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Wedding Invitation Suite – Emily and Michael

We are just in love with this wedding invitation suite we completed for a Favor Me Events Emily Guerin. When Anne Markey of Favor Me Events sent over her inspo board, our wheels started turning. The bride wanted gold foil incorporated on the invite set which got us even more excited!

The end result was taking a traditional invite and turning on its head a bit by bringing in a more whimsy and romantic calligraphy font and putting it at an angle. Then we brought in some unexpected foil pieces into the wreath monogram while still keeping a more traditional set up of wording and organization. The blush envelopes continued the sweet and romantic theme of the wedding, so when guests opened their mailbox they immediately got the vibe of the event to come! 

Emily and Michael Wedding Suite by Pink Toast Ink Emily and Michael Invite by Pink Toast Ink Emily and Michael RSVP by Pink Toast Ink Emily and Michael Suite by Pink Toast Ink

The monogram came out beautifully and we were sure to use it throughout the wedding, creating a branded experience on the big day – from ceremony programs to a menu to the guestbook!

Emily and Michael Menu by Pink Toast Ink Emily and Michael Program by Pink Toast Ink

 

We are truly in love with this gold, blush, ivory branded wedding suite and were so happy to get to work on it for this lovely couple!

 

How to Word Your Wedding Invitations

Wording Your Invitations

When determining how to word your wedding invitations there are two things to consider:

1. Are you a traditional bride or a contemporary bride?

2. If you are having trouble answering that or feel like you are middle of the road … next thing to ask yourself  is
a. Who is paying for the event?
b. Do my parents or my love muffin’s parents want to be listed on the invite? (ask now of forever hold your peace).
c. Are you taking your hot fiancés last name or keeping your own last name (I am woman hear me roar!)?

If you have come to the conclusion that you are more contemporary bride who doesn’t need to list your parents out and you could care one way or the other about your last name, then invitation wording etiquette can go out the window. The OffBeat Bride runs down a whole host of fun ideas to get your guests excited and break tradition! Read it HERE


If things are adding up and you’re leaning towards more traditional wording, then here’s the breakdown for invitation etiquette:

Who is paying for the event or “hosting”? Traditionally these folks will be listed on the invite. So if its just Mom and Dad, then you should list them. However, make sure the in-laws aren’t dead set on being on the invite too! Here are two sample wordings if just brides are listed or if both sides are listed:

Brides Parents are hosting
Mr. and Mrs. Derek Dale Barker
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter

Both Parents are hosting
Mr. and Mrs. Derek Dale Barker
and
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Stewart Truslow
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of _____


 There are a few other ways to do it but you get the gist. Note that honour is spelled with a u and that is the MOST traditional. You can kill the ‘u’ and just spell it honor if you want to join this century… I kid I kid. Also note all “and”s are spelled out and not ampersands. If you want to keep the traditional wording but add a little spunk than throw a “&” in the there!

Next round of business is deciding if you want to have both your and your fiancés first and last name or first, middle, last, etc. Tradition dictates that if you are taking on your beau’s name then on the invitation you will drop your last name and just have your first and middle. This signifies you are losing your last name and taking on your man’s last name. His name will be written in full. Here is an example:

Mr. and Mrs. Derek Dale Barker
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter


Carrie Christine
to
Fred Dale Barker


Now time to check the date/time/location wording. If we are going traditional, the date is fully spelled out including the year and time! For the address of the location everything is listed except the zip code! Here is an example:

Mr. and Mrs. Derek Dale Barker
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter


Carrie Christine
to
Fred Dale Barker


Saturday, the fourth of June
two thousand fifteen
at five o’ clock in the evening


The Ritz Carlton
210 Main Street
Charlotte, North Carolina



And finally at the bottom of the invite you will list if there is a reception to follow and this is the location you will list attire such as “black tie”. So here is the final wording:

Mr. and Mrs. Derek Dale Barker
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter

Carrie Christine
to
Fred Dale Barker

Saturday, the fourth of June
two thousand fifteen
at five o’ clock in the evening

The Ritz Carlton
210 Main Street
Charlotte, North Carolina

Reception to follow
Black Tie


Voila! Hope this helps. Let us know what other tips you’d like 🙂

Melinda and Scott Wedding Stationery
We had a great time designing this invitation suite for a Graceful Host couple: Melinda and Scott. The couple planned to be married at the Mint Museum and wanted a modern art feel. So we took that idea and ran with it! We created a custom triangular pattern to be spread across all items. We also chose a modern handwritten font to compliment the design. We loved the use of purples and golds in this wedding stationery suite! Enjoy!

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Carolina Bride 2014 Feature – Katie and David

We are so excited to be featured in the July/September 2014 issue of Carolina Bride! Our work is featured on page 43 of the magazine and we also have pictures from Critsey Rowe of some of our other work!


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