Invitation – refers to the item given by the couple to inform prospective guests that they are being requested to attend the wedding of the said couple. The word “item” was used because invitations aren’t always in the form of enveloped cards, some are scrolls, printed on tumblers, printed on fans, printed as books, etc.
The parts of a wedding invitation are:
Main page – This page contains the names of the parents, the names of the bride and groom, the date, time, ceremony venue and address, and the reception venue and address.
Entourage page – This page contains the names of principal sponsors, secondary sponsors, bridesmaids, groomsmen, best man, maid of honor, bearers, and flower girls.
RSVP, Attire, and Gift Page – This page gives people RSVP information (name and number and/or email address of the one doing the tallying of responses), the deadline of sending responses, the attire requested for males and females, the notation regarding gifts (including registry information).
Map – This page gives guests a general guide as to how they can get to the ceremony and how they will move from the ceremony to the reception venue. It comes in the form of illustrations with street names and arrows. Sometimes, it is accompanied by a list of instructions regarding where to pass if one is coming from the south or the north.