Post # 1
We are planning an October backyard barbecue wedding and will be using the Shining Night design from Printable Press. My dilemma is in the wording. It’s easiest to describe our setup as that we are "having a big party and will get married sometime in the middle of it." It’ll be a very casual affair with the emphasis on fun. Traditional invitation wording doesn’t quite fit!
Do you guys have any suggestions?
Post # 3
Wow, i think were theme twins!
I’ve only been planning mine for 13 days, i did send a save the date e-mail to a few close friends and i’m trying to keep it light hearted. heres what i sent them (the convention is an event we all work for every year)
"I know, you’re all like “Look at Sansserif sending mass e-mails out to people. What up with that?” you look at the mailing list… “Ugh… It must be convention related…” No, It’s not about the convention. I’m not even using the right E-mail for that. “Well,” you think, “The title is up-beat. Maybe it’s a party or something!”
Hells yes it’s a Party!
A BBQ to be precise.
And there’s a theme!
“Ooh, I’d better get sewing…”
Now hang on I haven’t even told you what it is yet!
“Okay, go on.”
Fiance and I have decided that 6 years is long enough and this summer, the last weekend of August, We will finally be getting married!
“So… what’s the theme?”
“Oh I get it! Awesome!”
The wedding will be a casual outdoor Southern style BBQ at my dads house (most likely) . It will be the last weekend of august either the 29th or the 30th (We are leaning towards the 30th) but we’ve only been planning this thing for 6 days.
So consider this your early “Save the date” (I know how far in advance you guys like to plan things!) And if you could all send me your fer reals mailing addresses I will have shiny (or matte) paper things to send you eventually.
Oh and feel free to bug me about anything, questions, comments, advise, “Sansserif shut the hell up already we know you can’t decide what shoes to wear” I’m terribly excited, and my LJ will be reflecting this…
Thanks so much!
And much love to you all!"
This isnt approprate for everyone i know but i had fun writing it and wanted to share. it also got across at least o my friends how fun and laid back i expected my wedding to be.
for my "for real" invites i’m still planning on a super casual "Its a party! (with a wedding)" feel and i thnk the fact that they’ll be getting invitations wiht RSVP info will make it feel Wedding-ish enough.
Post # 4
There are SO many resources for invitation wording for fun, casual wedding! (Make sure you let your guessts know it will be outdoors so they can plan accordingly.
Here are a few to get you started:
- LCI Paper
- Verse it (There are something like 14 pages, so make sure you browse through!)
- Verse It (BBQ and picnic invite wordings)
- This Young House (scroll down to see invte wording)
- Offbeat Bride
Hope that helps!
Post # 5
Thanks for the suggestions!
What do you think about this?
it’s a party!
(with a wedding)
request the pleasure of your company
for an evening of barbecue, dancing and “i do”
saturday the seventeenth of october
two thousand nine
beginning with cocktails at five o’clock
at the home of the parents of the bride
casual attire encouraged
Post # 6
kylydia – I love that! Especially the "I do" part. I think it will be fantastic.
Post # 7
- Wedding: July 2021 - Outdoor ceremony, banquet hall reception
What cute wording! Love it! 🙂
Post # 8
Thanks, guys! I am SO pleased with the way the invitations turned out from Printable Press. I cannot say enough good things about this vendor!