Common Wedding Invitation Don'ts You Should Avoid

Etiquette, Invites & Stationery
Wedding Invitation Do's And Don'ts

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While there's plenty of information you need to include on your invitation, there's also a ton of potential faux-pas. From listing your registry, to disseminating what type of alcohol should be served, there's a number of wedding invitation don'ts you should try your best to avoid. Here, in no particular order, some of the most common — and offensive — wedding invitation don'ts.

First and foremost, you should not (repeat: should not) include your registry information on your wedding invitation. If you're more old school, you can enlist the help of your attendants and parents to give out that info, but most likely, you'll list it on your wedding website. And, if you prefer to have no gifts, you unfortunately can't list that either. Leave that to your website, where you can list that instead of gifts, you'd prefer guests to donate to a charity of your choice. But, if people want to give you a gift, they will do so anyway.

See more: How to Write a Thank-You Note for Every Gift Scenario (Including Those Presents You're Exchanging!)

Many people ask how to inform guests that you're hosting an adults-only reception, and it's simple: By only addressing an invitation to those you want to attend! Whatever you do, do not list "no children" or "adults only" on your invitation. The way an invitation is addressed indicates who is actually invited to the wedding.

Entree choice and alcohol type — such as alcohol-free or beer and wine only — are wholly unnecessary for a wedding invitation. Your guests will figure it out once they get to your reception (and, many people include menus to solve this problem).

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