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Wedding Invitations: Writing From the Heart 101

Wedding Invitations: Writing From the Heart 101

Let’s face it, we didn’t all get “A’s” in our English class, and we all were not able to stand in front of a class

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Real Wedding Inspiration: Wax-Sealed Escort Cards

Real Wedding Inspiration: Wax-Sealed Escort Cards

These great escort cards are from the wedding of our own Assistant Managing Editor, Ellie. With help from two fabulous bridesmaids, she was able to

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Wedding Invitation Etiquette

Wedding Invitation Etiquette

Stuffing: If you've gone the traditional route and you have your invitation, an inner envelope, your response card, your reception card and perhaps other enclosures,

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Reception-Only Invitation Wording

Reception-Only Invitation Wording

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Manosrequest the pleasure of your companyat a receptionin honour ofMr. and Mrs. John PaulSaturday, the twenty-second of Septembertwo-thousand oneat six o'clockRed

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Response-Card Wording

Response-Card Wording

M_______________________         accepts_________________         regrets__________________ The favour of your reply is requested by April 8  

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Traditional Wording: Bride and Groom Host (Informal)

Traditional Wording: Bride and Groom Host (Informal)

Marisa Fontana and Michael Cappiello invite you to attend their marriage on Saturday, the fourteenth of April two thousand and one at half after two o'clock Our Lady of the Lakes New Milford,

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Wording for Second Weddings: The Bride and Groom Host

Wording for Second Weddings: The Bride and Groom Host

The honour of your presence is requested at the marriage of Gloria Zhao Carter and Alan Liang Shen Saturday, the seventh of July two thousand and one at four o'clock at the residence

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Wording for Second Weddings: The Bride's Parents Host

Wording for Second Weddings: The Bride's Parents Host

Doctor and Mrs. Daniel Zhao request the honour of your presence at the marriage of their daughter Gloria Zhao Carter to Alan Liang Shen Saturday, the seventh of July two

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What's the Proper Way to Decline a Wedding Invitation

What's the Proper Way to Decline a Wedding Invitation

Dear Tania and Joey,We are so excited to hear about your upcoming wedding. Thank you both so much for including us in your event. Unfortunately,

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You've been invited to a wedding

You've been invited to a wedding

That thick envelope just arrived in the mail. You've been invited to a wedding. Now what? You're probably very happy to have received

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An Invitation to attend your old sweetheart's Wedding

An Invitation to attend your old sweetheart's Wedding

An invitation to your old flame's wedding just arrived. There's a slight pang. Memories of your relationship come flooding back and you spend a few

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A Guide to Invitation Wording: Envelopes

A Guide to Invitation Wording: Envelopes

Show your guests the high esteem in which you hold them by addressing their invitations appropriately. Select from the menu below to see the recommended

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African-American Wedding Style: Invitations

African-American Wedding Style: Invitations

The morning mail has arrived and a creamy envelope is among the usual offerings of sweepstakes notices ("You've just won!"), credit card bills and catalogs.

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I Didn't Mail Save-the-Dates, So When Should I Send My Invitations?

I Didn't Mail Save-the-Dates, So When Should I Send My Invitations?

Q.I didn't mail Save The Dates, so when should I send out my invitations?     A. Thanks to the mighty-mighty web, it's never too late to

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Can We Use Nicknames on Our Save-the-Dates?

Can We Use Nicknames on Our Save-the-Dates?

Your save-the-dates and invitations should reflect the formality of your wedding and who you are as individuals. If you’re having very casual nuptials and your

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Budget-Friendly Invitation Ideas

Budget-Friendly Invitation Ideas

You’ve set a date and now you have to send your invitations out. If you’re not sure where to begin, don’t worry -- you’re not

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Correct Wedding Invitation Wording

Correct Wedding Invitation Wording

With so many blended families, levels of formality, and types of hosts, it can be difficult to know what the correct wedding invitation wording is

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Top 5 Hottest Wedding Invitation Trends

Top 5 Hottest Wedding Invitation Trends

Invitations are generally the first indication your guests get about what to expect at your wedding. On your end, it’s the start of a theme

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Wording for Second Weddings: Reaffirmation of Vows

Wording for Second Weddings: Reaffirmation of Vows

  The honour of your presence  is requested  at the reaffirmation of  the wedding vows of  Mr. and Mrs. Larry Holmes  Saturday, the twenty-eight of

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Choosing your Wedding Invitation by season, time, formality and budget

Choosing your Wedding Invitation by season, time, formality and budget

We know that choosing from the thousands of invitation options can be overwhelming. Our tips below -- based on your wedding's season, time, formality and

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Invitation Price Factors

Invitation Price Factors

Invitations may be your guests' first impression of your wedding. As the invitations go out you will want to make sure they provide a good

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Rehearsal Dinner Invitations

Rehearsal Dinner Invitations

Unlike wedding invitations which are generally quite formal, the invitations for the rehearsal dinner are usually simple and straight forward. The rehearsal dinner is typically

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Choosing Your Personal Stationery

Choosing Your Personal Stationery

You're a doctor and she's a schoolteacher. You're the President of the United States and he works in construction. You're a techie and he's a

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All About Calligraphy

All About Calligraphy

Calligraphy is an expression of one’s heart, head and hands. Its two Greek roots define the word: kalli and graphia meaning "beautiful writing." Most often

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Mastering the Art of Mailing Wedding Invitations

Mastering the Art of Mailing Wedding Invitations

Invitations express your sense of style and give friends and family a taste of things to come. You don’t want to leave your wedding guests

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Personalization for Wedding Invitations

Personalization for Wedding Invitations

Personal words, personal style. There are so many ways to make your invitation your own. Whether the sky's the limit or it's a simple affair,

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Romantic, Hip, Diva or Natural Bride: Find your Wedding Invitation Style?

Romantic, Hip, Diva or Natural Bride: Find your Wedding Invitation Style?

The Fashion Plate Bride You're the kind of girl who gets featured in the party pages of society magazines --and if you haven't yet, you soon

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Wedding Invitations: Glossary A-Z

Wedding Invitations: Glossary A-Z

At-Home Cards: At-home cards are simple cards that inform friends and relatives of the couple's address, when they will be settled in, or when they plan

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Myths About Wedding Invitations

Myths About Wedding Invitations

Out-Of-Town Guests Probably Won't Come: Often a bride and groom will decide to invite a number of out-of-town guests, anticipating that they will be honored to

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The Essentials: Wedding Invitations

The Essentials: Wedding Invitations

When it comes to wedding invitations, there is hardly a limit to the beautiful extra enclosures and details to choose from. There are, however, just

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Who pays for the Wedding Invitations

Who pays for the Wedding Invitations

Traditionally, the bride's family pays for the wedding invitations. However, with many couples taking on primary responsibility for the cost of their weddings or dividing

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How to Hire a Wedding Stationer

How to Hire a Wedding Stationer

Your wedding invitations mean so much. They set the tone of your affair, deliver the details to your eager guests, and most importantly, they unite

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Wedding Invitations: The Most Commonly Asked Questions

Wedding Invitations: The Most Commonly Asked Questions

My fiance and I do not want to have any children at our wedding. Should we indicate this on the invitations? This is always a touchy

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Inviting Potential No-Shows

Inviting Potential No-Shows

Q: My fiancé and I want a small wedding, not only to reduce costs, but because we prefer a more intimate event. However, his mother

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Etiquette: To Invite or Not to Invite

Etiquette: To Invite or Not to Invite

Q: My fiancé would like to invite some co-workers and acquaintances to his bachelor party who are not invited to the wedding. He claims they

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Wedding Invitations: Where Do I Start?

Wedding Invitations: Where Do I Start?

Choose Your Wedding Style Your invitations are the first glimpse your guests will receive of your bridal style, so make sure they reflect who you are.

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Do members of the bridal party receive invitations?

Do members of the bridal party receive invitations?

Yes! Proper etiquette dictates that wedding invitations go to everyone invited to the wedding, no matter how close a friend or relative they are or, as in

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Should I include menu options on the wedding invitations?

Should I include menu options on the wedding invitations?

Ideally, you shouldn’t include entree choices on the response cards of the wedding invitations. If you want to offer menu choices at your wedding reception,

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When should I send my wedding invitations?

When should I send my wedding invitations?

You should mail your wedding invitations six to eight weeks before your wedding date. You should plan to address your invitations no later than two months

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Should my invitations include a dress code?

Should my invitations include a dress code?

We don’t recommend including dress code info in your invitations unless it’s absolutely necessary. If you must, etiquette dictates a few rules. It’s only acceptable

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What are common Wedding invitation styles?

What are common Wedding invitation styles?

Wedding invitations are very personal, and the style you pick should be right for you. Here are some common style ideas: Formal wedding invitations: Traditionally

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Engagement Announcements: Should You Send Them?

Engagement Announcements: Should You Send Them?

While guests expect to receive certain wedding-related communications, like invitations and thank-you notes, engagement announcements aren’t a must. They are, however, a fun way to

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Do I have to send save-the-dates?

Do I have to send save-the-dates?

You don’t have to send save-the-dates, but they’re helpful in giving your guests advance notice to clear their calendars and make travel arrangements. They started

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Can I just email my wedding invitations?

Can I just email my wedding invitations?

We know it seems like everything happens via email these days, especially planning events with friends and family. You can email your wedding invitations, but

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What are some eco-friendly invitation ideas?

What are some eco-friendly invitation ideas?

If you want your wedding invitations to be more eco-friendly, you have lots of options. Choose a stationer who prints wedding invitations on recycled paper or with soy-based

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