Knowing What Wedding Anniversary Invitations Imply

Knowing What Wedding Anniversary Invitations Imply

For each year of marriage what unites you with each other apparently grows much stronger. An absolute means to celebrate the number of years with family and friends who played a special part of your lives is a party.

Prior to the invention of the printing press, town criers were the ones announcing any news communication to the public. Illiteracy were rampant those days so the practice of sending wedding invitations emerged among the nobility.Families of means would commission monks, skilled in the art of Calligraphy, to hand-craft their notices.

After the invention of the printing machine and literacy rates began to rise, printed invitations did became more common. Society figures like Amy Vanderbilt and Emily Post, wrote etiquette books and include guidelines to address invitations.

There are a lot of guides and lots of rules out there on this subject, and a lot of people get confused and frustrated with trying to stick to what is right. Things to include on anniversary invitations are the names of the couple, time and date, dress code, place to hold the event, and other pertinent details like themes and RSVP information. There are certain rules of etiquette that are observed when writing an invitation for truly formal events.

The task of putting invitations and enclosures can rather seem daunting. Place tissue over the invitation wording. If you have a map card, gift registry card, at home card or other enclosures put them on top of the tissue with the wording facing up. The reception card is placed on top of the tissue and various enclosures. Tuck the respond card under the respond envelope flap. With the address facing up, place the respond card and envelope on top of the reception card. Lay the assembled invitation into the inner envelope front facing the back flap. Set the inner envelope inside the outer envelope with the front of the inner envelope facing the back flap of the outer.

A wedding invitation is sent three to six weeks prior to the wedding date, to intimate the guests about the ceremony schedule so that they can make arrangements to be present at the occasion.

Remember that these invitations should be a reflection of you, if you feel like breaking from tradition and doing something a little different, have it your way! If sticking to traditional etiquette feels right to you, then you should. An anniversary party will likely be a success no matter what type it is as long as proper anniversary invitations were being prepared.