Wedding invitation wording can be overwhelming. Let's be honest, it's way more fun to pick your wedding flowers and linens than it is to determine wedding etiquette for stationery. But, it's one of those small tasks that can have a huge impact.
Your invitations and your invitation wording set the tone for your big day. Are British spellings like "honour" and "favour" used even though the couple is American? I read: super formal event that's definitely black tie. Even if you aren't familiar with wedding etiquette, you can make a few generalizations about what kind of wedding it will be from the invitation you receive. Even simple phrases like "Can't wait to celebrate with you!/Will toast from afar" on response cards can indicate a more casual, relaxed wedding environment.
And if I could let you in on a little confession... I had no clue how to word my own wedding invitations nearly five years ago, and since I DIYed my invites, they were riddled with mistakes. (I know, I know–but Pinterest was just catching on!) I didn't go to a professional for help, and although I do remembering Googling wedding etiquette, I guess I just didn't find the right resources. Thankfully I've learned a lot since being in the business for almost five years.
And now it's time to share my knowledge with you. Because I want you to have the perfect wedding, and the perfect wedding starts with the perfect wedding invitation.