Post # 1
So we have to have the final wording (supposed to be by the end of the night but it’s been a busy day) asap and I don’t know how to word it.
Our invites will basically be one sided the size of a post card. They are pretty design and all but not much space to work with which is just fine.
We are putting our names and the date in big writing on the top. Now the question is how to word the rest. We need to include RSVP by email or phone (with the email and phone number) and we need to include that it will be casual attire and all.
Of course with the address and time. So (using false info here) it will say something like
Britany & Steven request your presence on March 26th 2013 for their wedding (please help with this wording as well)
And down below in smaller font maybe:
The wedding will be held at 1234 first street Clearwater Florida 56789 at 3pm. Please RSVP by March first by phone (555)555-5555 or email at [email protected]. Casual attire.
Obviously needs help. I’m super late at getting the invitations out so any help would be greatly appreciated!
Post # 3
@kris325: Your two paragraphs are in three conflicting styles: this one
Britany & Steven request your presence on March 26th 2013 for their wedding
is in the formal third-person wording that traditionally indicates a formal party, and this one
The wedding will be held at 1234 first street Clearwater Florida 56789 at 3pm. Please RSVP by March first by phone (555)555-5555 or email at [email protected].
is in the natural sentence-structure that is proper for wording an informal or casual invitation — and it reads well and naturally, and is in good taste. This “sentence”:
is in choppy businesslike bullet-point but combines “casual” with the rather pompous formal two-dollar word “attire”.
Let’s get it all into the same style! You’ve got your names and dates at the top of the card, so you don’t need to repeat them at the top. So start with the request, using natural sentences and word-choice — it runs quite naturally into your second paragraph. Something like:
Please join us for our wedding, at 1234 first street Clearwater Florida 56789 at 3pm. The party will be casual. Please reply to say whether you can come, by phone (555)555-5555 or email at [email protected].
Britany & Steven
It’s nice if you can use a hand-writing font, and a glyph of your actual signature at the end.
Post # 4
@aspasia475: That’s wonderful thank you! I’ll send the paragraph over to the printers right now. Thank you so much!
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
I would say:
Britany & Steven are getting married!
March 26th, 2013
3:00 in the afternoon
Venue Location Name
1234 first street
Please RSVP by March 1 e (555)555-5555 or email [email protected]
[no neeed for zip code]