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Today we are going to talk all about giving you guys some insights into where one can begin with the wedding invitation wordings.
For some reason, many families find this part one of the most intimidating tasks of the whole invitation process!
We see this as a huge bottle neck for most families, due to which they usually get stuck here & tend to delay this part of the process – hence we thought we must address this!
Below we have tried to deconstruct the whole layout for you to in an effort to make things easier for all you lovely people out there! 🙂
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1) Introduction to the couple and the families :
By the word “introduction” we essentially mean introducing the bride and groom along with their respective parents and grandparents – who in most cases are inviting the guests to the wedding.
A simpler way to put this, is via the image below – if you see the bottom left part of the image (folder when open), you will notice how both parents are inviting the guests for the wedding of their children, Bhavana & Amogh.
This is one of the simpler ways to introduce everyone!
Once the couple’s & the family names have been mentioned, you don’t need to repeat this information again on each function insert, as your guests will already know who this is invitation is for & from.
2) Having the couple’s names on each function insert :
Before we get started here, if you are finding it difficult to understand the invitation “lingo” we are referring to, we recommend that you read this article “A Glossary of must know Invitation LINGO” – it will make it easier for you.
If you see the image below, these are inserts, all part of the same invitation set. Here the family has the name of the couple written on each and every insert.
Please remember there is no right or wrong in this style, it is just a personal preference!
In this format, where you are mentioning the couples names on each insert, you don’t necessarily need to have a separate introduction section on the invite, since you are pretty much introducing everyone in each insert.
3) How to include the deceased family members names on the invites? :
This is a touchy topic!
Everyone wants to make sure that even the deceased members are included in the card.
There are a few ways one can do so –
‘With Blessings From’
‘Forever in our hearts’
‘With divine blessings from’
This will ensure that you pay your respect to all the “late” family members too!
4) How to include names of your siblings? :
To many families we recommend, to have the names of siblings at the bottom of the introduction section – you can see one example in the image above of “Aatur & Sayon” (siblings of the couple) with the heading ‘Sharing the Joy’ – can also be worded as ‘Sharing in our Joy’.
Another way is by having the siblings inviting the guests for a function or you can also have their names at the end of the function details, similar to what you see in the image below:
5) How to include the extended family names? :
There are lots of couples, who tell us that their parents want to include the names of all the elders & the kids of the extended families! Where some of you guys maybe open to this idea, a lot of you may even despise it!
We need to understand that, this is sometimes very tricky – as many a times the extended family gets offended if their names are omitted – especially the uncles, the aunts & the cousins!
For those of you who’d like to keep it simple, you can have a section at the bottom saying ‘Best Compliments from the XYZ Family’ – this way you cover the entire family!
You can also put the last names of all the families you’d like to include.
For those who’d want to have individual names of all members, you can do so in a chronological order as per the age! You can also have it listed at the bottom of the invite in a neat format. Below is an example of one:
6) Mentioning your / family company details :
So this one is simple and straight forward.
It is usually of utmost importance, when you have many professionally related invitees.
The practice is quite common in India with those who own a business!
You may have guests you need to invite, purely due to a business connection – such a person is one, who probably knows of the family only due to work & company relations!
By having your company details on the invite, not only does it become a good way to market your company and increase brand visibility but also builds credibility. This is a must-have for big business houses or families with a strong business lineage.
An example of something like this is as below:
7) Leave space for the RSVP details :
We highly recommend one must mention some details where your guest can RSVP (like the image above) – it could be a phone number / email address / website.
The RSVP information will not only help you with the final count for your function, but it will also give your guest an option to get in touch with the concerned person with any wedding related queries!
– We urge you to please proof read the main write-up many many times before it goes into print!
If you can, get multiple people to read it, as they maybe able to spot errors you may have missed out on.
– You can also include your hashtag somewhere on the card, as you may have seen in a few of the images above!
– You could add a religious symbol (for example Ganesh, Om, etc.) on the card to give it that personal touch!
We hope the above points have made the text bit, a less intimidating task for all of you out there! 🙂
We hope we’ve been insightful enough to take you through the basics, that can not only save your time but also help you make the most of this quarantine!
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