Wording Your Wedding Invitations

The traditional wedding invitation etiquette

  • On formal wedding invitations names are written/printed in full, including middle names.
  • Words are usually spelled out including the hour, the date and the year and titles are also used.
  • Words are spelled out in the address, including Street, Road and Avenue.
  • Two exceptions to this rule in an address are Saint (St.) and Mount (Mt.))
  • Line breaks are used instead of commas
  • Instructions for gift registries are not included in a formal wedding invitation.
  • An option to spread the word about gift information is to have your family and friends tell people.
  • Know the correct spelling of all your details before you give to your supplier.
  • When you get your proofs, proofread your wedding invitations carefully and get other people to also check again.
  • Order extra envelopes in case of spelling mistakes or errors.
  • Include your return address on the envelopes.

With so many diverse family relationships these days there really should be no hard and fast rules about your wording. If you choose to be a bit more creative or personal with your wording we will be able to help you work out the appropriate wording for any situation. View a selction of our Wording&Font-Options

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