Wedding ceremonies and receptions do not necessarily have the same number of guests.
Many couples, especially those in which the bride is a second-time bride, have small, intimate ceremonies with larger receptions afterwards. Since more people are invited to the reception than the ceremony, the invitations are for the reception. Guests invited to the ceremony are sent ceremony cards with their reception invitations.
Reception invitations always “request the pleasure of your company,” since the reception is not being held in a house of worship. The word “and” is used to join the names of the bride and groom. The phrases “marriage reception” and “wedding reception” are both correct. “Marriage reception” is the more traditional of the two. However, many brides prefer “wedding reception” on the grounds that a wedding is the act of getting married while marriage is the result of that decision.
Speakeasy-inspired cocktails. Old fashioned shaves. British aristocracy. What’s old is new again, and, as purveyors of classic correspondence, we are quite delighted about this trend toward slowing down.
And so in the spirit of stopping to smell the roses, today we’d like to celebrate the calling card.
The Victorians, with their penchant for classifying everything, created a list of symbolic wedding anniversary gifts that is still very much in vogue today.
Here are the traditional anniversary gifts for each year:
You love a good party, which is probably why you get invited to so many. (That and your incredible charm and wit). Here’s how to accept — or decline — an invitation.
Filling in Reply Cards
Reply cards are sent with invitations in order to give recipients an easy and convenient way to respond. They should be returned promptly. Your name, preceded by your title is written in following the “M” in the space provided (that is what the “M” is for). If you will be attending the event, the space between “will” and “attend” is left blank. If you will not be attending, write “not” in that space.
Mr. President. Madam Ambassador. Your Excellency. A guide to sending impeccably addressed correspondence.
As with the clothes you wear, the stationery you use makes a statement. When you create and assemble your “stationery wardrobe,” keep in mind the impression you hope to make. Your stationery should reflect both your personality and the type of correspondence you’re sending.
With that in mind, there are three questions you should ask yourself when creating your perfect stationery wardrobe. Let’s dive in, shall we?
From formal dinners to Bar Mitzvahs, every party comes with its own invitation etiquette. Here’s how to make sure your soiree is properly presented to potential guests.
Hear ye, hear ye. From new bundles of joy to holiday cheer, here’s how to spread the news with stateliness.
Professional Stationery Wardrobe Essentials
Some say the clothes make the man. We like to say the stationery makes the man. And woman, of course.
There are many types of stationery that you might wish to include in your corporate stationery wardrobe. These items range from the basics, such as your corporate letterhead and business cards, to the more personal, such as correspondence cards and jotter cards.
Many professionals start with the basics and add other items as their business grows or as their needs increase. Below are our suggestions for building the perfect professional stationery wardrobe.
You’ve said I Do. Been pronounced Mr. & Mrs. And kissed to seal the deal. Now it’s time to show off your shiny new titles. Here’s what to include in your newlywed stationery wardrobe.