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Invitation Wording - The 411 on Wording Invitations

This article focuses on wedding invitation wording, bridal shower invitation wording, baby shower invitation wording and even birthday invitation wording.

When deciding on your event invitation wording, how should you begin? For example, are there specific etiquette rules or guidelines to follow for the wording of a wedding invitation? Traditionally, the main determining factor for proper wedding invitation wording has always been to follow one very simple rule of thumb by asking this question. Who is inviting the guests or more specifically, who is the one paying for the event? Incidentally this guideline applies to any events invitation. Traditionally the bride and groom’s parents have been the ones that invite the guests to the wedding because by traditional etiquette standards, they're the ones who host (or pay for) the reception. However, in today's modern wedding world, it is very often the bride and groom who are hosting their own wedding reception (or to put it bluntly, footin' the bill). This factor gives the bride and groom much more liberty with how to word invitations for their wedding. The need to use formal invitation wording or informal invitation wording is often influenced by the type of wedding you are planning. Therefore one could base their invitation wording choices upon the rationalization that a formal wedding would call for a more formal invitation wording and an informal wedding would justify the desire for informal invitation wording and so forth.Nowadays, there is even a need for destination wedding invitation wording examples. Two key things to consider when composing your invitation wording is to keep in mind that this is indeed a very special day which will include people who are very special to you. It is equally important to take the extra time to double check your spelling. With the modern conveniences of computers, you can test out some invitation wording examples directly on your computer and then use the standard spellchecker feature. Finally, whether your creating wedding invitation wording, bridal shower invitation wording or even birthday invitation wording no matter how you choose to word an invitation, an invitation should include these five essential pieces of information:
1. the reason for the invitation
2. who the invitation is honoring
3. who is hosting the event
4. where the event location will be
5. when (including what time) the event will take place

No matter how you choose to formulate your invitation wording remembering to be considerate, be yourselves and get to the point with your invitation wording will help you complete the task at hand.


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