WEDDING INVITATION WORDING

The following outline a few examples and suggestions for wording your wedding invitations. ese suggions are merely a guide, and you can be as creative as you like! If you require further advice, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

The structure and layout of your wording is largely determined by the invitation design you choose. The example wording below is designed to show how lines might break and how wording can be organized.

Your proofs will allow you to see your wording in the context of your design, and to make any changes if needed.

THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN WORDING YOUR WEDDING INVITATION

THE HOST - Normally your invitation will begin by listing the host(s) and inviting your guest. If the Bride and Groom are hosting, their names can be listed first, followed by the invitational lines.

THE BRIDE & GROOM'S NAMES - It is traditional to include both the ÿr and middle names of the bride and groom on the wedding invitation. However, many couples choose to omit the middle and/or la names, and this is acceptable in contemporary wedding etiquette.

DATE & TIME - The day of the week and the date are traditionally written out in full, although in many contemporary invitations these are abbreviated or written as numerals. Normally the day of the week is first, followed by the date of the month and the month itself. You may also like to include the time of day (e.g. "Saturday afternoon"). Afternoon begins at twelve o'clock, and evening arts at six o'clock.

RSVP - When a response is required and a response card is not being used, this information can be included on the invitation. A date, contact name, contact address or contact number can be listed. Alternatively, guest can respond in writing to the return address. Email addresses are also becoming more popular, and are acceptable on invitations.

DRESS CODE - Dress code is not essential but can be useful in letting your guest know the style of your wedding day. Here are some example dress codes: Black tie (tuxedos and formal gowns) Formal, black tie optional (suit and tie and dresses) Semi-formal (suit and tie and cocktail dresses) Cocktail attire (suits and party dresses)

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