Sand Scripts' Online Party Invitation and Birth Announcement Catalog
Wording Suggestions

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  • PARTY INVITATIONS
    Generally Accepted Etiquette
    Please join me in celebrating my
    # Birthday
    date
    time
    place
    location

    host

    Please join us to celebrate
    event
    date
    time
    place
    location
    Please be our guest at a
    Surprise Event Party
    The guest of honor is
    Name
    date
    time
    place

    host

    We're having a party
    And we hope that you'll come
    date
    time
    place
    location
    host
    NOTES
    TITLES

    Reverend, Doctor, Captain are not generally abbreviated unless there is a lack of space
    SUFFIXES

  • "Roman numerals (II, III...)", "Jr.", "Sr.", are preceded by a comma
  • "Jr." is capitalized, but "junior" is not capitalized when spelled out
  • "HONOR" vs. "HONOUR"
    Honor

    An event in behalf of a specific person, place or thing..."In honor of Bessie's retirement"
    Honour

    Presence requested of guests at an event..."The honour of your presence is requested"
    DATES
    Day

    day of the week and month is always capitalized, date is not
    on Saturday, the sixteenth of November
    Year

    first letter of year may or may not be capitalized
    "Nineteen ninety-eight" or
    "nineteen ninety-eight"
    "Nineteen ninety-nine" or
    "nineteen ninety-nine"
    "Two thousand" or
    "two thousand"
    "Two thousand and one" or
    "two thousand and one"
    TIME
    hour or half hour

  • hour is not capitalized
  • hour is usually followed by o'clock for times on the hour
  • or hour-thirty or half past hour o'clock
  • following the hour

  • "a.m." or "p.m."
  • or write it out as follows
    before 12 pm - "in the morning"
    before 6 pm - "in the afternoon"
    after 6 pm - "in the evening"
  • RECEPTION VERSES
    Generally Accepted Etiquette
    To help us celebrate,
    please join us for a Reception
    ...location...
    The pleasure of your company is requested
    at the Reception
    immediately following the ceremony
    ...location...
    ...address...
    We invite you to share with us
    our joy at the Reception
    immediately following the ceremony
    location
    Please join us for a reception
    at two o'clock in the afternoon
    ...location...
    RESPONSE CARD VERSES
    often RSVP information is put directly onto the invitation as corner copy
    The favor of a
    reply is requested
    on or before ....date....
    Name____________
    ____accepts _____regrets
    or
    M__________
    Number of persons____
    or
    ___will attend
    ____will not attend
    or
    ____will ____will not attend
    will_______attend
    The courtesy of a reply is requested
    by ...date...
    M______________
    Please indicate number of each
    _______Chicken ______Beef
    M__________________
    ____can ____cannot
    accept your kind invitation
    Kindly (or Please) respond on or before
    ...date...
    M___________
    Number attending___
    THANK YOU CARD VERSES
    see wedding and all occasion thank you notes
    REHEARSAL DINNER INVITATIONS
    most often hosted by the groom's parents
    Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Orlando
    cordially invite you to attend
    the Rehearsal Dinner for
    Lisa Thompkins
    and
    Allen Orlando
    on Friday, the third of September
    nineteen hundred and ninety-eight
    at eight o'clock in the evening
    Twin Oaks Country Club
    Craigmount, Vermont
    We request the pleasure of your company
    at the Rehearsal Dinner in honor of
    Lisa Thompkins
    and
    Allen Orlando
    on Friday, September fourth
    at eight-thirty in the evening
    Twin Oaks Country Club
    Craigmount, Vermont

    Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Orlando

    BRIDAL SHOWER INVITATIONS
    Rosalyn O'Hara
    and
    Donald Summer
    are soon to be wed
    You are invited to a
    Wedding Shower for the couple
    on Saturday the fourteenth of September
    nineteen hundred and ninety-nine
    at four o'clock in the afternoon
    Ann Marie Welsh's home
    1234 Hunterton Avenue
    Wall Township, Pennsylvania
    The honour of your presence is requested
    at a
    Surprise Bridal Shower
    in honor of
    Natasha Woods
    on Sunday, May third
    nineteen hundred and ninety-eight
    at three o'clock in the afternoon
    Lou's Italian Kitchen
    Oswego, New York
    ENGAGEMENT PARTY INVITATIONS
    Introducing the future
    Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Washington
    Please join us for an Engagement Party
    honoring
    Terry and Tyler
    on Saturday the fifteenth of June
    at seven o'clock in the evening
    .....location....
    ...address...
    ...city, state...

    ...hosts...

    The honour of your presence is requested
    at a
    Surprise Bridal Shower
    in honor of
    Natasha Woods
    on Sunday, May third
    nineteen hundred and ninety-eight
    at three o'clock in the afternoon
    Lou's Italian Kitchen
    Oswego, New York
    BABY SHOWER INVITATIONS
    Don't forget the corner copy for registration location(s)
    Bottles and booties
    and bibs and more -
    let's shower the baby
    with gifts galore!
    Please come to a baby shower for
    mom or parents to be
    date
    time
    host
    place
    We have the formula for fun!
    A Baby Shower for
    mom to be
    We're expecting you

    date
    time
    place
    host
    BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT
    We are happy to announce
    the birth of our son/daughter
    Baby's Name
    day
    time
    weight
    size
    Parents
    A bundle of joy!
    Our new arrival
    Baby's Name
    was delivered from above
    day
    time
    weight
    size
    Parents
    Double the diapers
    double the pins
    Double the sleepers
    We've just had twins!
    We are all "two" happy
    to announce the arrival of
    Baby's Name
    weight
    Baby's Name
    weight
    day
    Parents
    Sibling Name
    would like to introduce to you
    his/her brother/sister
    Baby's Name
    Day
    Weight
    Length
    Parents
    ANNIVERSARY INVITATIONS
    We invite you to share
    a special moment in our lives
    as we celebrate our
    Year Wedding Anniversary
    Join us for Event
    Time
    Day
    Year
    Location
    Names
    Because you have shared in their lives
    by your friendship and love
    we invite you to join
    in the celebration of the
    Year Wedding Anniversary
    of our parents
    Names
    Date
    Year
    Time
    Location
    Hosts
    Glossary of Terms and Special Formatting

    Wording suggestions for Wedding Invitations
    Addressing and Mailing Information

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