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Feeling overwhelmed with the amount of information you want to include on your wedding invitations and don’t know where to start? Don’t worry, I have some suggestions to help with the wording to use on wedding invitations. The words help to set the tone to give your guests an idea of what to expect on the wedding day.

Formal or informal wedding?

I advise to start with thinking about whether your wedding day is formal or informal. If it’s a more formal affair, then your wedding invitations could be your parents or family officially inviting the guests to your big day.

Wedding stationery with gold calligraphy and white text on a watercolour burgundy background

Jo Greenfield

Many of the couples I work with on their wedding stationery choose a less formal approach where the invitation is sent to guests by the couple. This is often where I use hand drawn calligraphy to personalise the invitations with the couple’s names.

I have a curated collection of wedding invitation suites on my website. All of the collections can be changed to suit the colours of your wedding day. This shows the Ellie stationery collection which combines gold calligraphy with a hand drawn illustration of the wedding venue on crisp dusky pink and white card.

Wedding invitation with gold calligraphy and a wedding venue illustration on pale pink and white card

Holly Booth Studio

If you’d like to get a feel for the type of card and finish of an invitation pack, I have a range of wedding invitation sample packs which can be bought here. Such as the Ali invitation with gold calligraphy on a watercolour green background.

Wedding invitation with gold calligraphy on a green watercolour background

Holly Booth Studio

What does the invitation suite include?

The wedding invitation suite contains all the essential information such as the wedding venue and time on the invitation itself. The details card includes useful information such as car parking, taxi numbers and accommodation options. RSVP cards are an essential part of the invitation suite and are a good opportunity to ask for any dietary requirements or their favourite song for the evening playlist!

Wedding invitation with white calligraphy on neutral card with vellum layers and a gold wax seal. Styled with wedding perfume and jewellery.

Studio Rouge

Many couples are worried about saying their wedding is not including children or asking for money as a wedding gift. When we work together on your wedding stationery I can provide some wording examples to help avoid feeling awkward about either of these!

Guest Personalisation on Wedding Invitations

I recommend being really clear on the invitations on exactly who is invited to the big day. There are beautiful ways of doing so by including printed guest names or printing the names onto a bellyband which ties the wedding invitation suite together. The Emma stationery collection demonstrates this with a vellum bellyband around the invitation with the guests’ names.

Wedding stationery collection with gold calligraphy on white and black card with vellum layers and a personalised guest bellyband

Holly Booth Studio

Personalised Wedding Invitations

My website and Instagram account are full of inspiration for wedding stationery. The curated collection of designs is always a good starting point to see which designs you prefer. Have a browse and contact me here with what you are looking for. I’d love to work with you to create your wedding stationery.

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