August 4, 2011

Wedding Invitations: Getting Started

Choosing your wedding invitation is one of the many fun experiences you will go through when planning your big day. What’s important to remember when selecting your stationery is that the invitation will be the very first glimpse at the overall theme and feel of your wedding day. The color scheme, formality and tone will all be introduced to guests in one single envelope. No pressure, right? Don’t fret -- our dedicated and experienced Wedding Specialists are available to help you every step of the way. From choosing your style to answering tough etiquette questions, our team of Wedding Specialists will help you with one-on-one dedication. As soon as you call or email, you’ll be paired with your own Specialist, with whom you will work with each time you contact us.

Once you’ve selected your wedding invitation ensemble, you might be wondering what exactly should be printed. Your Wedding Specialist can help you with the exact wording, but below is an example of what a traditional wedding invitation would say:

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Owen Larson
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Katherine Marie
Mr. Ethan Luke Wright
Saturday, the nineteenth of September
Two thousand eleven
Half past four o’clock in the afternoon
St. Joseph’s Cathedral
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The example above would be used for a church wedding. If your ceremony will be held outdoors, or at a venue other than a church, change line 2 to read, “request the pleasure of your company”. Some couples choose to include the names of the groom’s parents on the invitation. In that case, you would change the groom’s name to read just his first and middle name (ex:  Ethan Luke) and insert a line immediately following that would read, “son of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory John Wright”.

Of course, there are many variations of wording for a wedding invitation. Work with your Wedding Specialist to come up with the perfect wording for your stationery. Our Wedding Specialists are skilled in traditional etiquette, as well as modern etiquette. Don’t be afraid to ask them every question that comes to mind!

In addition to wedding invitations, our Wedding Specialists can assist you with save the date cards, wedding programs, tabletop stationery, personal stationery (such as thank you notes), and all wedding-related party invitations.

To start working with your Wedding Specialist, call us at 1-888-808-FINE (3463) or email [email protected]