Monday, September 20, 2010

How to Make Wedding Invitation Card Step by Step

Wedding invitations are the first view your guests will have of the style and vibe of your wedding. Make sure your invites are as personal and unique as your wedding will be, why not make one-of-a-kind wedding invitation cards by yourself. Meanwhile it is not a simple task to write the wedding invitation wordings. In this tutorial you'll learn how to design your own wedding invitation cards with ease and fun, including the wedding invitation wordings.

What You Need to Make a Custom Wedding Invitation Card

  • Your wedding photos

  • A fun and easy software to make wedding invitation cards

  • To design a wedding invitation card, please follow these easy steps using Photo Collage Studio - Digital Scrapbooking Software with ready-to-use invitation card templates included.

    Easy Steps to Make a Custom Wedding Invitation Card

  • Step 1: Create Photo Invitation Card from Layout

  • Step 2: Add Favorite Wedding Photos

  • Step 3: Input Wordings for Invitation Card

  • Step 4: Print Photo Invitation Card to Send Out

  • Advice on Wedding Invitation Wording

    Follow these simple steps for writing your wedding invitations:

    Who is Hosting of the Wedding?

    The first names your guests will see on your wedding invitation are those of the people who are paying for the event. Traditionally, this has been the bride's parents, and so it reads:

    Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Beazley ,


    Kate and Marvin Beazley

    If the bride and groom are hosting, then the line reads:
    Ms. Jane Doe and Mr. Sam Smith


    Together with their families,

    Jane Doe and Sam Smith

    The Request to Wedding Ceremony

    The next line in a wedding invitation is the one that requests that your guests attend.
    If your ceremony is at a place of worship, then the line should read:
    Request the honor of your presence
    at the marriage of their daughter
    Note the formal British spelling of the word "honor." The word daughter is used as an example and should be the gender of the person whose parents are hosting. If, on the other hand your ceremony is at home or other secular location, then the line should read:
    Request the pleasure of your company
    at the marriage of their daughter
    would be delighted for you to attend
    the marriage of their daughter

    If the couple is hosting:
    invite you to join us at the celebration of our marriage

    The Happy Couple

    Etiquette says that the bride should be listed first, using first and middle names only. Then the groom should be listed, using both title and middle name. So for example:
    Nora Jane
    Mr. Scott Andrew Jackson

    A more modern alternative is simply,

    Nora Beazley
    to Scott Jackson
    Some couples, especially Jewish couples, may choose to use and instead of to.

    Date and Time in Invitation Cards

    Traditionally, these are spelled out:
    Saturday, the tenth of June
    two thousand and six
    at four o'clock in the afternoon
    note that the month and day are capitalized. If it were a 4:30 ceremony, the time would read at half after four o'clock in the afternoon. But you can also write
    Saturday, June 10, 2006
    at 4 p.m.

    The Location

    If the ceremony is at a well known location, you needn't include the address
    The Museum of Fine Arts
    Houston, Texas
    but for smaller locations, or your home, you'd want to write out the address.
    The Art Club
    49 Marquis Road
    Blair, Utah

    Time for the Reception

    Let your guests know there is going to be a party. This can either be included on the wedding invitation or on a separate reply card. On the wedding invitation, it would read
    Reception to follow at the Briar Hills Country Club
    If you're not serving a full meal, it is nice to let guests know. You might write:
    And afterwards for cocktails and cake in the Rose Room.
    Dessert and dancing to follow
    A separate reception card is often good to use if the ceremony and reception are in different places, or the reception doesn't immediately follow the ceremony. It might read something like
    8 o'clock
    Parker Grand Hotel
    342 Allen Road
    Pike, Oregon

    Get Them to RSVP

    Traditionally, R.S.V.P. was written on the invitation, and guests knew to reply on their own stationary. Now, most couples find that they get responses more promptly if they include a separate reply card.
    This can be mostly blank, allowing guests to write a note, with a line such as:

    The favor of a reply is requested before the first of June

    Or it can be more detailed, such as
    Please reply before the first of June
    _________Will attend
    _________Will not attend

    You might also write:

    Number of people in party_____

    Optional details

    Optional details include telling your guests what to wear. Strictest etiquette tells you not to include information about attire on your invitation, but I think this is an outdated opinion. Guests appreciate clues about how to dress, and are not as instinctively knowledgeable as they used to be. To avoid someone showing up in blue jeans, include a line such as: Black Tie
    Other options: Semi-formal, cocktail attire, festive attire, creative black tie, white tie, black tie optional, dressy casual, informal.

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