Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Honour of your Presence Part 2

Wedding Invitations have a lot of rules.  You'll find many of them easily, but here a few that are more difficult to locate.

Wedding Invitations

1.  Honour and Favour are the most formal terms.  They're optional.  Just be sure to use the U in both places if you use it at all.

2.  You "request the honour of your presence" for a house of worship (like a church, temple, or synagogue). You "request the pleasure of your company" for another venue (outside, hotel ballroom, mansion, art museum.

3. It's "half after five o'clock" or "half after five in the evening".

4.  Mail everything out 6-8 weeks before the wedding and ask for responses 3 weeks before the wedding day.

5.  If your ceremony and reception are in the same location, skip the extra reception card.

6.  Order 10% of your total extra envelopes.  Your calligrapher will thank you.

7.  Have the entire package weighed and measured at the post office before buying stamps.  There are rules about the size and rigidity that you don't want to guess on.

Good Luck!  And recruit extra help to assemble everything - it takes longer than you would imagine!


Heather Sharpe said...

What a helpful post! This is something that can be a very hard task for brides and grooms planning their wedding.