Wedding INVITATIONS AND Stationery

Artcadia creates beautiful wedding stationery. Highly regarded for originality of design and quality of print, Artcadia’s wedding invitations and stationery have been featured in many big name publications. See some of press features here. We hope you find what you’re looking for – Please get in touch should you have any queries, or visit the wedding stationery FAQs page for further information. For those considering placing an order, please download Artcadia's terms and conditions here.


Uncomplicated Range - Tailored Stationery

Uncomplicated Range - Tailored Stationery

Evergreen

Evergreen

Fall

Fall

Blush

Blush

Powder

Powder

Langham

Langham

Henry

Henry

Newfangled

Newfangled

Twiglet

Twiglet

Moonshine

Moonshine

Custom Designed Wedding Stationery

Custom Designed Wedding Stationery

Wedding Day Stationery

Wedding Day Stationery


WORDING AND ETIQUETTE

Helping you through the minefield of wedding stationery etiquette

HOST LINE

This is the line that typically denotes who is hosting, or picking up the tab for the bulk of the wedding. Traditionally, this was the bride’s parents. It has become increasingly more common for couples to pay for their own wedding, or for the bride and groom’s parents to equally share in the cost. All families are different. Factors, such as whether the host(s) are married, divorced or remarried can affect how this portion of the invitation is worded. Other considerations include deceased parent(s) and same sex union. If you’d like some guidance in this matter, please contact us for wording suggestions.

 

REQUEST LINES

The request line usually indicates where the wedding will be held. Honour of your presence indicates a ceremony held in a house of worship / The pleasure of your company indicates the ceremony is taking place at a secular location. When both sets of the couple's parents are hosting, this line would specify "at the marriage of their children."

 

BRIDE AND GROOM LINES

The bride always precedes the groom. If her parents are hosting then she will be referred to by her first and middle names only. The groom is referred to by his first, middle and last name.

 

DATE AND TIME LINES

The day of the week usually preceeds the date. Only the day of the week and the month are capitalised. Everything is written out in full, numbers are not used. Traditionally the first letter of the year is capitalized. No portion of the time line is ever capitalised. Time of day is spelled out using o’clock or half after xx o’clock. Evening begins at five o’clock, otherwise it is considered afternoon from noon until four o’clock.

 

LOCATION LINES

The street address is not usually necessary, unless the event is taking place at a private home or unlisted address. If it is included, street/avenue/road should be written out in full. City/town and County should always be written out with no abbreviations.

 

RECEPTION LINES

Especially formal or traditional invitations include this information on a separate card. Otherwise, the reception information can be included on the invitation if there is room. If the ceremony and reception will take place at the same location, you may print "and afterward at the reception" or "reception immediately following." When the reception is held elsewhere, the location goes on a second line.

 

RSVP LINE

This should be written out in full in accordance with the above format.

 

A NOTE ABOUT CAPITALISATION

Aside from proper nouns, only the day of the week, month and first letter of the year should be capitalised. More often, the first letter of the reception line is also being capitalised, though traditionally it is not.

 

For further information on wording and etiquette, We suggest visiting the Debrett's website.