wedding "day of" wording examples

I put together some examples to help you write all of the wordings for your day of paper goods. If there is anything I missed please don't hesitate to ask questions, I am happy to help and I am always adding to my list of ideas and examples. 

Welcome Note

This is the note that goes in the hotel welcome bags. It is a good idea to include all event info and shuttle info  (if you are providing it for guests) and all important transportation info. Extra things like things to do in the area are nice to include if there is room on the card.

Example #1

- Two sided "tall and skninny" card
- Friday and Saturday events listed
- Transportation
- Things to do: "Sights and Bites"


Welcome to Chicago!
Thank you so much for traveling in to join us for our wedding!
We deeply appreciate you sharing this special weekend with us.
We hope you have a ton of fun and enjoy the party!
Jennifer and Andrew

Welcome Party
7:30 – 10:00pm  
Hubbard Inn  •  110 West Hubbard Street  •  Chicago

The Big Day
2:15pm  Bus pick up for ceremony
Hyatt Place  •  66 West Illinois Street  •  Chicago

3:00 pm  
Wedding Ceremony
St. Nicholas Catholic Cathedral 
835 North Oakley Boulevard  •  Chicago

Immediately following the ceremony
Wedding Reception
Glen View Club  •  100 Golf Road  •  Golf

Bus transport provided from church to reception
and provided from reception to Hyatt Place.



Chicago River Architectural Boat Tour
From Wendella Boats 400 N Michigan Ave

John Hancock Observatory
875 North Michigan Avenue

Chicago River Walk and Lake
Access at Clark and Wacker

Art Institute
111 South Michigan Ave


Night On The Town
Rpm Italian • Girl And The Goat • Sienna Tavern
Rpm Steak • Chicago Q • Quartino

Casual Dining
Jake Melnick’s • Eataly • Stout • Bub City

Classic Chicago
Lou Malnati’s Pizza • Portillo’s Hot Dogs • Gibson’s Steakhouse

Brunch For Basics
Beatrix • Kanela • Hampton Social

Hangover Special
Ann Sathers • Nookies • Yolk • Meli Café


Example #2

- Two sided "tall and skninny" card
- Thursday, Friday and Saturday events listed
- Transportation
- "By invitation only" examples


Welcome To Chicago!
Thank you for making the trip to join us in celebrating our big day. We are so grateful to have you here! We hope you enjoy your visit and can’t wait to spend the weekend celebrating with each of you! here is some information we hope you will find helpful during your stay!
With Love, Katie & Richard

Thursday, November 16th

Rehearsal Dinner
(By Invitation Only)
7:00 pm
Erie Cafe • 536 West Erie Street • Chicago, IL
Wedding Party: Bus Will Leave From Church To Dinner

Friday, November 17th

Bridal Luncheon
(By Invitation Only)
12:30 pm
Summer House Santa Monica
1954 North Halsted Street, Chicago, IL

Paddle Party
(All Welcome)
12:30-3:30 pm  
North Shore Country Club
1340 Glenview Road, Glenview, IL

See the back for Saturday...


Wedding Day
Saturday, November 18th

Wedding Ceremony
3:00 pm
Saints Faith, Hope & Charity Church
191 Linden Street, Winnetka, IL

Cocktails & Reception
Immediately Following The Ceremony
North Shore Country Club
1340 Glenview Road •  Glenview, IL

Provided From Saints Faith Hope & Charity Church to North Shore Country Club. Buses will be available at the end of the reception to take guests back downtown. For more details please visit: