Contemporary and Informal Invitations
The invitation options you have in contemporary or informal weddings are discussed in this topic. Take a look at the alternative wording to the formal wedding invitation, and let your personality shine through.
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Contemporary wedding invitations, sometimes referred to as semi-formal invitations, are usually in a style that makes a statement about the bride and groom. These are very common today, and come in a variety of coloured paper, print and designs. Often the contemporary invitation is a single sheet with geometric, floral or any other design elements. The print can be any style and any typeface.
Formal invitations have third person wording, but the semi-formal or contemporary wedding invitations have alternative wording. Wording like: “Our joy will be more complete if you will share in the marriage of…..” or “ parents names…..would be honoured to have you share in the joy of the marriage of their children…..” or “Because you have shared in their lives by your friendship and love, we invite you to share in the marriage of……..” or any other variation. There are many to choose from.
Informal wedding invitations are usually a single, heavyweight card and may be handwritten or pre-printed. Again, any colour, typeface or design element is acceptable. A traditional way of sending an informal wedding invitation is to use personal stationary and to write a short letter of invitation. Today, you can still write a personal invitation, or purchase a pre-printed card and fill out the wedding information.
The more formal the wedding, the more ‘rules’ you have around wedding invitations. The next topic on print styles covers all the different types of print used in wedding invitations.