Is There a Polite Way to RSVP “No” When You Really Should Go

Wedding Wording & Etiquette

Pristine Specialty Response Set by PaperDirect

Your second cousin twice-removed’s fourth – but still surprisingly formal – wedding. Your college roommate’s third baby shower in as many years. Your husband’s annual – always potluck-style, never-catered – work party, held in the dank, gloomy break room in the back of the warehouse. Maybe it’s for the benefit of your mental health, your wallet, the sake of convenience,…

Thank You Notes for Gifts You Don’t Love

Wedding Wording & Etiquette

We all know that feeling–the feeling you get when you open a gift (especially if the gift giver is sitting next to you) that you really don’t love but you have to be gracious and appear as though it’s wonderful and that you love it! Sometimes we even have to write thank you notes for gifts we’re less than thrilled…

Wedding Response Card Wording for DIY Weddings

Wedding Wording & Etiquette

Supreme Black Response Set

If you’re in the midst of planning a do-it-yourself (DIY) wedding, you may find yourself amazed at the number of items that must be tended to, decisions that must be made, and minute details that must be addressed. Have you thought about your wedding response card wording yet? Are you not even sure you know what a wedding response card…

Christian Wedding Invitation Wording

Wedding Wording & Etiquette

Dumont Specialty Folded Invitations

Your invitation wording is very important because it must convey the thoughts and feelings that you and your future spouse hold true. Also, the wording on your wedding invitation is something that requires thought regarding your guests because the invitation is the first impression they will have of your wedding, and many people keep the wedding invitation as a souvenir….

Is It Wrong to Email Wedding Thank You Cards?

Wedding Wording & Etiquette

Elegant Affair Photo NoteCards

In a sentence–Yes, it’s wrong to email wedding thank you cards. If your guest took the time to buy you a wedding gift, you must send a handwritten wedding thank you card. Simply put, an email to say “thank you” will not suffice. We often post blogs related to DIY (do-it-yourself weddings) and wedding etiquette, so the PaperDirect blog is…

Wedding Program Wording: What to Include

Wedding Wording & Etiquette

One Rose Programs by PaperDirect

Wedding programs are incredibly unique–the layout, the adornments, and the content for every wedding program is different. And since many people keep wedding programs as a “souvenir” of the special day, it’s important to have a beautifully crafted, professionally worded wedding program. If you have been struggling with wedding program wording, we have some tips for you that will help…

Wedding Thank You Note Etiquette

Wedding Wording & Etiquette

Dancing Daisies Correspondence Card Set

Writing wedding thank you notes may seem like a daunting task, but it’s a necessary one. Wedding thank you note etiquette experts will suggest various and numerous tips for sending out thank you notes after your wedding, but if you follow these simple wedding thank you note etiquette “rules,” your guests will feel that their gift was appreciated. It’s in…

Proper Wedding Thank You Card Wording

Wedding Wording & Etiquette

Ribbon of My Heart NoteCards

Writing thank you notes after your wedding is a must. Even in this world where most correspondence is done electronically, when it comes to thanking your guests for the wedding presents you received, nothing but a handwritten thank you card is acceptable. An email, voicemail, and especially a text message saying “thank you” for the gift are all simply unacceptable….

Homecoming Tips for Military Marriages

Wedding Wording & Etiquette

All American Casual Invitations

Military weddings can be both exciting and difficult. There is nothing more exciting than pledging your love to your soul mate and vowing to love and honor that person for the rest of your life. But after your military wedding, one or both of you may be deployed, and separating a newly married couple can sometimes complicate marital issues. First…

Examples of Wedding Card Thank You Note Wording

Wedding Wording & Etiquette

Elegant Lilies Specialty NoteCards

When you just have just a few short sentences to express your gratitude for a generous gift, you want to make sure the wording of your wedding thank you note is spot on. Don’t get hung up on the length of your wedding thank you note. You can say what you have to say in just a few sentences, and…

Wedding Invitations – Response Cards and Their Wording

Wedding Wording & Etiquette

Pristine Response Set

Weddings take a ton of planning and making changes to plans in order to have the wedding come off exactly the way the bride wants it to. This means attention has to be paid to every detail along the way. Perhaps the most important part of the wedding planning is the invitation because that is often the first indication to…

Wedding Invitation Wording for Military Titles

Wedding Wording & Etiquette

Pristine Flat Invitations

When writing military wedding invitations, the same rules of etiquette apply as in general or non-military weddings. The difference however, is in the use of military titles. While some brides who are in the military choose to omit mention of military titles in their military wedding invitation wording, it is also perfectly acceptable to include her military title in the…

Wedding Invitations Etiquette & Wording

Wedding Wording & Etiquette

Whisper Pocket Invitations

The Value of Following Wedding Etiquette Whether you are planning a small, informal wedding or an extravagant event, you will want to make sure that you start your marriage  on the right foot with your extended family. Wedding etiquette helps guide a bride and groom and provides an assurance you have done your best to properly acknowledged important parties and…

Wedding Invitation Wording for Complex Relationships

Wedding Wording & Etiquette

Bubble Bash Invitation Papers

When it comes to wedding invitation wording, ensuring all the aspects of a relationship are covered is important. Knowing how, or whom to include can sometimes be difficult. However, since weddings are such special occasions, it is important to use the opportunity to honor important people in your life. Even in difficult situations, following etiquette can not only help family…

How Many Wedding Invitations Do I need?

Wedding Wording & Etiquette

Enchanting Invitation Papers

Whether you are planning a small, informal wedding or an extravagant event, you will want to make sure that you start your marriage knowing that you have properly acknowledged important parties and avoided any unnecessary hurt. Wedding etiquette is your best guide in gauging how many wedding invitations you will need. The number of invitations you’ll need is not equal…

Traditional Wedding Invitation Wording

Wedding Wording & Etiquette

Loops Flat Invitations by PaperDirect

Weddings are a momentous occasion that most people hope to share with friends and family. No matter the type of wedding, or where it is held, it is important that we follow wedding invitation etiquette to properly honor the hosts and or parents. How an invitation is written gives guests important cues on relationship dynamics and helps them to avoid…

Writing Wedding Invitations

Wedding Wording & Etiquette

Writing wedding invitations is one of the first and most important tasks you do for your wedding. After choosing a wedding invitation style that best reflects the style of your wedding, the next step is to match the style of the wording to the style of the invitation. Even in very casual weddings, it is important to adhere to proper…

Successful Wedding Tips: Wedding Thank-You Note Etiquette

Wedding Wording & Etiquette

Thank You Notes Etiquette & Wording Wedding etiquette has just as many little details as etiquette for any other occasion. In order to adhere to all of these details, understanding the nuances of why you have to follow them helps to understand what to do. Wedding thank you etiquette is no different, and here are the basics of the procedures…

How to Address Wedding Invitations

Wedding Wording & Etiquette

Invitation Envelopes Etiquette & Wording As with any aspect of a formal occasion, every nuance of etiquette needs to be followed. There are conventions for thank you notes, for invitation wording and even on how to properly address wedding invitations and envelopes. By sticking to the rules of etiquette that are pertinent to this particular aspect of the wedding invitation,…