So, entirely traditional wording on the invites? Sorry, but not going to cut it. Plus, since we’re paying for the wedding ourselves, listing our parents’ names just didn’t seem appropriate.
But, on the other hand, we are hosting a formal wedding with plenty of classic, traditional touches, and I didn’t want to get too artsy with the language. After all, I want our guests to have an accurate feel ahead of time for our wedding’s style.
The solution? Inspired by the wonderfully creative Born to Be Mrs. Beever, I put together the following message, which we then printed onto the DIY Brides invites we picked up at Michael’s.
BECAUSE YOU HAVE SHARED OUR LIVES
THROUGH YOUR FRIENDSHIP AND LOVE, WE
My Full Name
His Full Name
REQUEST THE HONOR OF YOUR PRESENCE
AT OUR WEDDING CELEBRATION
FRIDAY, THE FOURTH OF JUNE
TWO THOUSAND AND TEN
HALF PAST THREE O’CLOCK
RECEPTION IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING
While the opening recognizes guests’ significance in our lives, the information that follows still maintains a simple, traditional tone. I’m also glad we chose to list our website on the card, since the site contains many more important details.
What do you think? How did you choose to word your invitations, and what was the inspiration behind the language you picked?
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