Q: I’ve been looking online at different wedding invitations and I noticed that the wording really varies. What should I be picking?
Great question! I know that a lot of couples focus on the style and design of their wedding invitation because that’s what you see first. But, the words are what give it flow. The wording evokes a mood and shares with your guests what you have planned. So, it’s great that you’re thinking about the wording as well.
So, what should you pick? The first place you’ll want to start (which is always where you want to start) is to think about the two of you and the wedding you’re planning. Is it more formal? Or romantic? Are you fun and playful? Or are you more traditional?
You know who you are and you know the wedding you want to create. So, like your design and your decisions, your wedding invitation wording should also reflect that.
You want to choose wording that sounds like you. So if you’re more traditional go with wording that feels and sounds more formal. If you’re having a more casual wedding, go with more casual wording. If you’re planning on keeping your wedding light and fun, choose wording that feels light and fun. Make sense?
Now when it comes to wording, there are two things you’ll want to keep in mind. The first is the actual words you choose. So, if you want it more casual and fun, you can use words like “tying the knot” or RSVP wording like, “Yes, wouldn’t miss it!”.
The second is the way the words flow from one to the other. This mainly applies to the invitation itself, but also to the other invitation pieces. So, if you’re going for more elegant, you’d start off by inviting them before your names show up.
The last piece you’ll want to think about is just to make sure your wording works with your design. Because having a super elegant scrolled design with very casual wording doesn’t quite go. You want your wording and your design to gel together so that when you look at it and you read your wedding invitation, it all comes together and creates the feeling you’re looking for.
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