I am gearing up to order my invitations this week... and I'm second guessing my wording choices. What are some of the wording options you are using? Strictly traditional? Contemporary and unconventional? A mix?
I'm not sure.... So far we've made some pretty traditional decisions through our planning process. However, we are punctuating with a few modern/ contemporary selections. Our invitations are formal in card stock & style (traditional) but the font(s) and wording design are more modern. At first we were going to use an excerpt from a Pablo Neruda poem on the invitation and then follow with a more contemporary wording stating us as the hosts (no parents or family names included).
Then I read that traditional invitations are not appropriate places to include sentiment. That my poem excerpt would be better placed on the ceremony program. I'm fine with this.. but now I'm reworking my wording and am not sure if it's correct in the traditional sense because we're not including parent's names, etc. We're also not interested in using our last names on the invitation either... we just want to use our first names (neither of have middle names either).
Confused yet? Yeah, me too.
Does this sound okay?
The pleasure of your company is requested
at the marriage of
Bride (first name) and Groom (first name)
Saturday, the eighth of June
five o'clock in the afternoon
The Victorian at Heritage Square
Santa Monica, California
Reception to follow