Wording & Etiquette
Along with the design that you choose, the wording of your stationery sets the tone for your event. Whether you choose a traditional or contemporary style of wording, there are always ways in which you can make your invitations personal and unique.
Choosing your wording
The wording for every item in all of our suites is completely your choice. You can for example, include your response information or gift information on your wedding invitations, point guests to web sites instead of relying on direction cards, include menu selections on your response card or accommodation information on your save the dates. If you are unsure about what may be appropriate please don't hesitate to ask us for advice.
Download our wording suggestions (PDF) below for example wording, or contact us for advice on wording and etiquette – we are more than happy to help in any way.
- Invitation wording (PDF)
- Gift card wording (PDF)
- Thank you card wording (PDF)
- Save the date wording (PDF)
- Program cover wording (PDF)
Personally addressing your guests
We can't offer letterpress printed guest names on invitations due to the printing process. However, if you would like to personally address your guests on your invitations, there are a number of options:
Hand written names
You may consider adding a line or space in your design where you can later handwrite or calligraph your guest names. This is common for wedding invitations in Australia, and adds a personal touch to your invitations.
An alternative and popular option is to use name bands. A name band is a paper wrap digitally printed with guest names and folded around your invitation and other items. They are great for personally addressing your guests, and for holding all of your invitation pieces together. Our name bands are digitally printed with your guest names, and provided to you trimmed with a adhesive strip ready for wrapping. Find out more about our name bands.
Languages other than english
If you require more than one language for your invitations, please contact us about the options available. We can combine 2 languages on the same invitation for no charge, or we can design and print two separate invitation sets for you – one in English and a second invitation in the language of your choice for an additional fee.
When sending us your wording for a language other than English, we also recommend emailing us a scanned print out of the text. Proofreading is especially important for languages other than English, and we highly recommend checking the final copy with other language speakers before approving your design for printing.