Wedding & Function
Wedding & Function

Invitations

Writing Invitations

The wedding invitation is the first chance for you to let guests know the theme and style of your wedding. It should reflect the colour scheme and d├ęcor of the wedding ceremony and reception. Make sure to factor in postage costs into your wedding stationary budget.

Composing your wedding invitation

Wording is an important part of the wedding invitation, and set the mood for a more formal or relaxed ceremony. Certain rules of etiquette should be observed when composing your invitations for a formal occasion:

Write out names in full, including middle names. Omit a middle name if necessary, rather than using an initial. Make sure to use the British spelling for "honour" and "favour", unless you prefer to use the American spelling of these words. Often word processors default to American spelling.Spell out all words, including the hour, the date and the year. Spell out all words in the address, including Street, Road and Avenue. The two exceptions to this rule in an address are Saint (St.) and Mount (Mt.)Use Roman numerals in names, rather than "the third" or "3rd."

For ceremonies taking place in a house of worship, use "request the honour of your presence." Ceremonies taking place in a non-religious setting should say, "request the pleasure of your company."