Friday, August 22, 2008

Wedding Invitation Etiquette

Part two of Invitation Etiquette is for your wedding
invitation wording.

These are some of the common questions and comments we receive regarding wording for Wedding Invitations. We hope this helps with selecting the perfect wording for your invitation. For more assistance with all your invitation wording, check out our Suggested Wording at

  • You are a fiancĂ©e if you are a woman and you are a fiancĂ© if you are a man.
  • A good guideline to follow is to avoid abbreviations, such as street addresses, cities or states.
  • Zip codes are not typically included on a wedding invitation or reception card.
  • Date, time and year should be spelled out.
  • If your wedding is before noon, it is considered morning. If it is between noon and 5:59 p.m., it is considered afternoon. Evening hours begin after 6:00 p.m.
  • On wedding invitations, “the honour of your presence” is reserved for ceremonies held on sanctified grounds (i.e., church, temple etc.) It is recommend to use, “the pleasure of your company” when the wedding takes place outside of religious grounds.
  • When sending a Reply Set with an invitation, as a courtesy to your guest, we recommend two things 1) Printing a return address on the front of the Reply Envelope and 2) Providing the envelope already stamped.
  • The bride or the bride’s family typically takes the replies for the wedding.
  • Often, the weight of a wedding invitation and it's reply cards and enclosures may alter the required postage rate. Check with your local post office before applying stamps.

    For a personal touch, visit and have a picture of the Bride & Groom or the Anniversary couple put on the stamp.

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