Now here’s a topic that I’m sure everyone is REALLY excited about! Wording!!!
Mr and Mrs Smith request the honour of your presence….
Or should you request the pleasure of their company?
Perhaps you’d rather just tell your guests that you’re getting hitched and having a backyard party?
When it comes to wording, you’ll have to think about the style of event you are hosting. Will it be a formal affair with gowns and tuxedos? Are you having a casual backyard wedding where sundresses and khakis are more appropriate?
So much to think about right? Why yes, yes it is. Even though an invitation is “just a piece of paper” – please note to NEVER say this to your invitation designer ;)
An invitation communicates so much to your guests!
You can’t read the wording, but this one is extremely formal. What do I mean by that?
Well, the wording goes a little something like this:
Mr and Mrs Edward Cavanaugh
request the honour of your presence at the marriage of their daughter
son of Mr and Mrs Christopher Grayson
Saturday the twenty fourth of November
two thousand and twelve
Half past Three in the afternoon
Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church
Dinner reception to follow
six o’clock in the evening
The Tannery Event Centre
You’d probably want to send something a little more low key and most importantly FUN!
Like this perhaps?
This one is less formal, a little fun and incorporates the personality of the bride and groom.
“Together with their family and friends
Jackie & Craig
joyfully invite you to share in their
celebration of love, friendship, laughter, and family
as they exchange vows at the cottage.
…To be followed by an evening of food, music,
dancing, and laughter!
Guests are encouraged to dress for an outdoor ceremony and reception.
High heels and uncomfortable formal wear are not recommended.”
It all comes down to you. Yes, that’s right you. Your wedding, your wording. :)
*don’t forget about etiquette though* There will be another post about this coming soon!!!!
I think the point is that the wording (and the overall style) must reflect the event you are hosting.
I have lots of tips on this subject so if you are stumped, shoot me an e-mail. I can try to help!
As always – have a fabulous day!!!!