The wedding invitation is often the first contact of the couple with the guests. So you need to be very careful that all the required items are included in the invitation. The invitation should basically include the date, time and the venue for the wedding. It must mention the host name as well as the name of the bride and the groom. The invitations should match the overall theme of the wedding. This will prepare the guest of what they can expect at the wedding. It is important that you include reply cards. The reply cards should have space where the guests can include their name and the number of people attending the wedding. The reply cards need to be self addressed.
If the reception is at a different place, then the invitation must mention that. It must have the location of the resort along with the directions and the time of the reception. If you are on a tight budget, then you can choose a simple invitation but it must have all the required details. If you are in a mood to spend on the invitations, then you can make it look elegant with various embellishments. Choosing invitation cards together can be a lot of fun.