Wedding Invitations

Wedding Invitations

Wedding Invitations

Wedding planning can be daunting with much focus placed on the small details. The design process starts with the invitations where the font, colours, RSVP dates, layout and wording are chosen. Invitations set the tone for the wedding giving guests their first glimpse of the colours and theme of the day.

Here is a guide and some tips for your invitations.

Formal or informal: This is mainly the wording and layout, for example words like ‘request the pleasure of the company of’ and ‘cordially invite’ are more formal where as ‘would like you to join them’ are less formal. It’s about personal preference.

For example, a formal layout would be

Mr & Mrs K J Chittock

request the pleasure of the company of

Miss E Stovell

to celebrate the marriage of their daughter

Sophie Victoria


Mr Marc Aaron Prescott

on Thursday 12th April 2012, 12 noon at

St Michaels & All Angels Church, Occold, Suffolk, IP23 7PD

followed by a reception and evening celebration

at Woodhall Manor, Sutton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 3EG

RSVP by 12th February 2012

 An informal layout could be…

Richard &Pauline Cooper

would like

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

to join them to celebrate the marriage of their daughter

Sarah – Louise


Carl Anthony Michael Sturman

at St. Mary’s Church, Attleborough, NR17 2AH

on Saturday 27th July 2013 at 1pm

and afterwards at Barnham Broom Hotel, Golf &Spa,

Norwich, NR9 4DD

 Hosting: Are the bride’s parents hosting or the bridal couple? Many couples are choosing to host themselves giving a less formal tone.

An example of how could word your invitation if you decide to host is…

Marcus& Lucy

request the company of

Ashley, Leanne & Zara

to celebrate their marriage at Wherstead Park,

The Street, Wherstead, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 2BJ

on Friday 18th April 2014 at 2pm

followed by a reception and evening celebration


By 20th December 2013


RSVP date and address: Who is collating the RSVP’s when they come in? The date chosen should allow enough time to get all responses in before your venue need final numbers. I suggest allowing an extra 3-4 weeks to chase stragglers.

Menu choices: Some venues allow a choice, if so send this information with your invitations and ask guests to choose their preferred option when they RSVP.

Guest poem or gift list information: Are you having a gift list with a store or are you asking for money? If it’s the latter a nice poem is always well received and there are many different ones to be found on the internet.

One of our favourites is…..

Dear Guests

We haven’t got a wedding list

The reasons we’ll explain

It’s to save you all the hassle

As shopping is a pain

We’ve lived together quite a while

And all the bills are paid

We’ve got our pots and pans

Our plans have all been made

We know it’s not traditional

It’s not the way it’s done

But instead of a wedding list

We’d like a bit of sun

So if you’d like to give a gift

To help us celebrate

Some money for a honeymoon

We would appreciate

 Further info: for example directions or a map, local accommodation, local taxis and parking.

Etiquette wise, invitations are sent 3-5 months before the big day.

Angelic Weddings offers a complete Invitation guide to all their customers.

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Happy planning

Catherine xx

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