Wording your wedding invitations can be a tricky business!
Regardless of whether you want formal, informal, parents hosting, Bride and Groom hosting, both families hosting or you want to say something totally unique – we are here to help you! We can advise you on the best layouts and make sure you have all the correct details so your guests know exactly where to be and when.
Here are a few tips of what information to include on your wedding invites and how to make them look beautiful!
Firstly, choose a font. We have a wide selection of fonts for you to choose from (& if there is a specific font you have in mind then we’ll do our best to find it!) Then decide if you want a traditional (centered) layout or a contemporary (aligned to the right) layout.
Script fonts work beautifully in wedding stationery (we feel they capture the old fashioned idea of hand written letters) but contemporary fonts can also look lovely too. Why not try mixing a contemporary, harder font with a script font?
When thinking about your wedding invitation wording you might want to think about the following:
- Who the invitations are coming from?
- Name of the Bride (including middle names?)
- Name of the Groom (including middle names & surname?)
- Location of the wedding ceremony
- Date of the wedding
- Time of the wedding
- Location of the reception (if different from the ceremony)
- RSVP return date, name & address
- A request for information on any special dietary requirements
(If you’re having a separate evening reception the wording will probably included a lot of the same details as your day invitations. Make sure you clearly state that your guests are being invited to an evening reception though!)
Here are a few examples:
Formal, Parents hosting, day invitation:
To encourage your guests to respond to your invitation quickly, why not send RSVP cards with your invitations? RSVP cards are also useful for collecting other information from your guests. You can leave a space for them to let you know about special dietary requirements or menu choices (if you’re providing this option in advance.)
If you are sending RSVP cards separately you can always include a lovely, personal quote on the opposite side of your invitation.
Formal, Bride & Groom hosting, evening invitation (with RSVP information):
If you’re looking for a more informal or quirky invitation then we can work our magic for you! Wedding invitations should reflect you as a couple – don’t feel you have to have a formal invitation if it doesn’t fit with your personalities!
A final tip:
Another question we’re often asked is how to politely let your guests know that their children are not invited! This is always a bit of a delicate issue – you don’t want to offend your guests! Here are a few suggestions:
- We’ve chosen for our wedding day to be adults only. We hope that you’ll take this as a chance to relax & enjoy the day!
- Although we could like to include children in our day, we’re only able to accommodate the children of our close family.
- Respectfully, we’re unable to include children in our celebrations.