedding.

  1. Response cards work best if they are kept very simple and are easy for your guests to fill in.
  2. Include a date on the RSVP card by which a response is needed.
  3. Usually about three weeks before the wedding is enough time.
  4. Pre-address and stamp the return envelope to make it even easier for your invitees to reply.

Traditionally the return address has been the bride’s parents’ address; however, today couples often host their wedding themselves so opt to have their own address used instead.

You could also include a line on your response card for dietary requirements or any special accommodations needed.

(Lots of Love Invitations Tip)
You may have guests who will neglect to write in their names, or who write illegibly. Solve this problem by numbering your guest list, then inconspicuously writing the corresponding number on the back of each response card.

Wording Your Wedding Invitations

The traditional wedding invitation etiquette

  • On formal wedding invitations names are written/printed in full, including middle names.
  • Words are usually spelled out including the hour, the date and the year and titles are also used.
  • Words are spelled out in the address, including Street, Road and Avenue.
  • Two exceptions to this rule in an address are Saint (St.) and Mount (Mt.))
  • Line breaks are used instead of commas
  • Instructions for gift registries are not included in a formal wedding invitation.
  • An option to spread the word about gift information is to have your family and friends tell people.
  • Know the correct spelling of all your details before you give to your supplier.
  • When you get your proofs, proofread your wedding invitations carefully and get other people to also check again.
  • Order extra envelopes in case of spelling mistakes or errors.
  • Include your return address on the envelopes.

With so many diverse family relationships these days there really should be no hard and fast rules about your wording. If you choose to be a bit more creative or personal with your wording we will be able to help you work out the appropriate wording for any situation. View a selction of our Wording&Font-Options

We’re Getting Married!

Lots of Love Invitations is getting married! We will be on leave from the office on from the 18th of April until the 8th of May to attend the wedding of the owner and designer of Lots of Love Invitations, Tanya Ryan. All inquiries will be dealt with when we return to the office. Samples ordered through the website during this time will also be posted out when we get back.

Bride of The Year Show 2012

Lots of Love Invitations will be exhibiting at The Bride of The Year Show 2012 in the RDS. Come visit us at our stand. We would love to see you there. For more details on this event visit

The Wedding Invitation

The wedding invitation is the very first impression your guests will get about your wedding. The perfect invitation is the one that reflects you as a couple, provides all the important information for your guests and sets the tone for your special day.

Some things to think about before ordering your wedding stationery:

  1. What type of wedding are you having: Formal or informal?
  2. Have you decided on colour themes for your wedding?
  3. Would you like to coordinate with your flowers, bridesmaids’ dresses or location?
  4. What is your budget?
  5. Do you need extra items; Wedding Place Cards, Wedding Table Plan, Wedding Favour Boxes, Wedding Menu, Guest Book, Wedding Wish Tree, etc.?
  6. How many guests will you be inviting and how many invitations will you need?
(Lots of Love Invitations Tip)
If you work out per household how many invitations you actually need it will give you a good idea of your invitation numbers. You may find that you have mostly couples and families that will only require one invitation per household.

Give yourself plenty of time to order and proof your stationery. Usually wedding invitations are sent out 6-8 weeks before the wedding,

then it may take up to 4-6 weeks to order and produce your stationery order.

Factor in your time for writing your guest names and if you are addressing your envelopes yourself. Choose form our selection of Wedding Invitations here.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone from Lots of Love Invitations. Lots of Love Tanya xxx


Real Wedding Save The Date, Tanya & Liam, April 2012

Our completely bespoke, boxed powder blue save the date invitation for my own wedding next year. I wanted to incorporate the feel of our amazing wedding venue by the sea in the Lodge at Doonbeg Golf Club, County Clare so I used powder blue colours with shimmering white card. The textured box contained our white save the date card with gently rounded corners and tied tee. I brought in some golf elements to reflect the venue and Liam’s love of golf with the personalised tee and the “green” background. In the inside cover of the box I placed a printed photo of Doughmore beach that I took on our first visit to Doonbeg. Our guest’s names were printed on matching tags then tied around the boxes with a satin cord. The boxes were posted out in outer envelopes stuffed with tissue paper. I hope everyone liked them, lots of love Tanya.

Shortlisted For 2012 Weddings Online Awards

Lots of Love Invitations has been shortlisted as Best Wedding Supplier Website and Stationery Designerof the Year again for 2012. A big thank you to everyone who voted for us it’s wonderful to have such support from all of you!

And The Winner Is

Chosen at random to win €300 off her wedding stationery, a big Congratulations to Kate Nally who’s wedding is in August 2012. Looking forward to working with you Kate to create your perfect wedding invitations and stationery.

New Boxed Wedding Invitations

A boxed wedding invitation is a truly memorable way to invite your guests to your wedding. There is something so special about receiving a boxed gift as an invitation. These box invitations are the ultimate in presentation and luxury for the most elegant invitation. Our two new boxed wedding invitation designs include our Confetti Boxed Invitation and our square Purple Boxed Invitation.

Last Day to Win Your Wedding Invitations

Today is the last day to enter our competition to win your wedding stationery. Follow the instructions on the website to enter! Entry closes at 8pm tonight. We will be announcing the winner on Monday the 19th.

Real Save the Date Invitation, Louise&Cian, March 2012

For their wedding next year Louise and Cian wanted some unique save the date cards to invite their guests. Louise chose our new Garland Save The Date invitation in ivory with black satin ribbon. A very elegant combination.