- Little Lulu
- 8 years ago
I’m working on the wording for my invitations now and I’m having a terrible time.
Our wedding is at a children’s museum. We’re getting married in front of a carousel, so I’m incorporating some carnival elements into our wedding.
Our invitations will have a “poster” piece (it will still be standard invitation size) that will look like a carnival poster with our names, the date and a carousel graphic. The second piece will be the more standard invitation. Our directions/accommodations cards will be shaped like tickets and our RSVP card will be a postcard.
It’s a fairly non-traditional wedding, but there is some formality to it (fancy served dinner, floral centerpieces, chivari chairs). With that in mind I have no clue what direction I should go in for the wording.
We’ll probably go the “together with their families” route. I don’t know if requesting “the honor of your presence” is too formal, but “the pleasure of your company” isn’t my favorite.
Anyone have any fun suggestions?
Also, since the reception is in the same place and immediatly following the ceremony do I need to include “reception to follow” or something along those lines?
I’ve seen a few carnival invitations where they didn’t write the date out. They just did September 18th, 2010 in cool carnival fonts. Any opinions on that? If that’s the case would I still write the time out?
Finally, does anyone have any clever wording ideas for the RSVP that wouldn’t totally confuse people?
Thanks for your help!!