Post # 1
my wedding isnt until april, but i am just too excited. i am getting started on my wedding invitations now – would you mind looking them over to proof read them? if there’s a better wording for them, i’d love to hear your suggestions as well! It will be in a font that is in all caps! So the upper/lower casing of letters is no biggie. my ceremony is from 5-5:30 and my reception starts at 6:30. wasnt sure how to say that in the card.. i said “shortly following”??
Together with their families
Sugar Cube Fiance
the pleasure of your company
on their wedding day
Saturday the twenty-sixth of april
two thousand and fourteen
Six o’clock in the afternoon
Reception to follow
Please join us shortly following the ceremony for dinner, dancing, and festivities at the LOCATION in CITY, Connecticut.
A block of rooms has been set aside for guests who would like to stay overnight. Book by March 10th and reference the SUGAR wedding for special rates.
Please visit our wedding website for additional event information.
Kindly reply by March 10th
__ Seats have been reserved in your honor
__ Happily Accepts
__ Sadly Declines
Please Initial Entree Choice:
__ (Cow) __(Fish) ___(Veg)
Post # 3
@sugarcube: I think everything looks fine 🙂
Post # 4
@sugarcube: another word for cow maybe?
instead of shortly, state Please join us 6:30pm for dinner dancing, etc
I personally prefer to type out the date Aril 26th 2014
Post # 5
@anna.mariebrickhousetobe: Oops, the animals like (cow) in the brackets will actually be silhouettes of the animals. Should have mentioned it! Thanks for your suggestions, I edited my word doc 🙂
Post # 6
I’d say six o’clock in the evening, not afternoon
Post # 7
two thousand fourteen (delete “and”)
delete “kindly reply by” because it becomes redundant with the preceding RSVP. You can either say RSVP by March … OR delete “RSVP” and leave the rest as is.
Post # 8
Did you mean 5:00? I think you’ve got a typo.
Post # 9
- Delete the ampersand (&) and use the actual word “and”
- “Joyfully request” should not be capitalized, and should be on the same line as “the pleasure of your company”
- Instead of “on their wedding day”, what about “at their marriage”?
- “Saturday the twenty-sixth of april” should read “Saturday, the twenty-sixth of April”
- “Six o’clock in the afternoon” – Six isn’t capitalized. Should read “at six o’clock”. “in the afternoon” isn’t necessary, and I think technically six is “evening” not “afternoon” for invitation purposes.
- “Connecticut”, not “CT”. No abbrevations!
Wedding Invitation Etiquette: A Line By Line Guide
(Sorry, just realized your font is all-caps anyway so some of this tips aren’t going to be helpful)