Most of the letterpress work I have been printing lately consists of wedding invitations and special events. The main question I have of brides starting out is how to word their invitation and best convey the mood/formality of the wedding event. In a world of changing social standards and etiquette, I’ve often referred clients to an editorial from Martha Stewart Weddings by Penelope Wood. For those not adamant about following strict tradition, it offers great starter advice on formal vs. comtemporary phrasing of an invitation suite and is broken down in a simple step by step format. If you’d like to download a copy for yourself please click here to get started.

If on the other hand you are looking to follow formal tradition, I refer those clients to the Emily Post’s Wedding Etiquette by Peggy Post. This book will answer any question regarding formality in today’s social situations in reference to wedding etiquette.