Bridal Club Magazine
Choosing the Proper Wedding Announcements
Announcing your wedding is an exciting and busy component of
wedding planning. Besides the usual invites and personal wedding
announcements you make to very close friends and love ones, there
is some traditional and standard etiquette often used when both
inviting and thanking guests for celebrating and attending your
These cards are used to announce your engagement to friends and
relatives. They can also be used as invitations to a bridal shower
or engagement party.
Wedding invitations are available in many different varieties and
are the classic wedding announcement. You can have them
professionally printed, or print them yourself. These options give
you plenty of room to express yourself and your sentiments.
Whichever option you choose, it's always recommended that you
purchase invitations and envelopes to match at the same time. This
is just a precaution to ensure there will be no variations in the
size of your envelopes. Inside of the mailing envelope, your
invitation should rest in an inner-envelope, as this is proper
invitation etiquette. The inner-envelope should only bear the name
of the invitee.
These cards are to be sent to guests of your wedding reception,
who many not have been invited to the ceremony. This is
increasingly popular among re-married couples who only wish to have
their relatives present at the reception without sending formal
wedding announcements to out-of-touch friends. Reception
announements are also embraced by many couples who wish to
celebrate a milestone anniversary.
These cards should coordinate with your wedding invitation. Each
card should be placed in the same envelope with pre-paid postage
and a return envelope.
The most popular wedding programs are printed on standard-sized
paper and folded in half to make a booklet. These booklets are
handed out to your guests by the ushers who escort them to their
seats. Each wedding program will inform family members who the
members of the wedding party are.
Thank You Notes
Always send thank-you notes to the guests who attended your
wedding 4-6 weeks after your wedding date. These cards really
should be personalized, preferably hand-written. It tells your
guests that their presence was especially important to you. All
guests who recieved any form of wedding announements from the host
of the wedding should be sent a thank you note.
At your wedding ceremony, your guests are asked to express a
special sentiment in your guest book. Typically, the bride and
groom choose young women to sit with the guest book and encourage
your guests to sign it. Some family members may choose to wish an
expression of good wishes, others will write a favorite quote or
love poem. These expressions, once compiled on the pages of your
guest book, will make a wonderful keepsake that you can treasure
forever. Although not wedding announcements, these entries signify
and capture memories to relish for years to come
Article Source: Free Wedding
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