Hi Brides and Grooms to be,
Thanks for reading my first blog post!
Let's get stuck right in too it. Many couples ask about the Wedding Wording for their invitations. It's not black and white, it's full of colour and there is no right or wrong answer. However knowing some answers to the following questions might help you decide on what wording wording is going to be appropriate for you:
> Atmosphere of the Wedding day :: This is a good place to start, are you having a back yard wedding, garden wedding, beach wedding, church wedding, formal wedding, causal wedding, unique and nontraditional wedding? The atmosphere can set the tone of the wedding wording.
If you're going for the more formal styled wedding you might prefer to got for the more traditional wording.
> Who needs to be respected :: What I mean here is, is one of the parents of the groom or bride paying for the wedding? If so, their names might need to be mentioned. Many years ago, in Western weddings, many Brides parents were the ones who would pay for the wedding, therefore their names would also go on the invitation as they were the hosts.
Sometimes couples like to respectfully include both parents of the bride and groom (or brides, grooms for same sex couples). You can either write their full names or opt for the less traditional wording and say something like:
"together with their loving parents" or "together with their families" invite .. ect ect.
> Are you paying for most of the wedding? :: This can sometimes mean the wording will be more personal (without making it sound not personal to use the traditional wording). Many couples love the non traditional wording like:
"Because your love and friendship has helped us along the way, we invite you to share our happiness as we tie the knot".
You could also include the parents in there too:
"Because your love and friendship has helped us along the way, together with our parents we invite you to share our happiness as we tie the knot".
Check out this document for some other options, from traditional wording to non traditional wording.
Have a great week and I'll be in touch with my next blog post on Wishing Well Wording soon.
Bye for now,
Em x x