You might be wondering if a gender-reveal invitation is something you should put on your invitations, or if it’s something you’ll have to wait a few weeks to get.
But according to the American Wedding Convention (AWC), it’s actually quite simple: they’ve been a standard for years.
In fact, it’s so common that they even have a whole category called “Gender Reveal Invitations” for those who don’t know what to do with a gender disclose invitation.
The convention also recommends that wedding guests “ask for their partner’s preferred pronoun” when putting the invitation on their wedding day, and “bring a pen or marker to document your identity” if the guest asks for a gender change on their invitation.
Here’s a quick guide to making the most of your gender reveal invitations:Before you go ahead and print out the invitations, make sure to get them signed and dated.
This will ensure that the guests are aware that the invitation is being used for a ceremony and not for a social gathering.
To get the most out of your invitation, it would be helpful to have a checklist ready to go with all of the information that you want the guests to know.
For example, you might want to have guests check their phone or other devices to make sure that they haven’t accidentally left any information on their guest list.
This is especially important for guests who are unsure of their gender identity.
If you have guests who don and aren’t aware that you’re using a gender document, make the most basic of edits to the invitation.
Make sure that you fill in all the information in the gender document (such as name, birth date, and place of birth), and then write down what they should do with their gift.
If you are unsure if they should make their own, write down any suggestions and let them know if they need to consult a lawyer or other professional to make changes.
Finally, if you need to have the guest fill out the gender-confirmation paper to verify that the guest is who they say they are on the invitation, do this in the most thorough way possible.
The best way to do this is to ask the guest if they’re willing to fill out a paper that they will not be asked to fill at the reception, so they have some confidence that they can be sure that their gender is who it says it is.
If the guest doesn’t respond in a timely manner, ask them to sign a consent form that says they understand that the wedding is taking place and that they’re going to sign the paper.
This consent form will give the guests the legal right to enter the venue without the need to provide their name and address.
Once the guests have signed the consent form, you can either print the invitations out or mail them to the guest.
If the guest signs the paper, they can hand it in to the ceremony coordinator or hostess for the day.
This process is similar to the way you would hand in an invite to your wedding.
The only difference is that the bride will be wearing the gender reveal dress.
Make sure that your guest understands what’s on the consent forms and how they can sign the forms.
It’s a good idea to tell your guests the following information:How long is your wedding day?
Are you having guests come to the reception?
What is your date of wedding?
What are your special requirements?
What kind of guests are you planning on having?
What’s the name of your guest’s favorite song?
Are your guests going to be sharing the room?
Do you plan to have flowers?
Is there a cake and dessert to be shared?
Are there any special items you’d like to include in your wedding invitation?
What about if guests want to change their gender on their invitations?
If so, what should they do?
The process of creating the gender confirmation paper and getting it signed can be a little complicated.
So, if your guests are unsure, ask if they can speak with a lawyer to get more information on how to proceed.
You might also want to check out our post on how you can create gender-based information for your wedding, and how to prepare a gender confirmation invitation.