You may be thinking the first exciting experience for your guest will be the moment you walk down the aisle in your custom wedding dress, but the excitement often starts with the invitation. From your save the dates to your thank you notes, your wedding stationary says a lot more about you and your wedding than you may realise. Your wedding invitation (or save the date) is one of the first impressions you will make on your guests. It’s a chance to set the scene for your wedding and give cues to your overall theme.
The Date and Time
The correct way to write the date and time on a wedding invitation is as follows:
Friday, twenty fifth of September
Two thousand twenty
at four o’clock in the afternoon
For a venue or church address:
St Xavier’s Church
49 Brighton Ave.
Preston Peak Wines
430 Preston Boundary Rd.
For a private residence:
at the residence of
Mr. and Mrs. Blake Daniels
237 Vent Street
If your reception location is different to your ceremony location:
immediately following the ceremony
Brisbane Boat Club
1 MacArthur Parade
Addressing an envelope
Inviting a family:
The Jones Family
Inviting a married couple:
Mr. and Mrs. Tim Jones
Mr. Tim Jones
Ms. Emma Smith
Couples who aren’t married, but living together:
Mr. Tim Jones & Ms. Emma Smith
It has become more common to create a website that provides any additional information, however if you wish to continue with a formal and traditional approach including a separate card for the following is recommended:
- An RSVP card that includes a return stamp/return envelope.
- Information regarding your registry or wishing well.
- Information on suggested accommodation close to your reception venue.
- Any necessary information for parents who are bringing children.
Lastly, whilst the design of your invitations can be elaborate it is always best to keep the information you are conveying to your guests simple and concise.