Write days, dates, and times in full. For example, “Saturday second of June at one-thirty” If the street number is less than 100, write it in full, if it’s more than 100, write it numerically, for example “Three Crown St. but 217 Crown St.” Titles can be abbreviated, for example, Mt, Mrs, and Dr.
Do not use nicknames or initials. It’s also becoming more common to include the wife’s name on invitations and not just the husband’s. The word “honour” is spelled in the British Fashion for a formal invitation.
The envelop should be addressed with the full name and address of the guest their street address and state/country. If there are other people living at the same address that are also invited, such as children, separate invitations should be addressed to them. If you don’t want children so attend, do not include their name in any correspondence.
Don’t forget to double check for accuracy and spelling errors before you send out.
It’s best to get someone with a fresh eye to look over it to you.
It’s also polite invite your marriage celebrant to the reception party.
You might also need to check MC, Bands (if you have them) or photographer’s meal, too.
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There are a number of things you need to communicate about your wedding plans and understanding the correct etiquette and formalities required in invitations, programs or cards is an important function of wedding presentation. Among the chief wedding communications are:
- Invitations (such as actual wedding, shower party and engagement party)
- Reply cards
Thank you noted
The full extent of the of the wording etiquette is dictated
by the formality of each event. Traditional invitations adhere to more strict etiquette, while semiformal or informal weddings allow for greater flexibility, reflecting a more creative and contemporary style.
Invitations should contain: the reason for the event, the time, the date, the location, and RSVP date and contact details, the dress required to be worn, and usually the names of the host of the event.
The more formal the wedding, the closer it should adhere to accepted wedding etiquette. For example, writing need to be cursive, preferably, with a raised print.
For less formal weddings, use a simpler font and experiment more with alternative colours such as fuchsia or sky blue instead of black, and use matching envelopes.
It’s always good idea to have your photo on your invitation, so ask your wedding photographer to do your pre-wedding photo shoot before the invitations to be created.
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Most couples have invitations made by a professional printer. The printing game is very competitive and the right service and price can be found if you look around for it. There are literally hundreds of stationers, all offering a multitude of choices. Ask to see their portfolio or sample inviations. It’s always worth printing an additional 10 per cent to cover any unexpected rewriters or guest increases. Addressing stuffing envelopes, sharping, and rush orders will incur extra costs.
Pre-wedding events such as the bucks night, hens night shower party and engagement party are less formal and instead of having these professionally printed, look for generic invitations from a local stationery store. DIY invitation kids, including stamps, whereby you assemble everything yourself, can be purchased from speciality shops.
Many couples are now using a desktop computer and printer to make their own invitations. All these options save money and are a perfectly acceptable practice.
Get your photographer to do your pre-wedding photo shoot a few months before your wedding day. So you can use those photos foe your invitation, welcome board or you can even make stamps out of it these days.
Hope this article was helpful/
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Invitations and wedding correspondence are your signature tune, reflecting the personality and type of wedding you are holding. Your guests will formulate their own expectations about the event from the style of the invitations.
Send invitations 3-4 weeks prior to the engagement party, buck’s night and hen’s night parties. Two to three weeks notice is required for the bridal shower and 6-8weeks for the actual wedding – more if you know you have a lot of overseas or out of state guests.
Begin organising your stationary at least 4-6 weeks before each invitations will be required.
Look in yellow pages under ” wedding stationery” or “instant printing” search the internet for wedding websites with service provider databases, flip through bridal magazines, attend bridal shows, and ask friends and family or contact us for recommendations.
How about you do pre-wedding photos before your wedding? So you can have a bit of practice to have your photos taken by professional wedding photographers and you can also use one of photos to be used for your invitation or welcome board for your wedding?
Book us early(6months prior to your wedding day) to receive your free pre-wedding shoot with us.
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