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50 Wooden Flower Place Cards Giveaway from @CompanyFortyTwo

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This weeks giveaway features these 50 of these beautiful 3″ Wooden Flower Place Cards from Company Forty Two, valued at $200! These will make a great addition to your wedding table-scapes!

Specifics:
~50 3″ Wooden Flower Place Cards
~Printing and assembly of name tags included
~Flowers can be used as place cards OR escort cards OR napkin ring holders for those who do not need wedding stationery.
~You can pick the flower color of your choice! Color choices can be found here: http://etsy.com/listing/113553940/samples-wooden-flower-wedding-place

 

 

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Wedding Invitation Wording Etiquette

invitation by Appleberry Ink on EtsyAlong with the style of the design, your wording on an invitation will set the tone for your big day. It will let your guests know if it’s going to be in a church or outdoors and it’ll let them know if it’s formal or casual. There are a lot of etiquette rules, especially when it comes to wedding invitations. Let’s just focus on some of the main ones.

 

HOSTING

Start your wording off based on who’s hosting the wedding.

If the bride’s parents are paying for everything:

Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Anderson
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter…

If both sets of parents are paying for everything:

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Cooper
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter
Sarah Marie
to
Christopher Stephen
son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Davidson…

If both sets of parents are hosting:

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Cooper
and
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Davidson
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their children…

If just the couple themselves is paying:

Sarah Marie Cooper
and
Christopher Stephen Davidson
request the honour of your presence
at their marriage

If everyone is pitching in on the wedding:

Together with their families
Sarah Marie Cooper
and
Christopher Stephen Davidson
request the honour of your presence
as they exchange wedding vows
(you may omit middle names for a less formal approach)

 

HONOUR vs. PLEASURE

The phrase “request the honour of your presence” is traditionally used if a ceremony is in a place of worship. “Request the pleasure of your company” is used for a ceremony in a non-religious location.

 

PUNCTUATION

Punctuation is not used at the ends of lines. But, commas may be used within the lines (between day/date, city/state, etc.).

 

CAPITALIZATION

Only proper nouns should be capitalized (names, church name, streets, etc.), except at beginning of a new sentence, like “Reception to follow”.

 

NUMBERS

Numbers are spelled out, except in the street addresses. Casual weddings, or for contemporary look, you may use numbers in the invitation.

 

DATE

When writing the date, the days and numbers should be spelled out. The day is written first, then the date and month. The year is written on the following line.

British wording is traditionally worded “two thousand and ten”, American version is “two thousand ten”.

 

TIME

  • Abbreviations “a.m.” and “p.m.” should not be used, instead use “in the morning” or “in the evening” (if it’s held between 8-10 p.m.).
  • The proper reference to a half hour is “half after,” not “half past.” So 7:30 would be written as “ half after seven o’clock”.
  • Times between Noon and 5:30 pm are considered the afternoon. After 6:00 p.m. is evening.

 

ABBREVIATIONS

  • No abbreviations should be used on the invitation. Either spell out a name or leave it out: Jonathan Richard Cooper or Jonathan Cooper…never Jonathan R. Cooper. Exceptions are: “Mr.” and “Mrs.”
  • Road, Street, Avenue, Reverend, Doctor and all military titles should be spelled out.
  • Etiquette experts prefer “junior” to be spelled out. The “j” is not capitalized.

 

REGISTRY INFO

It’s not proper etiquette to include registry info on your invitations. It makes it seem as if you’re expecting your guests to bring gifts. If you wish to include charity donation information, that may be acceptable. Registry info is usually spread by word-of-mouth and can be listed on bridal shower invitations.

 

NO CHILDREN

It is considered inappropriate to write “no children please” anywhere in the invitation suite. A more acceptable (although questionable) way to tackle this is to include a separate reception card in your invitation suite containing the reception details. The last line can state “Adult Only Reception”. Ideally, it is best to share this situation by word of mouth via family members and friends, before the wedding.

Written by Teresa of Appleberry Ink, a memeber of the Etsy Wedding Team. Her invitations and wedding stationery can be found on Etsy at http://www.etsy.com/shop/appleberryink