Requesting a charity contribution rather than a gift: It is very poor wedding invitation etiquette to even mention gifts but most invited guests will enquire if there is a wedding gift list. The other members of the wedding party should be encouraged to put the word around as to what the bride and groom would prefer.
Do you have to use light colored card stock? _ The selection of colors in card stock has never been wider. Cards are available in many shades of greens, blues, pinks and browns. Depending on the look that you are going for, you may choose a subtle pastel or a vibrant bold color for your card stock. Generally, couples who are looking for a more traditional wedding invitation will choose a lighter color, as will those planning a casual ceremony. For those planning a contemporary ceremony or a more formal affair, bolder colors are a more common choice.