I've made it a bit of an unofficial goal to start getting my invitations out next week, but I figured I'd run by the wording and format with you all before I go out making some big etiquette mistake ;).
As a reminder, here's the blank invitation:
I've been confused if I've been allowed a guest when wedding invitations came without inner envelopes so I'll be adding a "Name and guest" card and attach it to the bow on the front of the invite.
And here's what I've come up with for the wording (obviously altered for privacy reasons):
Sorry if it's hard to read. It says:
"together with their parents
Her Full Name
His Entire Givenname
request the pleasure of your company
at their marriage
sunday, the thirty-fourth of july
two thousand eleven
at half past ten in the morning
the venue name
214 venue name
brunch reception to follow"
I mentioned etiquette mistake for a good reason- we're not going with typical pre-stamped envelope RSVP.
After a bit of research, I found out:
*that it's pretty common for guests to skip RSVPing all together, wasting the provided RSVP card and prompting a call from the bride or her family
*traditional etiquette calls on guests to write and send a response on personal stationary
*guests that do use the provided response card often send it back with incomplete or incorrect information
*online RSVP responses are becoming more and more common to save paper, time, and money... but there are still some people without computers or the internet
So in efforts to simplify the invitations, but still make things easy on the guests, I've come up with this:
Okay, truth time.... is what I have planned okay?
What would you suggest that I change about the invites?
PS The fonts were free downloads from dafont.com: OptimusPrinceps + Jellyka Western Princess