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Wedding Invitation Wording Guidelines {Part Five, Time + Place}

How is your wedding to-do list coming along now that we’re into the thick of the first month of the year? We’re ready with another post in our series covering Wedding Invitation Wording Guidelines. We have already covered the Invitation Line and the The Couple so now we’re on to Time + Place.

TIME + PLACE
This portion of the invitation is essential. As with any section of your invitation, be sure to double-check these details so that they are 100% correct. It couldn’t hurt to triple-check when it comes to the time + place. Falling into the same traditional, modern and casual styles; the date, time and place can be listed in many different ways on a wedding invitation.

On a traditional invitation, we always recommend sticking with wedding etiquette rules, which will have your invitation looking a lot like our Larkspur suite. This layout begins with the day of the week and day of the month {all spelled out} with the year and finally the time on a third line. Following the date/time, the location comes next. If you are including separate directions and details for your wedding ceremony and/or reception location, you can include just the name of the location. If you will not have a separate card with details, don’t forget to include the address on your invitation!

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Even when a couple chooses a more modern or casual invitation line, we do often see them use this same format for the time + place, just to be sure that guests are clear on the fine details. Plus, keeping the basics in traditional format really means your modern or casual style on the invitation line will really stand out.

When couples want an allover casual feel, we often see the use of numerals and non-traditional layouts for the time + place. A few inspiring samples from our collection:

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Our Sonoma invitation mixes numerals for the date but spells out the time and location, which allows the design details and graphics to frame these important lines beautifully.

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Another great way to allow your modern format to make a statement is to go with a horizontal format and put all of these details on just one or two lines like our Primula wedding invitation suite.

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Our Stinson invitation uses the traditional layout, but we chose different font styles and sizes to add interest and a decorative look to this design.

We hope that with our tips, your wedding invitation wording feels like a fun and easy task. If you have any questions, or if you’re ready to see it on your wedding invitation, contact us or one of our exclusive retailers!

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Client Customization – Vintage Nantucket Save The Date

One of our favorite retailers, Parchment Fine Papers in Nantucket, is always bringing us the most elegant wedding invitations. This classic design is one that we’re excited to share with you. We love location-specific designs and as we’ve talked about before, if you are getting married in a location as beautiful as Nantucket, why not let that guide your invitation design?

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Our journal format allows you to share multiple pages of wedding details {schedule of events, timelines, travel information} and also make a statement with the design of the front cover. With a journal design, we recommend that you keep the details simple on the cover and use the space to express yourself visually.

With this save the date design, a vintage map of Nantucket is printed in a subtle neutral with the wedding date and names of the couple taking center stage. This leaves room for extra design elements – a nautical feeling striped border and flag announcing the wedding date.

Have you selected your wedding location? Let us help you make the most of it with a custom design. Begin the process by contacting us or one of our exclusive retailers.

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