The Wedding Invitation Stationery
If the bride's parents are hosting the Wedding, then traditionally the Wedding invitation is sent out by the bride's mother. If you and your partner are financing the Wedding then you have a choice. The wedding invitation can be addressed from either yourselves, or your parents, or both sets of parents.
We strongly recommend that you send all wedding invitations out at the
same time so that guests do not assume they are second choice. Also try
and get them sent out about 3 months before the Wedding to ensure everyone
has adequate time to make preparations. Don't forget the Groom's parents
and all attendants should also receive a wedding invitation.
Design / Quantity
There are a wide range of styles and designs to choose from, from formal to contemporary. Try and choose a design which you feel will reflect the style and theme of your Wedding. Most Wedding invitation stationery suppliers will be able to offer you other items in addition to your Wedding invitations so your theme can follow through the whole day. If you plan to make your own wedding invitations, then we have some brilliant wedding stationery fonts you can use
Make sure you order enough!! As a guideline allow one invitation per family or couple, but we suggest you order a dozen more than you need to allow for mistakes when writing names and addresses. Make sure you see a proof of your Wedding Invitation if it is being specially printed before the supplier goes ahead and prints a large number. And ask someone else to proof read them as an extra precaution.
What to Say Wedding Invitation
Wording - Detail
The correct wording is most important if you are to avoid any potential embarrassment later on. Be clear and totally unambiguous. Avoid phrases like "and family" or you may finish up with more guests than you bargained for. Just one rather obvious point. Don't forget to put the time and address of the Wedding on the invitation. You will be surprised how many times this is overlooked!
If the bride's parents are hosting the Wedding the traditional form of words is "Mr and Mrs ... request the pleasure of the company of .... and .... at the marriage of their daughter (first name only) to Mr ((Groom's full name) at ......"
If you are hosting the Wedding yourself, you may prefer to say "(Brides full name) and (Groom's full name) request the pleasure of the company of ... and .... at their marriage at ....."
Remember your Wedding Invitation Stationery will be the first communication concerning the Wedding that your guests will receive and as such it is important to get it right as it sets the tone for the whole day.
Wedding Essentials offer beautiful,customised handmade Wedding Invitations, Save the Dat, Day and Evening Invitations and complementary Table Plans. Italian Letterpress Wedding Invitations have a range of superb quality letterpress and embossed wedding stationery from top designers Willow Wood. Full range including invitations, reply cards, thank you cards, reception cards, save the date cards, menu and order of service.