We’ve lined up some seriously stylish stationery that’ll have you rushing to the postbox quicker that you can say ‘RSVP’
Words by Beth Forsyth
Writer’s block is easily avoided when it comes to wording your invites as there are two distinct paths you can go down: traditional or casual. Lyndsey Hunter at The Hunter Press (thehunterpress.co.uk) sets us straight. “Traditional wording is still a very popular choice for stationery and is a great starting point for any couple. Within wording of this sort, there should be no abbreviations and names should be written in full. Names are laid out with the wedding hosts at the top of the invite. This may be the bride’s parents, the groom’s parents, both sets of parents, or the couple themselves,” she notes.
“For the more casual bride and groom the possibilities are endless,” suggests Lyndsey. “The decision may be to avoid conventional wording altogether and opt for something a little lighter. For example: Together with their families, Caroline Lucy Smith and Andrew Cameron joyfully invite you to celebrate their marriage on Saturday 14th April 2015 at 2pm. Ceremony on the beach at Harvest Moon, East Lothian, followed by an evening of food, music and dancing.”
1 Elaine side open pocket-style invite with silver glitter detail (contains personalised heart invite inside which tells the story of where/when the bride and groom met, their favourite places, honeymoon destination etc), £6.50 (includes travel and accommodation card, RSVP card and envelope), Dolly-Bird 2 Martina Pebble large clutch-style pocket invite with pearlised pebble detail and large pearl and diamanté brooch, £7 (includes travel and accommodation card, RSVP card and envelope), Dolly-Bird 3 Concert ticket invite complete with perforated ‘tear off’ stub that acts as an RSVP, £2, Purple Willow Weddings 4 Scottish Thistle wallet-style invitation printed on 6” square white linen-effect card (includes printed insert and envelope), £2.50, The Tartan Card Company