Wording For Wedding Invitations

Wording For Wedding Invitations

Wedding Invitation Wording Your wedding invitation serves as the formal announcement of the start of your new lives together and sets the tone for your upcoming nuptials. Getting the wording right for your invitations can be tricky, there is much debate over traditional etiquettes that dictate the order names are presented or whether you list your parents’ names and it can all get a little confusing. In selecting your wedding invitation wording it is important to keep in mind that your invitation is conveying vital information about your wedding and should be extremely clear. Aside from that key point your invitation wording is a personal reflection of you as a couple and introduces the formality of your wedding. All your other considerations in selecting your wording, including whether you acknowledge both sets of parents or neither, will all be bound by your personal family, religious or financial situations. To assist you in this aspect of the invitation process, we have included pre-written templates to suit your personality and occasion. These templates may also be used as a basis to write your own wording. Here at Giant Invitations we are more than happy for you to supply your own wording if you wish to add a personal touch to your wedding invitations or other event invitations. Read MoreHide View All Invitations
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Wording For Wedding Invitations

In selecting your wedding invitation wording it is important to keep in mind that your invitation is conveying vital information about your wedding and should be extremely clear. Aside from that key point your invitation wording is a personal reflection of you as a couple and introduces the formality of your wedding. All your other considerations in selecting your wording, including whether you acknowledge both sets of parents or neither, will all be bound by your personal family, religious or financial situations. To assist you in this aspect of the invitation process, we have included pre-written templates to suit your personality and occasion. These templates may also be used as a basis to write your own wording. Here at Giant Invitations we are more than happy for you to supply your own wording if you wish to add a personal touch to your wedding invitations or other event invitations.
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Wording For Wedding Invitations

RSVP Cards You can personalize how you ask for replies, but remember to keep the wording consistent with the invitation. For example, “the favor or a reply” typically matches the invitation wording “the honor of your presence.” For less formal invitation wording, such as “request the pleasure of your,” the RSVP wording would typically be “Kindly reply by” or “Kindly respond by.” To determine the RSVP by date, a good rule of thumb is to allow guests half the time between receiving the invitations and the date of the wedding. If you send your invitations eight weeks in advance of your wedding, set the reply by date 4 weeks from the wedding. Minted’s Design Associates are happy to answer any questions or suggest appropriate wording.
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Wording For Wedding Invitations

From elegant and refined affairs to modern ceremonies with more casual atmospheres, these handy wedding invitation wording samples will show you how to clearly communicate the details of your big day while still staying true to the style and tone of the celebration. But no matter what you have planned, there are a few things that should always be included in your wedding invitation wording-the names of the bride and groom, the names of the hosts and the date, time and location of the ceremony and reception. And most importantly, make sure that your personality shines through with your wedding invitation wording. It’s always better to say what feels right to you, even if it doesn’t completely tie in with traditional wording etiquette, than to have contrived and stuffy wedding correspondence.
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Wording For Wedding Invitations

After you find the perfect wedding invitations to convey all the details of your special day, it is then time to turn your attention toward the wording. Here at Wedding Paper Divas, we are well aware of all the rigid etiquette guidelines that must be followed when making wedding invitations, and keeping these strict stationery rules in order can definitely be a challenging and time consuming task. So to make the writing process a little less strenuous, we’ve provided a few examples of wedding invitation wording that will surely help you out along the way.
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Wording For Wedding Invitations

Remember: especially if you're having a nontraditional wedding, your nontraditional wedding invitations wording needs to focus on minimizing confusion… because you're going to be maximizing disorientation. I vote for straightforward wording, with maybe one little piece of flair tossed in. Your wedding might confuse more traditional guests — don't let your invitation wording be confusing too!
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Wording For Wedding Invitations

You can personalize how you ask for replies, but remember to keep the wording consistent with the invitation. For example, “the favor or a reply” typically matches the invitation wording “the honor of your presence.” For less formal invitation wording, such as “request the pleasure of your,” the RSVP wording would typically be “Kindly reply by” or “Kindly respond by.”
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Wording For Wedding Invitations

Choosing the right wording for your invitation suite can be tricky, but the process doesn’t need to be stressful. The most important thing to remember is that the wording should reflect the overall style of your special day. Below are a few simple rules of thumb that will get you headed in the right direction. The anatomy of an invitation. Rules of thumb. Host Names The word “and” in between two names traditionally implies that those people are married. Names of unmarried hosts or guests should be stacked. Women who are widowed should be addressed according to their late husband’s name, with “Mrs.” as the title (i.e., Mrs. George Brown). The phrase “request the honor of your presence” is typically reserved for a church or place of worship. You are welcome to spell it as either “honor” or “honour”. Just make sure you match it on your reply card with “favor” or “favour.” The Details For the wedding suite, try not to use abbreviations. Traditionally, middle names, street information, and state names are spelled out. If you do choose to list the date or any other information in a more casual manner, be consistent across all pieces of the invitation suite. The wedding invitation is not the place to mention registry information. This information is typically communicated by word of mouth or included with bridal shower invitations. Minted’s FREE Wedding Websites provide a wonderful opportunity for couples wanting to share registry details directly with their guests. Post Ceremony If the wedding ceremony and reception are being hosted in the same location, there is no need for a reception card. At the bottom of the invitation, you can simply state “Reception to follow” or “Dinner and dancing to follow”.
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Ours was a poly wedding with three people, and I was anxious about calling it a “wedding” officially for a long time because it wasn't legally binding, just a celebration ceremony for us. So our invitations don't actually mention “wedding” or “marriage” at all. Of course, I was also anxious people wouldn't realise it WAS a wedding, so we included a little FAQ sheet with a few clarifications. So our invitation wording was:
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Our invitations were in a similar style. What my MIL got out of it was that we were not having a formal wedding. We had only mentioned this a number of times (no real wedding party, no formal centre pieces – instead board games, civil ceremony, groom and best name in suits despite my FIL giving a lecture on how it is easier to get tuxes since that’s what everyone does these days). Something clicked with my MIL after seeing the invitations. People liked our invitations because they were different and I didn’t hear any negative comments.
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The invitation suite. Wording for additional pieces in the wedding invitation suite varies widely. Couples should take their style, ceremony, and budget into consideration. Here are a few examples of standard wording for popular additional pieces. Feel free to use these examples as a starting point and change, edit, or rearrange the different lines to reflect your wedding’s unique character.
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To determine the RSVP by date, a good rule of thumb is to allow guests half the time between receiving the invitations and the date of the wedding. If you send your invitations eight weeks in advance of your wedding, set the reply by date 4 weeks from the wedding.
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So, my boyfriend and I are hosting, we chose a casual invite with a bit of a party feeling to it to reflect the atmosphere we hope to have at the actual wedding & reception. And it's just the invite, no inserts or rsvp cards – the invites direct guests to a wedding website. But now am I struggling just to get the ADDRESS wording right. It seems so formal to address envelopes to Mr. and Mrs. Jones. Is it ok to use just first & last names, such as Jeremy and Melissa Jones and leave off the Mr./Mrs./Ms. titles altogether? My concern is that the more formal makes me a little uncomfortable and seems too fancy considering how casual the invitations are, but I also don't want to bypass all traditions and rules of etiquette so that I come off as flippant or tacky. Suggestions, please!!