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Handwritten Invitations

Published: 17 Mar 2010 - in invitations
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Your wedding invitation will be used not only as an invite, but to give your guests a good idea as to the type of wedding it is going to be. You do not need to state on the invite whether it will be a formal or informal wedding, providing you take the necessary precautions with your invitations.

Plenty of couples will love having handwritten wedding invitations for their nuptials. They are an excellent way to save on costs as well as being very personal.

Appropriateness of Handwritten Wedding Invitations

Years ago, handwritten invitations were the most formal way of inviting guests. However, over time this has changed and now an engraved invitation is considered the ‘proper’ form of invitation for very formal weddings.

In today’s society, handwritten invitations are appropriate if you are having a small wedding, with the only guests being close family and friends. If you have decided to opt for a bigger but still informal celebration, a hand written invitation is also consider ‘proper’.

Forming a Handwritten Wedding Invitation

Handwritten invitations are a very personal way to invite guests to your wedding. Traditional handwritten invites would normally take the form of a small note or a personal letter.

The great thing about a handwritten invitation is that each one does not need to be worded in precisely the same way. If you are sending an invite to a guest you are particularly close to, this can be worded more personally and informally. However an invite you are sending to someone you are not too close to can be written in a slightly more formal manner as most invites are.

We advise you use letter sheets made from cotton fibre paper for your handwritten invites which are usually white. If you want to, you can also add a personal embossed monogram to make the paper look more fanciful. Dark blue and black inks are the only two acceptable inks to use for handwritten wedding invitations. Do not use ball point pens.

If you have a fair few invitations that need to be handwritten, you can enlist the help of your family and friends and have lots of fun writing your invitations.

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