You Are Cordially Invited – LDS Wedding Invitations

Before you say “I do,” you’re going to need to choose the perfect LDS wedding invitation. Your invitation is the way you announce your marriage to the world, so you’ll want to make sure you have everything just right.

LDS wedding invitations usually include:

–          The invitation

–          An envelope

–          Temple sealing insert

–          Engagement photo

Your invitation or announcement should be on heavier paper. Most choose a thick card stock or photo paper. Traditional LDS wedding announcements include engraved writing and are usually in white or cream. Of course, this is just the traditional LDS wedding announcement…you can choose any color or writing that fits the theme of your wedding.

When you’re ready to stuff the envelope, keep in mind all the pieces that go into the envelope.

  1. Temple sealing insert: this is for those you want to invite to the temple sealing. Likely, you’ll only have room to invite close friends and family.
  2. Reply card: you’ll want a reply card included with your LDS wedding invitation if you’re having a luncheon or a formal dinner where you need to know the number of guests attending.
  3. Map: include a map or directions to your reception to help your guests easily get to the location.
  4. Photo: if the photo is not a part of the actual invitation, make sure you put your engagement photo in the envelope.  See below for more information about the photo.
  5. Tissue paper: a small piece of tissue paper about the same size of the photo goes into the envelope to protect the photo.

Next, you’ll want to decide if you include an engagement photo with every invitation. There’s no rule that says you have to include a photo, but many people really like photos. If someone who is receiving your invitation only knows the bride, she’ll likely appreciate the photo to see what the groom looks like. In most cases, you’ll want to include a photo for those who live far away and don’t see you as often.

You’ve got your basic information for your LDS wedding invitation, so get out there and choose a style, get your pictures taken, and start stamping!

Tell Your Love Story With The Perfect Invitation

Your wedding invitations tell a story of love between you and your fiancee.  It’s no wonder you want them to absolutely perfect.  Are you at a loss of what designs are in style right now?  Do you have questions about good wording?

Looking For The Perfect Wedding Invitation

Having a great wedding invitation tells your guests a story no one else can tell.  You can get great ideas for the perfect wedding invitation by looking at wedding magazines, going to your local printing company to see samples or even searching the internet.

Wedding Magazines Have Great Ideas

When looking at wedding magazines, tear out the sample announcements you like so you can show them to your fiancee and/or your printer.  Be sure to keep them in a file so you don’t lose them!

Your Local Printing Company

If you decide to go to your local printer or several of them, be sure to have a list of questions so you can get a better idea of what they can offer.  It is also a good idea to go with your fiancee to choose together.  Questions you may want to ask include:

  1. What types of paper are best for printing?
  2. Does your pricing include envelopes?
  3. Do you offer an envelope stuffing service?
  4. What is your turn-around time?

The Internet Is Wonderful

When searching the internet, make a list or bookmark the links to your favorite designs.  If the website you are looking at has a customer service chat or you able to email them, use those resources to get more information about the products.

Do Not Settle For Anything Less Than Perfect

It does not matter how you find your announcement, just that it is perfect and suits both you and your fiancee and properly tells your love story.  Your wedding invitation needs to be perfect just like your love.  Do not settle for anything less than that.

Before You Say I Do Choose the Right Wording for Your LDS Wedding Invitation

You’ve chosen the date, the temple location, and you’ve got a dress. Now, it’s time to prepare your invitations and lick the stamps! Before you say “I do”, you’ll want to announce your wedding to the world. LDS wedding invitations are unique when compared to traditional wedding announcements. When you are choosing your announcements, remember the special LDS wedding invitation wording that you need to include.

The Sealing Card Inserted in LDS Wedding Invitations

If you’ve chosen to be sealed in the temple, you’ll need to include a sealing card with your invitation. Temple sealings are limited to worthy Church members, and often only close friends and family are invited. Because of the delicate nature of the sealing ceremony, you’ll want to choose the right words for this card. Traditionally, the temple location and time are included on this insert. Keep in mind that most temples prefer guests to arrive at least 30 minutes before the actual ceremony. For example, if your sealing ceremony is at 9:00 a.m., the wording on your LDS wedding invitation should request guests to arrive by 8:30 a.m.

The Reception Wording on LDS Wedding Invitations

Next, you’ll need to include the wording on your reception invitation. This invitation is usually the one that you send to all of your friends, family, and associates you want to celebrate the big day with. Most couples include parents’ names, the temple they were sealed in, and the location of the reception as part of the wording on the invitation. Here’s an example:

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Smith are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter

Lisa Marie

to

John Paul Jackson

son of Dr. and Mrs. Paul Jackson

On Saturday, February 5th in the Salt Lake Temple.

The pleasure of your company is requested at a reception to be held in their honor that evening from six o’clock to eight o’clock at

The Lion House

63 East Temple

Salt Lake City, Utah

This style of LDS wedding invitation wording is more formal, but all of the necessary information is included.

As you get ready for your wedding day, keep in mind the wording you’ll need to include on your LDS wedding invitations. You’ll want to dot all the i’s and cross all the t’s so you can relax and enjoy your big day!