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1. Submit inquiry, complete an order form, receive a quote.
2. Once the price is agreed upon, you will sign a contract and put down a non-refundable 30% deposit.
3. The designing process begins. This process can take anywhere from 3 days - 3 weeks depending on the complexity of the desired design. Throughout this process, we will send you proofs and ask you to critique anything that you don't like to ensure that the final product is absolutely perfect for you! 
4. Once you agree to the proof we will wait for the remainder of your payment. 
5. Once the invoice is paid in full, the printing process will begin. 
6. You will receive your order within 2-8 weeks from the day the purchase was made. Some orders take the full 8 weeks - depending on the assembly involved; however, most do not take as long. 

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In reality, wedding invitation wording ultimately up to the future Mr. and Mrs. No matter what, they still need to convey some basic information. Who is the event honoring? What kind of event is it? When and where are you doing it? You can share that information with your own artistic flare, family values, or with the type of wedding you are going to have. Overall, you just need to get the information to your guests and there is no right or wrong way to do it. Consequently, the most common structure of wedding invitation wording samples can be a helpful starting point. Below is a general outline of how the wedding invitation often breaks down, with specific examples to follow.

THE HOST LINE:

Start off your invitation with who is hosting the wedding. If the bride's parents want to be honored on the invitation, you would do so by saying something like "Mr. and Mrs. Scott Moracz request the honor of your company at their marriage of their daughter...". If you are including both set of parents, you may want to start the invitation like previously demonstrated, put the daughter and son name follow by "Son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Douglass".

A general way of including everyone would be putting "Together with their families" or "Together with the parents". By no means is there a requirement to include names on the host line. The wedding is ultimately about you and your fiancé, so don't let anyone force you to put something on your wedding invitation. If you are hosting the wedding yourself, you can skip the host line and just put "Brooke Moracz and William Douglass invite you to..."

THE INVITATION LINE: 

This is the part that makes the invitation an invitation. “The honor of your presence” is often associated with a religious service while “The pleasure of your company” is used for a secular wedding, but again, you can use any wording you want. It is your wedding invitation. Brides often use lines like "join so & so at the celebration of their marriage" and "invite you to join in the vow exchange", you just need to let guests know that you want them to join you on your big day.

THE NAMES: 

This part gets over complicated. Traditionally, the bride's name goes first before marriage, but you can do it however you want. The best way would be to stay consistent. So, if you put the bride's first and middle name, include the groom's first and middle name. If you include last names, make sure the bride and grooms last name is listed. There really is no set way to do this, so if you want to include the last name of your future hubby but not yours because it is 20 letters long, do it. 

THE ACTION LINE: 

What is your event about? If the bride’s parent’s hosting, “At the marriage of their daughter,” is typical phrasing to use, but you might want to use “As they exchange vows of love and commitment,” or “As they finally tie the knot.” You decide.

THE INFORMATION: 

Be as straight forward as possible. You do not want guests texting you 2 hours before your wedding trying to figure out where the thing is. Typically, you will include the date, time, and location. Some people put the venue name and leave out the address. If it is easy enough to find the address after searching the venue name, that's fine. But you want people to show up, so don't make it too difficult on them. 

THE PARTY LINE:

What is after the ceremony? You can keep this line vague by saying "Reception to follow", or you can get creative with something like "Confetti and magic to follow" This really just sends your guests the message of what kind of tone your wedding will be. If your reception is at a different location, you need to include that on this line, or on a separate card in your invitation suite. If you are doing an adult only reception, you can note this on this part of the invitation. Something as simple as "Adult only reception to follow" would work.