ORDERING YOUR INVITATIONS
Order your invitations 8-10 weeks before your event.
Order an additional 25 invitations for the last minute additions.
Order additional envelopes in case of errors.
(Reorders can take time and will be costly.)
MAILING YOUR INVITATIONS
Mail your invitations 6-8 weeks before the event.
RECEIVING THE RESPONSE CARDS
The response cards should be received four weeks before the event.
(Make sure you know when your caterer needs a final guest count.)
If you know the middle name of your guest, include it.
Do not use the middle initial.
Between city and state (St Louis, Missouri)
Between day and date (Saturday, the first of January)
How To Use Honor and Honour
You are invited to attend a party in honor of Penelope.
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Marc request the honour of your presence.
NOTE: Some people choose to use honor in both cases.
Write ‘And Guest’ for those who are single.
Write out all numbers for:
Time: five o’clock; half after five o’ clock; half past five o’ clock
Date: The eighth of April Nineteen Hundred and Ninety Eight
Address: Two-thousand Tom Avenue; 2130 First Street North; St Louis, Missouri
Whose name to use:
Use professional titles for everyone involved.
How To Use Plurals:
When names end in S, X, Z, Ch, and Sh, add ‘es’
When names end in O and V, add ‘s‘.
Only use an apostrophe to show ownership.
Meet at Penny Jordan’s home
Merry Christmas from the Jordans
Officers above Lieutenant:
Captain David Marc
United States Army
First Lieutenant, United States Army
Non-commissioned Officers and Privates:
Unites State Marine Corps
Petty Officers and Seamen:
United States Navy
Ensign and Higher Ranks:
Ensign, United States Navy
Response requests go on the bottom of the invitation or on the left corner.
The Favor of a reply is requested
Including a response card is optional.
If you want your guests to wear a specific attire, print it on the invitation.
black tie optional
garden party attire
Keep one invitation for yourself, to include in your scrapbook.
Place stamps on response cards.