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Archive for July, 2006

Wedding Invitations | How to communicate your time line

Communicating the time line in your wedding invitations

This may seem silly to some of your, but if you are interested in a bit of trivia, there is an old
superstition that getting married on the half hour would bring good
fortune since the minute hand is ascending towards heaven, whereas
being married on the hour would lead to a bad marriage since, as with
the minute […]

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Wedding Invitation Etiquette regarding dates and abbreviations

The truth about dates and abbreviations in your wedding invitations

When composing your wedding invitations, the day of the week as well as the date are to be written out in
full. No abbreviations or numerals are to be used. The day of the week
comes first, followed by the date of the month and the month itself,
(for example: Saturday, the tenth of October). The word “on” […]

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Wedding Invitation Wording | Some common questions about proper spelling

How to use proper wedding etiquette in wording wedding invitations

Some more common questions we receive about wedding invitation wording is regarding the spelling of the words honour (or honor) and favour (or favor). What is correct and proper?
While most brides prefer honour, either is correct. It is a matter
of preference. The most important thing to remember is consistency. If
you use honour, then use […]

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How to word your wedding invitations when one of your parents is a judge

Proper wedding invitation wording when one of your parents is a judge

My father is a judge. Should he use “The Honorable” in my wedding invitation?
“The Honorable” is always used when addressing a judge. However it
would appear presumptuous for him to bestow that title upon himself.
When issuing the invitation, he should use “Judge” as his title.
My mother is a judge and my father is not, how should […]

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How to word your wedding invitations when one or both of your parents are ministers.

Wedding invitation wording when one or both of your parents are ministers

How should my parents names read on my wedding invitation? My father is a minister.
The invitation line should read. “The Reverend and Mrs. Stephen
Andrew Sampson.” If he also holds a doctorate degree, it could read
“The Reverend Doctor Stephen Andrew Sampson.” Neither should be
abbreviated. If the line is too long, it can be split to […]

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More on Wedding Invitation Etiquette regarding parent’s names

More on dealing with parent's name on wedding invitations

How should my parent’s names read in my wedding invitations, if my mother kept her maiden name?
The easiest way would be if she would agree to using “Mr. and Mrs.
Stephen Andrew Sampson” for the purposes of the wedding invitation. The
other way would be to print your mother’s name on the first line of the
invitation and […]

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Wedding Invitations | How to handle parent’s names when one or both are doctors?

How to handle titles, namely "Doctor" in wedding invitation wording

How do we word our wedding invitations where my mother is a medical doctor but my father is not?
Traditionally she would not use her title and the invitation would
read as any other invitation, however “times they are a changin’” and
many women feel slighted if they are unable to use their titles as men
have for generations. […]

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Your Fiancé is a lawyer, Fiancé prefers nickname | How to deal with these issues when crafting wording for your wedding invitations

More FAQs regarding wedding invitation wording concerning your fiancé.

My fiancé is a lawyer. May he use esquire?
“Esquire” is a title to designate status and it is an honor that is
bestowed on him by others addressing him, but would be presumptuous to
put that designation upon himself in a formal wedding invitation. It just would
not be proper. It is not recognized as proper on a […]

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How should the Groom’s name appear on the wedding invitations?

Etiquette regarding the Grooms name on the wedding invitations

The groom always uses his full name, preceded by his title.
Abbreviations are rarely used in invitations except for Mr. All other
titles such as “Doctor,” “The Reverend” should always be written out
although Doctor can be abbreviated if the name is exceptionally long.
If it is mentioned again anywhere in the wedding invitation, just be consistent
in the spelling. […]

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How should the bride’s name appear on the wedding invitations?

Etiquette regarding the bride's name on the wedding invitations

When the bride’s parents are issuing the wedding invitations, neither her title nor
last name is used since it is assumed that she has the same last name as her
parents. If her last name is different, then it is used. Nowadays some brides
like to include their title if it is doctor or esquire. That is not […]

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