Post # 1
I have just started looking into invitations, and found myself running into an unexpected issue. Many of the designs I’ve found begin with “Together with their families, [bride] and [groom] invite you…” or “we invite you to celebrate the wedding of [bride] and [groom].”
Because my parents are hosting, they would like the invitations to include the more formal “Mr. and Mrs. [blank] request the honor of your presense at the marriage of their daugther [bride] to [groom].” I never expected it to be so difficult to find an invitation I liked that included this format. Sure, you can edit the wording of the other ones, but there’s not enough space to add everything I want since it’s not part of the original template.
Brides who used the formal wording of your parents, where did you find your invites?
Post # 2
sept2017 : Try etsy shops and either print through the store or edit the wording and print using staples or some other company.
Post # 3
I used Wedding Paper Divas. They have lots of samples and options for your own wording.
Post # 4
sept2017 : Shine Wedding Invitations. They allow you to customize the wording and you work one on one with a designer. They also send you proofs of your invitations before printing. The customer service was amazing and worth the price! Love how mine turned out!
Post # 5
Most Invites you see online are just examples of wording. They will let you customize when you purchase.
Post # 6
As PP’s mentioned, sites like Minted, Wedding Paper Divas, Shine, Basic Invite etc. have customization tools so you can tweak wording for any design that catches your eye. I used Basic Invite for my Save-The-Date Cards and Minted for my invitations, and will attest to the quality of both.
If you are looking for examples of wording… https://www.minted.com/wedding-ideas/wedding-invitation-wording#section_3
Post # 7
Paperless Post has a lot of formal invitations
Post # 8
Thanks everyone. I’ll check out some of the other sites you all mentioned. I had been using Wedding Paper Divas, and I guess the one thing that has been frustrating me is that I can’t filter for the specific layout for the bride’s parents hosting. I’ve tried to replace the “together with their families” in other templates, but it never fits in the amount of space alloted. I do get the popup message that I can leave a note for the designers and they’ll customize it manually, but I had been hoping to see the customized version before committing to order from them.
Post # 9
andielle : Wow, love the elegant designs on Shine. Thanks! I hadn’t heard of them before.
Post # 10
sept2017 : i used minted, but weddingpaperdivas should be pretty much the same: i had a space fit issue with my name. you won’t be able to fit what you want in the WYSIWYG editor, but that’s not your actual proof! fit what you can, and then you leave a note in the customization box and an actual graphic designer will go in and change the layout for you – they’ll move elements down and make space where needed for what you need. you’ll then get a proof back of what your invite looks like, and you can continue to request changes from there.
so if you see a together with your families design you love, don’t be deterred – it’s likely it can be altered to fit the formal hosting line you’d like.
Post # 11
catskillsinjune : Great to know, thanks so much!
Post # 12
Check out Chantal Claire Collections for invitations. You can choose your own wording and they’ll change the color of any of the designs to match your wedding colors.
Post # 13
I used vista print and you are able to edit the wording, add extra lines, remove lines, change the font, font size, its very customizeable.
I’d check with the knot on the wording if you want it ‘proper’, they are very good with that kind of stuff.
Post # 14