Post # 1
I’m *so* nervous about DIY inviations…
This is the actual invite wording, different names and places, just for privacy. 😉 If you see anything that seem off, please let me know… Spacing is wonky here, and the invite is centered. (invites are not in bold)
Mrs Wendy Smith
Mr. Michael Green
request the honour of your presence at the marriage of their daughter
Rebecca Nicole Green
Charles Robert Austin Kerr
son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald & Nancy Kerr
on Saturday, the ninth of July
two thousand and eleven
at two o’clock in the afternoon
Saint Anthony’s Church
155 Church Avenue, Mytown, New Brunsick
Reception to follow
at six o’clock
1015 Bridge Street, Mytown, New Brunswick
Reply card enclosed
I have our names in Edwardian Script ITC, 20 point, the rest in in Century Gothic, 12 point. I don’t know if I should do standard black or try to find a silvery colour that will show up. The spaces are only before my name and after his, plus two spaces before reception info. Space after the line for the reply card.
My parents are divorced, which is why the bride’s parents’ names are on different lines and not together.
Post # 4
Thank you, I am so nervous. I think I may be more worried about fonts and colours now that I have read the wording a million times!
Post # 5
I caught a few things that you may want to fix!
First, there should be a period after the Mrs in your mom’s name. Also, I know you mentioned that your parents are divorced, but I feel as though there should still be an & or “and” between their names.
Second, you wrote “son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald & Nancy Kerr.” Etiquette wise, you’re not supposed to separate the man’s first name from his last name(I think it’s a dumb rule). So, your options would be either “Mrs. and Mr. Ronald Kerr” OR “Mrs. Nancy & Mr. Ronald Kerr.” I personally prefer the second because you still get to use the woman’s first name 🙂
Good luck with printing!
Post # 6
Oh no! I printed them and didn’t catch how I missed the period after mom’s Mrs. I had so many people proofread them and we all missed it. I may try to add one with a black sharpie, but worry that it will ruin them.
I considered changing the wording for my FIL’s names and decided to keep it. Too late now, anyway.
I knew I should have waited until the weekend! I got too excited once I got the font figured out.
Post # 7
Oh, about the and after my parents names, I researched and researched and all of the etiquette sites told me not to join them by an “and” and not to put them on the same line.