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What customers have to say about our Wedding Invitations

November 9, 2018

Love these invitations!

"I love all the designs of the wedding invitations. So much fun to create!"

November 5, 2018

Customize more!

"I've gotten so many compliments on my invitations! I chose the blue with gold, and they came out beautifully. The default gold text is light, but still legible. I would go back and change the colors to match the main color like a darker blue. Also, just playing around with the different settings to see what you like is the best way to get what you want. I like how there was enough space to write whatever I'd like. I made the cursive a little bigger and darker, and came out wonderful. I would repurchase, but just customize some more. Beautiful invitations!!"

November 5, 2018

Wedding announcements

"I ordered for my daughters' wedding in December. I got them quickly and beautifully done. I ended up buying another set with matching enclosure cards for the reception. My daughter and I are very pleased with the quality and fast shipping."

November 4, 2018

Beautiful product!

"This product turned out beautiful for my wedding invitations. I would recommend them and Shutterfly to anyone planning a wedding or needing cards."

November 3, 2018

I would buy this product again!!!!

"These were for my wedding! When i got them i cried because they were exactly how they were online. So beautiful and the details were amazing! I could not be more happy with them! This experience was my first time using shutterfly and i am amazed. I even ordered more products from them! How could you not?!"

Formal Wedding Invitations You Will Love

Once you’ve chosen a formal wedding invitation design you love and personalized it to suit your style, you may be wondering about the rules when it comes to properly writing and addressing the invitations. If you’re looking for some tips on formal wedding invitation etiquette, see below for some simple best practices to follow.

Examples of Traditional Wording for Formal Wedding Invitations

Let’s take a look at a few examples of proper wording for wedding invitations for a few different scenarios.

1) If the bride’s parents are hosting:

If the bride's parents are hosting, it’s customary to leave off the bride's last name and include the groom’s. However, if the bride has a different last name than her parents, her full name should be used. If the groom's parents are hosting, the bride's last name should be included.

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Roberts

Request the pleasure of your presence

At the marriage of their daughter Heather Marie

to Joseph Adam Smith

Saturday, the nineteenth of September

Two thousand and eighteen

At four o’clock in the afternoon

Reception to follow

2) If both sets of parents are jointly hosting:

List the bride's parents and groom's parents on separate lines, starting with the bride's. Since both last names are included in the greeting, you don’t need to use either the bride’s or groom's last name, unless, as in the exception mentioned in the above example, either the bride or groom has a different last name than their parents. In that case, the full bride’s or groom’s name should be listed out, in addition to the full names of the parents. 

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Roberts and

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Smith

Request the honor of your presence

At the marriage of their children

Heather Marie

and

Joseph Adam

Saturday, the nineteenth of September

Two thousand and eighteen

At four o’clock in the afternoon

(Reception to follow)

3) If you and your fiancé are hosting:

The greeting begins with the request line and skips the host line.

The honor of your presence

is requested at the marriage of

Heather Marie Roberts

to Joseph Adam Smith

Saturday, the nineteenth of September

Two thousand and eighteen

At four o’clock in the afternoon

(Reception to follow)

Tips for Addressing Outer Envelopes on Formal Wedding Invitations

When addressing wedding invitation envelopes, keep the following in mind:

  • With the exception of Mr., Mrs., or Ms., don’t use abbreviations (for example, state names and the words “Street,” “Avenue,” “Boulevard,” etc. should always be spelled out).
  • Do not use symbols (for instance, the word “and” should always be spelled out).
  • Don’t use initials.
  • When writing your return address on the envelopes, it should either be placed in the upper left corner on the front of the envelope or centered on the back flap. Use coordinating, personalized to give your envelopes a professional quality.

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