By Ava Forsythe. Invitation Card Types. Published at Thursday, May 31st, 2018 - 11:06:18 AM.
Have a Pro Address Your Envelopes: When you order your invitations, see if you can take the envelopes home immediately (or as soon as possible). That way, if you're having someone other than your stationer (say, a calligrapher) print the return addresses on your envelopes (most stationers print the return addresses for little or no charge; it's often even included in the suite's price), they can get a head start. While you don't have to hire a calligrapher to address your envelopes, we highly recommend it—it looks beautiful and makes an elegant first impression. Traditionally, addresses are handwritten, so unless you have impeccable handwriting, it's best to leave the envelopes to a pro.
Celebrating Milestone Birthdays: While each and every birthday is certainly a cause for celebration, there are a few milestone ages where a proper birthday party is essential. More often than not, these milestone birthdays are filled with expectations for a big day that the birthday honoree has been looking forward to for a while now. Whether it’s time to celebrate a quinceanera, a 17th birthday, a 30th birthday or a 40th birthday, allow these extraordinary celebrations live up to their expectations with our articles filled with the perfect ideas and inspiration.
Play With the Shape and Size: A 4.5-inch-by-6.25-inch rectangular card is the traditional size and shape for wedding invitations. But couples are channeling more playful or modern vibes with circular, scalloped and square invitations. Don't forget to consider that veering away from the standard envelope size can increase the postage—bulky or extra-large invites may cost more to send.
Choose Your Words Wisely: Learn the rules to wording your invitation. Traditionally, whoever is hosting is listed first on the invitation. Customarily, you should spell everything out, including the time of the ceremony. On classic wedding invitations, there's always a request line after the host's name—something like "so and so request the honor of your presence." The wording can change as the hosting situation does, so make sure to double-check you've added everyone who should be included.
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