Rochester Brides & Grooms May - November 2017 Issue #51 - Page 54

I nvitations Wedding Invitations Its party time! After all of the effort you put into planning your wedding you deserve to have the best time possible on your honeymoon. The following suggestions can help ensure that you get the most out of your honeymoon. p hoto b y : W en dy W hen your guests receive your wedding invitation they will immediately know the style and mood of your wedding day. Because of their importance and expense, choose your invitations carefully. Look at several styles and colors which are available at most printing shops or personal businesses that specialize in wedding invitations (see the invitation businesses in this section). Who to Invite Sending a wedding invitation to a family member or friend is a sign of affection and respect. It also conveys your desire to make that person feel good about participating in your joyous occasion. You may want to prepare two lists - make one your first priority and the other your second priority. In your first priority list include both immediate families, attendants, spouses, fiancés or special escorts of the attendants, both sets of godparents if they’re close to you, your clergyman and their spouse. Your l or i a nde r in.c om by: second priority list should include distant relatives and family o t o friends, parents or siblings closest to you or your attendants, ph your bosses, best friends, close work associates, close leisure associates, close former teacher, close business associates of both sets of parents, doctor, lawyer and their spouses. Formal or Informal Invitations Formal invitations are engraved with black ink on heavy ivory or white paper. These are often kept as mementos of the wedding and are usually handsome and luxurious. Less formal invitations are done in a variety of creative ways. Some send handwritten notes in black ink on good quality white or ivory paper. Others print text on good quality stationery available in a variety of color stocks and inks. Perhaps you may want to include an illustration or photo with your invitation. 52 Rochester Brides & Grooms