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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The opening speeches: Given to welcome the gusts by a close family friend that is not a member of the bridal party, such as the MC,host or father of the bride.
The opening speech concludes with a toast to the newlyweds.
The groom replies to the toast: On behalf of his wife and himself, the groom thanks significant people and then explains the history and nature of their relationship. The groom’s speech concludes with a toast to the bridesmaids.
The best man replies on behalf of the bridesmaids:
The best man’s speech reflects upon the life of the groom and includes anecdotes and perceptions of the newlyweds.
The best man’s speech is one of the most anticipated speeches because of his intimate knowledge of the groom. The speech should be light-hearted, goodnatured, and conclude with a toast to the bride and groom and then with a toast to the hosts of the evening.
The bride and groom;s parents reply to toast by the MC:
The bride’s father responds to the first toast and the groom’s father to the second toast.
Although it is traditional for fathers to respond to these toasts, there is not reason why the mothers could not do so either. Parents reflect upon their children’s lives, offer advise about married, life, and wish the newlyweds all the best in their future together.
Please provide your run sheet to your photographer, so we will know what’s happening on the night.
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