Common Wedding Invitation Wording Mistakes Part 3

Grammar:
Remember that pronouns should be consistent throughout the invitation.  If you are using first person pronouns (I, we, us, our and me) use them everywhere.  If using third person pronouns (them, they, their) use them everywhere.  It is bad etiquette to mix first and third person pronouns.  Do not use punctuation, such as commas and periods, at the end of a line in your invitation wording.

And vs. To:
When both the bride and groom’s parents are issuing the invitation, the word between the bride and groom’s names should be “and.”
Example:

Mr. and Mrs. John Smith
and
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Johnson
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their children
Anne Marie
and
Robert David

When just one set of parents are issuing the invitation, the word between the bride and groom’s names should be “to.”
Example:

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Jones
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Jessica Anne
to
Mr. Peter Allen Lee

Respond Date:
The respond date should be two to four weeks before the wedding date.  This gives you enough time to count the number of people coming and allows you to plan accordingly.  The respond date should always be before the wedding date.  You would be surprised how many people get these two dates switched.  Be sure to check the dates before submitting the invitation order.

Consistency:
Keep the ink color consistent.  If you decide to use blue pearl ink on the invitations then use blue pearl ink on everything.  It looks better if all the ink colors match.  Use the same typestyle on the invitations and accessory cards.  If you use different typestyles it will look mismatched.  Use the accessory cards that match your invitations.  It makes a nice presentation to your guests if everything is consistent and matches.

Additional Tips:
Make sure you have filled out all the necessary information for every item.  Proof read the order before you submit it.  Make sure to order enough; it is much cheaper to order a few extra initially than it is to order a few extra later.  If your wedding date is more than six months away, consider sending a Save The Date Card six to twelve months before the wedding.  Then send your invitations four to six weeks before the wedding.


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