Does Your Wedding Invitation Need to Be Formal?
Head's up! We're currently working on a detailed infographic on the etiquette of wedding invitations. And while we were surprised by the convoluted rules about host lines, we also wanted to acknowledge that many couples are turning to modern and quirky alternatives. Perhaps the anxiety-filled line of the entire invite is the host line, which traditionally lists who pays for the wedding. Some couples are slashing it all together and starting with the request line.
If the invitation sets the tone for the wedding, what happens if you're wedding is a low key bash with your nearest and dearest? Many couples are skipping the "you're cordially invited" or "your presence is requested" with quirkier alternatives. Some of my favorites are "you're invited to celebrate" or "please join us."
Another brain scratcher is the reception line. Many couples are using this an opportunity to hint at dress codes or whether little cousin Sally is invited.
While a lot has changed since your parents have tied the knot, we still believe that it's bad manners to ask for gifts. Registry information should be left off the invitation. If you really want to save the tree from printing an insert, you can list the website on the bottom of the invite.
Stay tuned for our infographic later this week.
Posted by Natalie T.