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How to Communicate Vaccination Requirements in Your Wedding Invitation

double-sided wedding invitation with painted yellow lemons that includes an example of covid vaccination requirement wording

When you think back to the wedding invitations you received over the years–from friends, from family, from coworkers–the odds are quite low that in any one of those invitations was it stated that you’d have had to have received a vaccination in order to attend. Nope. RSVP yes or no. Choose chicken or fish. Done. 

Today, it’s a bit more complicated. 

Intimate ceremonies, large gatherings, and destination knot-tyings alike are now faced with the question of what to do about guests and COVID-19 vaccinations. Per your venue’s rules–or, per your rules–will all guests be required to be vaccinated? Will unvaccinated guests be able to attend, but only if they agree to physically distance themselves from the ceremony and reception? Or, will unvaccinated guests be restricted from the ceremony (indoors), but be permitted to attend the reception (outdoors)? 

And, finally, how can you, the couple to be wed, respectfully and effectively communicate your wishes? From figuring out just what to say to how best to go about gathering replies, and everything in between, in this blog post we’ll be taking a look at how to do just that. read more…

The Average Cost of Wedding Invitations: 6 Ways to Do More with Less

Average cost of wedding invitations: a planning calendar, flowers, and wedding rings

Your big day is arriving. You’ve chosen the date, venue, and your guest list. (Or at least, you’ve started to narrow down who you want to invite.) At this point in the wedding planning process, you might be asking, “How much do wedding invitations cost?” Well, we’re glad you asked because we have the answers.

In this guide, we’ll break down what you need to know about the average cost of wedding invitations, plus offer some top tips on how you can cut costs for your special celebration without cutting corners.
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Wedding Invitation Wording: How to Find the Right Words

A bride and groom look lovingly at each other on their wedding day

You found your forever person and figured out where and when the big day is. Now comes the challenge: Finding the perfect words to express the joy, excitement, and overall vibe of your wedding day.

Unless you’re planning on sending save the date cards, your wedding invitation is the first impression you’ll be making about your upcoming wedding celebration, so you want it to be just right.

But before you start putting too much pressure on yourself, we’re here to help. If learning the ins-and-outs of wedding wording doesn’t fit on your pre-nuptial to-do list, you can use our wedding invitation wording tool to plug in your information and get the words you need. Or, use this guide where we’ll show you how to write a wedding invite. Then, we’ll provide examples of different approaches to wedding invitation wording so you not only know what to say, but exactly how to say it.
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Our Sweet and Simple Guide to Sending Wedding Thank You Cards

You’ve celebrated the magic of your wedding day and now you’re settling into married life. While most of your wedding to-dos have been completed, there’s one final task you’ll want to check off your list — sending your wedding thank you cards.
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Bridal Shower Etiquette: Your Questions Answered

Bridal shower etiquette: A woman pours champagne into other women's glasses

It’s an honor and a lot of fun to be in charge of hosting the bridal shower ahead of the wedding. With activities to plan and an invite list to build, playing host to this fun event can bring up all sorts of questions about bridal shower etiquette and traditions.

Plan your loved one’s shower like a pro with our simple guide to bridal shower etiquette.
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Postponing a Wedding: What to Do and How to Stay Positive

Whether it’s because of a family illness, natural disaster, or global pandemic, making the decision to postpone your wedding is difficult. We hope to make the moment easier with this guide to how to postpone a wedding and our tips for staying positive during this tough time.
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Wedding Wordsmithery: Send the Happy Couple These Wedding Wishes

Wedding wishes: Wedding gifts, flowers, and a blank note and pen next to an envelope

You grab your wallet, phone, and keys and rush out the door, crossing your fingers you won’t be late to your friends’ wedding ceremony. In the back of the Uber you pull out the card you carefully selected — only to find yourself completely stumped on what wedding wishes to write.

Knowing what to write in a wedding card can be a tricky process. You want it to be heartfelt and personal, yet you don’t want your wedding wishes to be too over the top. You want to sound natural, friendly, sincere — most of all, you want to sound like you. ​

Don’t worry one bit, because crafting genuine messages is sorta our sweet spot.

In fact, rumor has it we switched to online greeting cards because of all the tear stains we caused in print. (Ok, that might not be true — but you have to admit it would make for one heck of a startup story.) Below, we’re working our wedding wordsmith magic to your benefit, giving you a few pass-the-tissues-messages to use as your own.
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Seating, Simplified: 5 Steps to Create a Wedding Seating Chart

Wedding seating chart: Place settings at a wedding reception

Roll up your sleeves, pour yourself a glass of wine, and unfurl those eyebrows — it’s time to create a wedding seating chart.

Even couples who positively love the wedding planning process — those who wish they could get married 23 times over just to relive it — take a few shallow breaths at the mention of the seating chart. Those two words pose a laundry list of follow-up questions, from the standard, “Do the bride’s and groom’s parents sit together?” to the more family-specific, “Did Uncle Harry ever get over his beef with cousin Laura?”

So pull out the spreadsheets (we prefer digital over paper sticky notes) and call in reinforcements (your wedding planner, mom, or mother-in-law-to-be for starters), because you have a wedding reception to plan.

And since we love wedding planning at every stage — from sending your save-the-dates and wedding invitations to your cocktail hour — we’ll do our best to guide you through the process. Below, we’ll dive into a step-by-step guide on how to plan your wedding seating chart.
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Writing Your Wedding Program Wording: A Step-By-Step Guide

Wedding program wording: A bride and groom hold their programs

You’re halfway through your wedding day checklist, and it’s time to write your wedding day cheatsheet: a simple one-page on the wedding party and the day’s events. What is this Rosetta stone of your wedding day, you ask? It’s your wedding program.

A wedding program serves a dual purpose: It benefits you, the happy couple, as well as your guests. For you, a wedding program creates a keepsake for your ceremony. For your guests — particularly guests traveling from out of town — your program tells them the order of events and individuals involved in the wedding ceremony.

This leads to the next question: What should you include in the wedding program wording?

When writing your wedding program, you’ll want to follow a few guidelines. But, just like many items on your wedding to-do list, there are many ways to customize the program to your personality. Below, you’ll learn what to include in your wedding program and different approaches to wedding program wording.
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Perfect Your Ring Exchange Wording With These Examples

Ring exchange wording: A groom puts a ring on a bride's finger

The ring exchange: It’s the moment in your wedding ceremony where all those promises and dedications you make are symbolized in a physical form. For many couples this is one of the most special moments of the ceremony.

You might be familiar with the “With this ring, I thee wed” or “Take this ring as a symbol of my love” script and think that’s all there is to it. But, like with almost every aspect of your wedding including your wedding invitations, you’re free to choose your own words for this magical part of the proceedings.

Whether you’re looking for something traditional to say as you exchange rings or you want to make a modern statement, we’ve got plenty of ring exchange wording samples to inspire you.
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