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card, the traditional fill-in-the-blank version provides the first letter of Mr. or Mrs. or a more casual option reads, “Please let us know whether you will join us” with space for writing. If your reception includes a plated meal wherein the guests choose from a selection of entrées, those options should be printed on the reply card, one per line with a short blank line preceding each selection to fill in a number. SPECIAL DETAILS ON THE WEDDING INVITATION If your reception will not include a meal, it is courteous to inform your guests by using a phrase such as “and afterward for cocktails” rather than the classic “at the reception.” If you wish to stress the importance of the style of dress, for example black tie or casual attire, print that notation in the lower right corner of the invitation or on the reception card. For instance, a New Year’s Eve wedding invitation might state “New Year’s Eve attire is encouraged!”, signaling to guests that you wish for them to dress festive for both the holiday and the occasion. It is important to note that your registry information should never be indicated anywhere on the invitation itself. Rather, you may optionally include such information as a footnote on one of your invitation suite inserts, displayed in a tasteful and discreet manner, for the convenience of your guests. Before ordering your invitations, verify that it contains all critical pieces of information, such as the (1) host, (2) request, (3) couple’s names, (4) date and time, (5) ceremony location, (6) reception location and (7) RSVP. This information can be worded and arranged in a variety of ways to reflect the style of the occasion and the couple. While it is always important to consider proper etiquette, also consider your personal style when selecting your invitation and the appropriate phrasing. Use our “Invitation Handbook” in FROM OUR NOTEBOOK at the back of this issue to tap into more helpful information. // NWD

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