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Reception and Announcement Wedding Invitation Wording

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Reception Wedding Invitation

I always thought that choosing invitation wording was a little like finding the right pair of shoes.

You might have to try on a few to find something that’s both comfortable and matches with your style.

But wedding reception wording can be a little tricky. It’s not a traditional ceremony invitation. If you eloped you may want to say where and when you got married.

So, I’ve pulled together some options that may help you get your reception wording  just right.

Your love and friendship
have helped us become who we are
Taylor Anderson
and
Jaime Richardson
invite you to share our joy
and support our love,
as we celebrate our marriage
on Saturday, June 8th
2013
at 6 o’clock in the evening
The Inn By the Sea
444 Main Road
Baltimore, Maryland

 

Because you have believed in us,
celebrated with us,
loved and encouraged us
Taylor and Jaime Anderson
invite you to share our joy
and support our love
as we celebrate our marriage
on Friday, the fourteenth of June
two thousand thirteen
at half past seven o’clock in the evening
The Inn By the Sea
444 Main Road
Baltimore, Maryland

 

With great joy we,
Taylor and Jaime Anderson
announce that we were married
on Saturday, June 8th, 2013
in Maui, Hawaii
Please join us for a reception
to celebrate our marriage
on Saturday October 12th, 2013
at 6pm
The Inn By the Sea
444 Main Road
Baltimore, Maryland

 

On the fifteenth of May
two thousand thirteen
on a sun soaked beach
in Okaloosa, Florida
Taylor Anderson
and
Jaime Richardson
together with our families
exchanged wedding vows and
began a new life together
please join us in a
celebration of marriage
on Saturday, the eighth of June
at six o’clock in the evening
The Inn By the Sea
444 Main Road
Baltimore, Maryland

 

Taylor Anderson
and
Jaime Richardson
invite you to support our love
as we return from our wedding ceremony
in Sedona, Arizona
Please join us
for a celebration of our marriage
on Saturday, June 8th
2013
at 6 o’clock in the evening
The Inn By the Sea
444 Main Road
Baltimore, Maryland

 

Mr. and Mrs. William Anderson
with great joy announce
the marriage of their daughter,
Taylor Anne
to
Jaime Jones Richardson
on Saturday, the eighth of June
two thousand thirteen
in Maui, Hawaii
Please join us in
celebrating their union
on Saturday, the twelfth of October
at six o’clock in the evening
The Inn By the Sea
444 Main Road
Baltimore, Maryland

Did you find some inspiration for your own wording? Take the pieces you like from one invitation and add them to pieces you like from another, and you’ll have your own more personal reception wedding invitation wording.

Looking for alternative wedding invitation wording? Click here.

{Invitation and photo by Imbue You}

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Wedding Stationery Calendar

Posted by in Ask Imbue You

Imbue You Vintage Map wedding invitation set

I’ll let you in on a secret: I think wedding planning is a little weird.

For me it’s the expectation that normal people with normal jobs that have nothing to do with weddings are expected to become fluent in what to do when and the best way to do it.

I think that’s asking at lot.

So at least for stationery planning, which I do for a living, I’ll try to make it easier for you. I’ve pulled together an ideal calendar of what to do when for your invitations and the rest of your wedding stationery, with some tips and advice along the way.

7 to 8 months before wedding

  • Start shopping for save the dates, or decide to make your own
  • Shop for wedding website and start creating
  • Start pulling together guest list and addresses

Tips and Advice:

What wedding stationery do I need?
What your destination wedding guests need to know

 

4 to 6 months before wedding

  • Mail save the dates (send as early as possible for destination and holiday weddings)
  • Start shopping for invitations, or decide to make your own

Tips and Advice:

Tips for addressing your invitation envelopes (also applies to save the dates)
Are you making these 3 creativity sucking mistakes when selecting wedding invitations?

 

3 to 4 months before wedding

  • Purchase wedding invitations, or start making your own

Tip and Advice:

When is the right RSVP by date?
Where do I put reception information?
Alternative wedding invitation wording
Formal wedding invitation wording
Love quotes for wedding stationery

 

6 to 8 weeks before wedding

  • Mail invitations
  • Start shopping for wedding programs and reception stationery, or decide to create your own

Tips and Advice:

What stationery do I need for my reception?

 

4 to 5 weeks before wedding

  • RSVPs start coming in
  • Start finalizing numbers for wedding programs and reception stationery
  • Rehearsal dinner invitations are sent out

 

3 weeks before wedding

  • Finalize wording for menus, programs, signage and other reception stationery
  • Finalize seating plan
  • Purchase or create wedding programs, seating chart, place cards, table numbers and other reception stationery

Tips and Advice:

Sample Wording: What goes in a wedding program?

 

1 to 3 weeks after wedding

  • Write and mail thank you notes

Tips and Advice:
The stress free guide to writing thank you notes

So take action now. Where are you on this timeline? And how are you doing? If you are a little behind, that’s ok. Use this timeline to get ahead of the next task.

Spread the love. Share this stationery timeline with any couples you know who are getting married. Hopefully it will be a sanity saver.

{Photo: custom wedding stationery by Imbue You}

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What to Do When Your Venue Has a Distinct Color Palette

Posted by in Ask Imbue You, Color Advice

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Kelly and Tim loved the wedding venue they choose: Cevíche, a Tapas restaurant in Orlando, Florida.

There was only one problem.

It had a very distinctive look with dark wood and red walls. And they just weren’t sure how that was going to work with their Mexican wedding theme.

This is a common issue for couples I work with through Imbue You, my custom wedding stationery studio. They want a special, personal wedding that has a pulled together look. They love their venue, but aren’t sure how to make it work with their colors and theme.

Unless your budget includes a décor line item to drape the room and overlay the floors, there are 3 ways to overcome this issue.

1. Bridge the Colors

Luckily for Kelly and Tim there are many ways to do a Mexican wedding theme.

So I suggested “Mexican Hacienda” as a way to mix the Old World traditional look of the restaurant with the culture and design of Mexico. I even wrote a theme board for how to achieve this look.

The restaurant provided a rich red, and Kelly had already chosen a navy for her bridesmaid dresses. The tableware had an antique gold look, so the color palette became red, navy and deep champagne printed on a metallic ivory cardstock.

Mexican Tile Wedding Invitation

2. Match the Colors

If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. That’s the idea here. If Kelly didn’t already chosen navy bridesmaid dresses, she could have added chocolate brown to her palette. And that would have worked nicely as well.

3. Go for Neutral Colors

Since the venue was so rich with color, another choice would have been to aim for taupe, ivory and champagne and create a neutral palette to work with the room.

Now it’s your turn. Think about your wedding venue. Does it have powerful colors that you simply can’t ignore? If so, come up with your color plan. And report back in the comments.

{photo credits: restaurant: Cevíche; invitation by Imbue You}

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