Informal Wedding Invitations
Suggestions on writing an informal wedding invite.
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Writing invitations for informal weddings is a bit different than
invitations for more formal ones. Since we have encountered many that
have struggled to piece their invite together, we have provided some tips
on writing an informal wedding invite below.
Does “keep it simple stupid” ring a bell? Well, KISS couldn’t be more
applicable to informal wedding invites. Most people forget that they have
to include a significant amount of information in their invites and thus
proceed to cram it with useless junk. Overcrowding your invite is one of
the worst things you can do. Not only may you confuse guests, but you may
also encourage them to gloss over important information. Find a special
quote or an excerpt from a poem, select a place for it in your invite and
wrap up the process. There’s no need to add additional reading material.
While addressing your potential guest in the invite, feel free to use
lower diction wording – just don’t exaggerate. You want to avoid using
slang words or any other words that could be considered inappropriate.
Finally, don’t focus too much attention on the small details. Many people
spend days trying to decide whether a particular part of their informal
invite needs to be capitalized or italicized. These types of things
aren’t important to us. If we were writing a more formal invite, we would
dedicate much more attention to these smaller details.
As a final reminder, be sure to mail out your invitations several weeks
prior to your wedding. You don’t want to procrastinate on the wedding
invitation process and have the invites mailed out a mere week before the
wedding. You need to give your guests plenty of notice before you hold
your wedding. Otherwise, you may find that attendance is minimal. Get
working on your invites as quickly as possible to ensure that everyone on
your guest list makes it to your wedding.