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Wedding Invitation Wording

By Ashlea

Wedding Invitation wording can be so daunting. What do you include? How do you say it? We have all the answers right here!

Wedding Invitations Wording

1. WHO IS HOSTING?

The invitation traditionally begins with an introduction indicating who is hosting the wedding. Which may be the brides parents, grooms parents, a combination of the bride and groom and their families or the couple themselves.

Formal:

Request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter

Non-Tradtional:

Request the pleasure of your company

One set of parents:

Mr. and Mrs. James Ford
Request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter

 

Both sets of parents:

Mr. and Mrs. James Ford
along with Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bradbury
Cordially invite you to attend the marriage of their children

Divorced Parents:

Ms. Taylor Ford Guessler
Mr. James Ford
Request the presence at the marriage of their daughter

 

Couple + Family/ Bride + Groom:

Together With Their Families

Anna and Alexander
invite you to share with them
in the joy of their wedding

Anna and Alexander
Request the pleasure of your company

2. BRIDE AND GROOMS NAMES

The Bride and Grooms name will appear after the introduction and is usually larger in type. There are several ways to write out your names. If it’s a formal invitation and/or both set of parents are hosting, then the Bride and Groom with have their first and middle names with no last name. If the couple is hosting, then both first and last names are used – middle name is totally optional.

3. THE DETAILS

The month, day, year and time are all included in the details as well as the location. Traditionally, everything from the month to the time is spelled out.

Saturday, August Eighth, Two Thousand Fifteen
Six O’Clock in the Evening

Belhurst Castle
4069 W Lake Rd – Geneva, New York

4. RECEPTION INFORMATION

The last line of the wedding invitations indicates what is to follow the ceremony. To keep things short and sweet, couples tend to add “Dinner and Dancing to follow”. If the reception is at a different place, a small or large enclosure is used for all of the additional information.

 

Be sure to keep a look out for upcoming posts on Response Card wording!

Coral + Peach + Dusty Blue Wedding Inspiration

By Ashlea

We love any color combination that includes soft romantic colors! And this Coral + Peach + Dusty Blue color palette is to die for! The coral gives this rustic palette a punch of bold color while remaining refined and elegant. The possibilities are endless when you have two gorgeous shades of pink and a neutral blue-gray color!

Coral, Peach, and Dusty Blue Wedding Inspiration

Complete the look with our Simple Elegance wedding invitations! These minimalist wedding invitations feature a decorative font to highlight the couple’s names, while a delicate script accenting the other key points of your big day. Shown in black ink and a brick pattern envelope liner in coral, these simple wedding invitations will surely make a statement!

simple and elegant coral wedding invitations with brick pattern

Find out more about our Simple Elegance wedding invitations on our main page, Shine Wedding Invitations. Browse our blog for more simple wedding invitations or visit our Pinterest page for photo credit and for more coral + peach + dusty blue wedding inspiration!

Photo Credit: Bridal Party: Lora Grady Photography + Alyssia B Photography via Ruffled | Flowers: Lora Grady Photography + Alyssia B Photography via Ruffled | Ring Box: Coco Tran | Wedding Stationery: Shine Wedding Invitations | Bridesmaid: | Boutonnieres: Coco Tran | Cake: Lora Grady Photography + Alyssia B Photography via Ruffled |

Simple and Rustic Day-of Wedding Accessories

By Ashlea

Rustic + Simple. The result of these two words are just wonderful. If you are planning a rustic barn wedding and want to keep everything cohesive look no further than our matching day-of accessories! Adding on stationery items such as a menu and ceremony program will keep your wedding flawless! Plus, our Rustic Simplicity design is the perfect way to brand yourself as a couple with an adorable initial monogram!

Rustic and simple day of accessories

We recommend ordering day-of accessories about a month prior to your wedding date, this assumes proof approval is within 2 business days, standard printing & shipping within the US. International delivery available.

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To get started on your order click here or continue perusing our blog for more wedding invitation ideas! Additional information about sizing and pricing will also be found on our Rustic Simplicity page, on our website, Shine Wedding Invitations.

What’s in a Wedding Invitation?

By Ashlea

The hardest part of wedding invitations, once you found the perfect design, is what pieces to the invitation you need to include. There are several options to choose from, depending on how traditional or non-traditional you want to go. Here at Shine Wedding Invitations, we offer all of our pieces a la carte letting you completely customize your wedding stationery suite!

Elegant mint wedding invitations

Paper

We have three options for paper, all of which are professionally printed using a high quality commercial press that results in bold saturated colors and rich text.

Our most popular choice for paper is our Signature Shimmer. It is a 137lb heavyweight card stock with a white base and a subtle shimmer finish – it truly is very elegant. Our Signature Shimmer also comes in Ivory, upon request, and has the same subtle shimmer finish but with a gorgeous ivory tone.

We also offer our Luxe Matte paper. It is 130lb upscale heavyweight card stock with a lush, matte, uncoated finish.

Invitation

The invitation is the main part of the wedding stationery suite and is printed on your choice of signature shimmer or luxe matte paper. The invitation includes the wording to your ceremony – time, date, location, etc. Wording is fully customizable based on your preference!

Simple and Elegant Wedding Invitation

Response Cards 

Traditionally, the response card is the card in which the guest fills out and mails back letting you know if they can make it or not. This usually includes their meal of choice (if you are having a sit down dinner) and how many guests (if any) they are bringing. You can also get creative with this as to the wording you choose for Accepts and Regrets, but we will touch more on that later!

Elegant RSVP card

Many couples are choosing to use this card without an envelope and having the guests RSVP through their website which they add to the response cards.

 

Small Enclosure 

Our small enclosure is recommended as a reception card if your reception is at a different venue than the ceremony. The venue names, address, and starting time will go onto this piece. The small enclosure is best used for any small amount of information that is traditionally not on the main wedding invitation.

Reception Card with gorgeous script font

There are several other options to use a small enclosure card:

– Reception Card

– Registry Information

– Wishing Well

– Wedding Website Information

– Morning After Brunch

– Rehearsal Dinner

– Day After Plans

The possibilities are endless and wording is fully customizable!

Large Enclosure

Our large enclosures are recommended for anything that will have a detailed amount of information, such as accommodations, travel, additional information, or directions.

Accommodations, Travel, Directions card

Our large enclosures can also be used for any of information for the small enclosure above if you have a decent amount of information.

Envelopes

Our invitations comes standard with our A7 white signature shimmer or luxe matte envelopes. We also offer inner(A7)/outer(A8) envelopes as well. For inner and outer envelopes, the invitation is stuffed in the inner envelope with an informal mention of exactly who is invited while the outer A8 envelope is reserved for the guests formal name and address. Using outer envelopes is the most traditional form; however, most couples are opting out and just using standard A7 envelopes.

Guest Addressing and Return Addressing 

We offer guest addressing and return addressing for each of our invitation and response envelopes. Just provide us with your guests names and addresses and we will do all the work for you! However, if guest addressing isn’t in your budget, any ball point pen will work as well as any permanent marker style art pen. We recommend practicing with any pen before addressing any envelopes, just to make sure it is what you are looking for.

Guest Addressing and Return Addressing on A7 Standard Envelopes

For guest addressing, the names and addresses will be printed on the front with fonts to match your suite, in black ink. Return addressing is printed on the back flap of the envelopes in fonts to match your design as well. Our response card envelopes are standard A1 and we offer return addressing as well, which is printed on the front of the envelope.

Response card envelope A1

Envelope Liners 

If you are looking for a pop of color, we recommend our DIY envelope liners. They come fully customizable in any color combination or pattern in our Shine color chart! Our envelope liners come with tape strips and instructions and are easy to assemble! It is a great way to add a bit of whimsy or sophistication to your wedding invitation suite.

Mint scalloped envelope liner

Wrappers

Belly Band Wrapper

Also known as belly bands, wrappers are another way to add a pop of color to your invitation suite. They are also a great way to keep all of the components of the suite together while adding a nice touch with either your monogram, wedding date, names, or just a pop of color! Our wrappers are also DIY and come with glue dots and instructions for easy assembly.

1940s elegant mint wedding invitations with scallops

Remember that all of these pieces in the wedding stationery suite are a la carte and completely wording and color customizable. If you are ready to place an order or would like to know prices, head over to our website, Shine Wedding Invitations and get started!

If you have any additional questions please feel free to leave a comment below or email us at hello@shineweddinginvitations.com!

what's in a wedding invitation?