How to Write your own Wording for an LDS Wedding Invitation
February 18th, 2009 by Colin Jensen
Here’s the most common wording for an LDS/Mormon wedding invitation or announcement:
|Nephi and Becky Bushman
are pleased to announce the marriage
of their daughter
Colin Richard Jensen
son of Dick and Sonja Jensen
on Saturday, the eleventh of May
Two thousand two
in the Snowflake Arizona LDS Temple
and request the pleasure of your company
at a reception or open house
to be held in their honor
Saturday, May 11th
Peoria LDS Chapel
1234 Street Street
Saturday, May 18th
1234 Avenue Avenue
- Normally I use somewhere around 1.5 spacing on the body and single spacing on the corner copies.
- If you’re using corner copies (which most LDS people are because of college and stuff), you may want to have the bride’s and groom’s names in a different, larger font. That allows you to put everything else in a smaller font. The corner copies themselve are in a smaller font even still… Most invitations, nationally, are designed to allow 12 lines of text; and the average LDS wedding I’d say uses 19 lines. That’s no big deal, won’t cost you more than $7 on the whole order more, but vertical space is precious, since it defines the font size of everything on the page. That being said, if you’re having two receptions or two open houses, you can leave off the first line of the corner copy.
- It’s lovely to be able to put “in the Snowflake Arizona Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,” but you’ve gotta’ figure out how to fit it. The only possible way is to break the line after “temple,” but even still unless you’re using a pretty non-serif font you probably will have to break “Church of Jesus Christ” from “of Latter-day Saints.” Rather than deal with all this, most people just put “Snowfle Arizona LDS Temple.” It’s up to you.
- You’ll have to make up a name for your church if you’re having a reception there. That probably won’t be hard, because you probably have an unofficial name for it already. Like “The Windcrest Chapel.”
If you have any questions, and I know you do, ask them here or call me at (415) 827-5630. I would love it if you let me make your invitations, but in either case, I will gladly proofread your wording if you email it to me or post it here… Moreso if you link to my site from yours!
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