Friday, 8 February 2013

Wedding invitation wording ideas

The Leaf Press is happy to help customers who require advice with wording their wedding invitations. I thought it would be useful to compile this information in a guide which I hope a wider audience will find useful.

The guide is in three parts:
  1. An illustrated example of a wedding invitation layout
  2. Who should wedding invitations be sent from and how are they worded?
  3. How do you include the guests' names on your wedding invitations?
Part 1: An illustrated example of a wedding invitation layout

So you've chosen the design for your wedding invitations, sorted out the colour scheme and have a list of who to invite. All that's left to do now is decide on the wording to use on your invitations. This guide is intended to give you lots of ideas for wording and layout to assist you with writing the text for your invites.

The picture below shows a typical layout for wedding invitation wording. Note the following:
  • The bride and groom's names are emphasised - this can be done by using a different font, capital letters, a different colour or a larger font.
  • In this example the main text is centre aligned with the RSVP information left aligned. Depending on the design, you may wish to use different alignment. For example, with The Leaf Press's dandelion wedding invitations, the design is on the left hand side so the wording is most effectively displayed with right alignment.
  • The RSVP address is in smaller writing and separated from the main text.
  • This layout could also be used for an evening invitation. The venue location would replace the church location, the time would change and the the text from 'and afterwards at ...' onward would be removed.
Please click on the picture to view it in a larger size:

This example uses open punctuation, which minimises use of punctuation marks. Open punctuation is regarded as easier to read. Full punctuation - commas/full stops at the end of sentences and in names, addresses etc - is less commonly used. Whichever style of punctuation you use, the most important thing is that you are consistent and use the same style throughout.

Next week parts 2 and 3 of the wedding invitation wording ideas guide will be published, so please visit the blog again.

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