Post # 1
Seriously I have been dreading this moment for…ummm…a year.
I’m about to start compiling our guest list with all their information but in formal fashion. We basically have to have it all written out exactly how we want it printed by the calligrapher. I think I have an etiquette book somewhere that I might reference. I don’t think I can sit by my computer all day looking each one up.
Goodness I really am dreading this!!!! Any tips from bees who’ve gotten this part done? Is it hopefully not as bad as I am imagining?
Post # 3
This might need to be flagged to be moved…I wasn’t sure where to post it 🙁 See my brain already has shut down!
Post # 4
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I used the Crane and Co. guide on their website as my go-to. I didn’t need too much additional help. I did mine in a spreadsheet with a columns for formal salutation (Mr. and Mrs. Steven Smith), street address, city, state, and zipcode. I spelled everything out that should be as I made the list. If you do inner envelopes, you’ll also need a column for the salutation on that envelope.
Post # 5
I haven’t had to do this (and my invitations won’t be written out formally) but I would divide it up. Start with marrieds. This shouldn’t be too difficult once you know the form for Mr. and Mrs. SameLastName. Then your single friends without guests. Single friends with guests. Couples with children, etc. Just do one of each “typle” then you don’t have to keep looking it up and can use your prior ones to keep the form the same. Hope that helps!
Post # 6
The only thing I can think of right now is that things like Street and Road should be spelled out. Traditional etiquette says that the state should be spelled out as well but the computers for the post office don’t really like that.
Also, try to find something not too scripty so that there aren’t problems with the readers.
Post # 7
Here’s etiquette help on Martha Stewart Weddings. I copied the link from the relevant page, and you can just keep going from there. This is the link I always give my brides when they have questions. 🙂
Post # 8
Ahh thank you all…you’re life savers. I still don’t want to do it ;p