Your choice of wedding invitations says so much more about your coming union than merely announcing the impending occurrence. True, your wedding invitations alert, inform, and invite, but if done so carefully…with some earnest thought…deliberately selected wedding invites: “set the tone” you will be bringing to your wedding, invite your guests to adjust their frame of mind (along with how to dress, whether formal or not so formal) and also declare to the public, as well as [to] your guests and participants, your joy and intent. In truth, your wedding invitations—upon receipt and opening—give an immediate impression of the degree of reverence in which you hold your coming ceremony. Stark white, 100% cotton, torn edge invitations with sweeping, elegant, pearlescent script say something entirely different than, say, wedding cards with a tropical motif in light blues and moss greens, wouldn’t you agree? Your choice of wording inside your wedding invitations and even your RSVP or bridal shower cards should be in keeping with the level of veneration you hold in your hearts, and hope to project to the public. Words like “honor” and “favor” are usually spelled “honour” and “favour” [these are Modern English spellings that have been perpetuated by tradition], and help maintain the respect you’ll want to convey for a formal wedding. Even informative details within wedding invitations don’t appear as with a letter. For example, typically, numerals are not used when spelling out dates, the year, and addresses printed inside formal wedding invitations, but there may be an exception to this traditional wedding etiquette, especially when you are planning a less than formal wedding. If you’ve chosen a theme or destination wedding, these will also be important considerations when planning which wedding invites to mail out. A black and white photograph of the bride and groom, fully attired, is appropriate for a formal wedding invitation, while a color shot of the happy couple, dressed in blue jeans, on a park bench, would obviously project an air of casualness you would only want if you were planning a “less stuffy” wedding. Either approach is fine, accordingly, for whichever spirit you wish to convey. So self-interview between yourselves…review the available budget…the proposed venue…the guests who are likely to attend…and with all of these elements, choose your wedding invitations with these things in mind. If you proceed with these suggestions in mind, you’re sure to choose the ideal wedding invitations for your most significant of Life events. Information provided as a service by Beautiful Wedding Invitations.