Enclosure cards are a common part of a wedding invitation suite. While the formal invitation typically includes important info about the ceremony (like the time, date, and location), enclosure cards can help relay additional details guests should know, like attire, transportation, reception details, and more.
Couples often find that they’re unable to fit everything they want on their invitation. Including enclosure cards allows you to split up important information guests should know about your big day. That way, your formal invitation can be dedicated to the ceremony itself while your wedding enclosure cards take care of communicating the rest.
Remember, adding too much information to your invitation can make it seem cluttered and confusing. We recommend having your wedding invitation stand alone as an elegant card focused on your ceremony. Then, your enclosure cards can help provide more detailed, personalized information on your other wedding events.
Use your enclosure cards to communicate all the important wedding details that you couldn’t fit on your formal wedding invitation.
Depending on the formality of your celebration, your total number of wedding events, and various other factors, you may want to include several different types of enclosure cards in your invitation suite to cover all your bases.
Wedding enclosure cards are especially important if your ceremony and reception take place at different locations. Even if the reception is at a different venue on the same property, spelling it out is always a good idea. That way, you won’t have to worry whether guests know where to go on the big day.
If you have a dress code for your wedding, make sure guests know what it is, so they can prepare accordingly. An enclosure card is a great way to tell your guests about what you’d like them to wear, whether it’s cocktail attire, dressy casual, or something more formal.
Some couples prefer to share their wedding website URL with their guests on a separate enclosure card instead of on their save the date or invitation. Then, guests can visit their site to familiarize themselves with their full wedding itinerary.
At Zola, you can match your entire invitation suite to a free, stunning wedding website that takes just five minutes to set up. We make it so easy to personalize with photos, fun stories, and all your wedding details, from your schedule to travel info, FAQs, and more. Guests can even shop your Zola wedding registry and RSVP right on your website!
It’s important to remember that your wedding invitation and your wedding enclosure cards go hand-in-hand. These pieces of paper will live side-by-side in your wedding envelope as part of your entire invitation suite.
Zola can help you match your wedding invitation, enclosure card, and wedding envelope to create the perfect thematic match! You can also find gorgeous matching save the dates, invitations, day-of paper, and more to complete your suite—all in one place.
Our easily customizable templates, variety of affordable paper options, and wide range of thematic aesthetics are all at your disposal. Bring your wedding paper vision to life with Zola’s easy-to-use builder. Enjoy free shipping, free guest addressing, free envelopes, and, if your date changes, free change the dates with all save the date and invitation purchases. We’ve got you.