|WHAT YOU NEED
||WHEN YOU NEED IT
||WHY IT'S PROPER
||Because of school, military service or other
plans, your wedding date may be far in the future. If you want people to know you are engaged, plan an
Announcement using the Wedding Invitation format.
|| Either formal or informal copy is proper
to let people know your exciting news.
||Mail them three to four months in advance
of the wedding.
||It is a good idea to give family and
friends as much notice as possible of the coming event. This is especially true if you have
many out of town guests.
|Wedding Invitations with Envelopes
|| Used for anyone you want to attend the
ceremony (even if they are ill or too far away to actually come.) Always lists who is getting married, on
what day, of what year (spelled out in full), at what time, and the location.
||An occasion this important rates more than
a casual invitation. Elegance is enhanced by coordinating with lined inner envelopes.
||Traditionally a Reception Card is only used
when a select number of the guests invited to the ceremony are invited to the reception. Nowadays, a
Reception Card is included with the invitation, even when everyone invited to the ceremony is
invited to the reception.
||This invitation says, "You are special."
Mailed along with the invitation, this card announces the time and location of reception.
|Response Cards with Printed
||A must in today's busy times, or you simply
won't know who is planning on attending. Plus, you will end up chasing down guests who do not send a
||The Response Card has become an accepted part
of wedding etiquette. Including one with invitation is a thoughtful way to ease the guest's responsibility
to reply to formal invitations. As a courtesy to guests, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope with
||If your circle of friends and relatives is
larger than the list you intend to invite to the ceremony, or if you have a private wedding, you will want
to send an announcement of your wedding.
||Wedding Announcements include the wedding date,
but never the time or location of ceremony. Mail the day of the wedding.
|At Home Cards
||If you are moving to a new home and want to
inform family and friends of your new information.
||Informs family and friends of your new
address and lets them know whether you are keeping your maiden name. Usually mailed with the
announcement or mailed separately after the wedding.
||A perfectly proper time-saver for those very
busy days leading up to the wedding and immediately following the wedding.
||It's a thoughtful way to let gift givers know
their gift was received. Always write a personal thank-you note later. Send within two
months of wedding.
||With or without the name of the groom,
this personalized stationery is needed to hand write thank-you notes to those who gave a wedding gift.
||People who took the time to pick out a wedding
gift deserve a personalized thank-you note. Also excellent for many other occasions where only brief
correspondence is needed.
||A great way for guests to follow the ceremony
and learn who is in your wedding party. Enables you to share a special message or poem with
||Provides guests with a nice memento
of your special day.
|Place Cards and Table Cards
||Makes sit-down meals less chaotic if people
have assigned seats, or at least assigned tables.
||Place Cards list the guest's name and table
and are often displayed in envelopes on a table outside the tent or reception room. Table Cards list
a table number inside the folder and the guest's name appears on the outside of the folder.
||Used when everyone is invited to the wedding
reception but only a limited number are invited to the ceremony.
says, "You are special." Mailed along with the invitation, this card
announces the time and location of ceremony.