First impressions are very important. Let your guests know about your wedding by sending them a stylish invitation.
For anything other than a small wedding, printed or engraved invitations are usually the most convenient.
Settle on a design within your budget and always leave yourself enough time to check the wording incase of errors or last minute changes.
Invitations should be sent out around six weeks before the wedding day or earlier than that if your wedding is taking place at a busy time of the year- for example, during Christmas.
Style, calligraphy and quick wins
- Usually, in Nigeria, invitations are sent out from both parents with the bride’s parents names appearing first followed by the groom’s.
- The text should be legible as certain colours are not fit for printing on stationery
- Names of guests are hand-written in the top left corner or the space provided in the wording of the invitation.
- It is courteous to send one to the minister and his wife.
- A reception may follow the marriage and you may wish guests to wear Marsala head tie and caps. If so, Marsala is printed in the bottom right hand corner as the colour of the day.
- RSVP is a request for a response from the invited person or people. It is derived from the French phrase Répondez s’il vous plaît, literally “Reply if you please” or “Reply please”. Close friends or family are usually used as the contact person for RSVP.
Remember that invitations are a great way to set the tone of your wedding, so don’t be afraid to get creative.
Cheers to a beautiful married life.
Writer: Vimos Events, Wedding Planner, Port Harcourt, 0708 433 4165
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