When it comes down to what to include in wedding invitation, it can often be confusing for the bride and groom, especially when they want to be formal. For example, you don’t know if you should include Mr or Mrs on the envelope or is it even possible to be more relax and write something more modern?
There is no right answer honestly; the most appropriate way to go about is to follow the theme of the ceremony. Define what type of ceremony you’re having; is it more formal or very laid back?
Next figure out who will be sending the invitation outs? The bride and the groom or the parents? In the old days, it was practical that the parents were the people who send the invitation out. Today, the bride and groom are fully involved in the celebration preparation, so it is often the couples who do the invites.
An excellent tip is to put “with the parents’ blessing.” This is a traditional and accurate invitation text.
The primary function of a wedding invitation is to inform, so reserve a space for the following information:
- Date of wedding
- Address of the ceremony
- Party address
You can also include directions such as a map, costume tips, poems, songs, or phrases.
Always remember: the invitation must be objective. The less extra information, the more efficient and elegant it will be.
How to address the envelope?
Here, the main tip: the more formal the relationship between the couple and the guest, the more precise the way of writing should be if they are close friends, heck throw in their nicknames.
Print or Write?
Modern-day wedding invitation cards are most printed, but if you want to be a bit different and have your style, have it handwritten or bet yet some add some classic element style by calligraphy writing.
When deciding on the quantity, the idea is to separate the guest list by families. This makes it easier to know how many should be ordered. Add 20% to this number for possible emergencies, as having an extra invitation take printed later can be costly.
Now lets hope you have some idea on what to include in wedding invitation. Remember these are only guidelines and you most welcome to break them as you feel fit. Just as your wedding is different, shouldn’t the little things be different as well?
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