Wedding Invitations Etiquette

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2 Table of Cont ent s Chapt er 1: Engagement Announcement s...................................................................................... 5 W r i t i ng a New spaper Engagement Announcement & W or di ng ............................................................... 5 Et i quet t e f or Acknow l edgi ng Fami l y ........................................................................................................ 6 W hen t o Announce Your Engagement ..................................................................................................... 7 W her e t o Announce Your Engagement ................................................................................................... 7 Gui del i nes f or Incl udi ng an Image ........................................................................................................... 7 Chapt er 2: Weddi ng Save t he Dat e Car ds ..................................................................................... 9 W hat t o Incl ude on a Save t he Dat e Car d ................................................................................................ 9 Et i quet t e f or Acknow l edgi ng Guest s ..................................................................................................... 11 W hen t o Or der W eddi ng Save t he Dat e Car ds....................................................................................... 11 W hen t o Send Save t he Dat e Car ds ....................................................................................................... 12 Popul ar Save t he Dat e Car d W or di ng .................................................................................................... 12 Chapt er 3: Weddi ng Invi t at i ons .................................................................................................. 14 W hat t o Incl ude i n a W eddi ng Invi t at i on ............................................................................................... 14 Et i quet t e f or Acknow l edgi ng Guest s ..................................................................................................... 15 W hen t o Or der W eddi ng Invi t at i ons...................................................................................................... 16 W hen t o Send W eddi ng Invi t at i ons ....................................................................................................... 16 Popul ar W eddi ng Invi t at i on W or di ng .................................................................................................... 17 Popul ar W eddi ng Invi t at i on W or di ng .................................................................................................... 21 Response Car ds..................................................................................................................................... 22 Popul ar w eddi ng i nvi t at i on r esponse car d w or di ng ............................................................................... 22 Invi t at i on Assembl y............................................................................................................................... 23 Post age................................................................................................................................................. 25 CHAPTER 4: W EDDI NG RECEPTI ON ONLY INVI TATI ONS ......................................................................... 26 W hat t o Incl ude on a W eddi ng Recept i on Invi t at i on ............................................................................. 26 W eddi ng Recept i on Invi t at i on For mat s ................................................................................................. 27 3 W hen t o Or der W eddi ng Recept i on Invi t at i ons ..................................................................................... 28 W hen t o Send Recept i on Onl y Invi t at i ons ............................................................................................. 28 Popul ar W eddi ng Recept i on Invi t at i on W or di ng.................................................................................... 29 CHAPTER 5: W EDDI NG REHEARSAL DI NNER INVI TATI ONS...................................................................... 31 W hat t o Incl ude i n a W eddi ng Rehear sal Di nner Invi t at i on .................................................................... 32 Rehear sal Di nner Invi t at i on For mat ....................................................................................................... 32 Et i quet t e f or Acknow l edgi ng Guest s ..................................................................................................... 33 W hen t o Or der Rehear sal Di nner Invi t at i ons ......................................................................................... 33 W hen t o Send W eddi ng Rehear sal Di nner Invi t at i ons............................................................................ 33 Popul ar W eddi ng Rehear sal Di nner Invi t at i on W or di ng......................................................................... 34 Ot her W eddi ng W eek Act i vi t i es ............................................................................................................ 35 Chapt er 6: Weddi ng Par t y Invi t at i ons ......................................................................................... 36 W hat t o Incl ude i n a W eddi ng Par t y Invi t at i on ...................................................................................... 37 W eddi ng Par t y Invi t at i on For mat .......................................................................................................... 37 W hen t o Or der W eddi ng Par t y Invi t at i ons............................................................................................. 38 W hen t o Send W eddi ng Par t y Invi t at i ons .............................................................................................. 38 Popul ar W eddi ng Par t y Invi t at i on W or di ng ........................................................................................... 38 CHAPTER 7: BRI DAL SHOW ER INVI TATI ONS ......................................................................................... 40 W hat t o Incl ude i n a Br i dal Show er Invi t at i on........................................................................................ 41 Br i dal Show er Invi t at i on For mat ............................................................................................................ 41 Et i quet t e f or Acknow l edgi ng Guest s ..................................................................................................... 41 W hen t o Or der Br i dal Show er Invi t at i ons .............................................................................................. 42 W hen t o Send Br i dal Show er Invi t at i ons ............................................................................................... 42 Popul ar Br i dal Show er Invi t at i on W or di ng............................................................................................. 43 Chapt er 8: Bachel or Par t y Invi t at i ons and Bachel or et t e Par t y Invi t at i ons.................................. 44 W hat t o Incl ude i n a Bachel or or Bachel or et t e Par t y Invi t at i on ............................................................. 44 Bachel or and Bachel or et t e Par t y Invi t at i on For mat ............................................................................... 45 4 Et i quet t e f or Acknow l edgi ng Guest s ..................................................................................................... 45 W hen t o Or der Bachel or and Bachel or et t e Par t y Invi t at i ons ................................................................. 45 W hen t o Send Bachel or and Bachel or et t e Par t y Invi t at i ons................................................................... 46 Popul ar Bachel or and Bachel or et t e Show er Invi t at i on W or di ng ............................................................ 46 CHAPTER 9: W EDDI NG CEREM ONY PROGRAM S ................................................................................... 47 W hat t o Incl ude i n a W eddi ng Pr ogr am ................................................................................................. 47 W eddi ng Cer emony Pr ogr am For mat .................................................................................................... 48 W eddi ng Pr ogr am Et i quet t e.................................................................................................................. 48 W hen t o Or der W eddi ng Pr ogr ams ....................................................................................................... 49 Popul ar W eddi ng Pr ogr am W or di ng...................................................................................................... 49 CHAPTER 10: W EDDI NG THANK YOU CARD ETI QUETTE......................................................................... 53 How t o Pr epar e f or W eddi ng Thank You Car ds...................................................................................... 53 W hat t o Incl ude i n a W eddi ng Thank You Car d ...................................................................................... 54 Et i quet t e f or Acknow l edgi ng Gi f t s......................................................................................................... 54 Et i quet t e f or Acknow l edgi ng M oney ..................................................................................................... 54 W ho Recei ves a W eddi ng Thank You Car d..................................................