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To liven up an invitation for a less formal event, choose bright papers, lively inks or fun thematic graphics. Be as bold, splashy and creative as you’d like your event to be.

of their recent commitment ceremony under a beautiful Mexico City sunset....” Remember, this is your special day, so customize your invitation to fit your style!

Perhaps the most complicated invitation situation occurs when the ceremony has already taken place in another location, and the invitation is serving as both a wedding announcement and a reception invitation. The most common phrasing is as follows:

This article serves only as a basic guideline to help create your perfect invitation. For more answers to your etiquette questions, visit and click on Wedding Etiquette.

In celebration of their recent marriage Christina Winthrop and Claudia Simons invite you to join them at their reception Saturday, the eleventh of November seven o’clock in the evening The Blacksmith’s Cafe Your source for beautiful wedding and party invitations and announcements. Service Nationally! Website: Email: Toll free: 866- OUTVITE (688-8483)

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Please join us for a Cocktail Buffet in celebration of our recent marriage Saturday, the twenty-first of April seven o’clock in the evening The Blacksmith’s Cafe Overland Park, Kansas

Christina Winthrop and Claudia Simons

Some couples also choose to be even more specific in their wording, replacing “recent” with “February” or, in another case, “Canadian” in order to give their guests a better sense of the nature of their ceremony. If your ceremony was a romantic seaside one, feel free to share that information with your guests -- it will make them feel even closer to you and your joyful occasion. Your invitation could begin with “In celebration

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The 2011 LGBT Wedding Planning Guide (Vol. 6, Is. 1)  

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