Trick or Treat

Happy Halloween to all the little ghosts and goblins out there! This is our favorite time of year here at Loveknotes.com. The weather is changing here in South Florida and all of the Fall decorations are surrounding the neighbor’s lawns. This is my most creative time of year as well. I put little clear bags full of marshmallows with a label saying “Ghost Poop” for my son’s kindergarten class. We also painted our pumpkins this year rather than carve them. R2D2 and Minnie Mouse sit out on the stoop. Too cute! What are some of you doing?

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A new “FIRST”

So this is it . . . my very FIRST blog. I’m entering a whole new world. For you Mom’s out there, next week my FIRST born will go to Kindergarten for the FIRST time. There’s a nervous excitement in the air here in the Knote house. But more importantly, I’m trying my hand at the “work from home” with this new website and I couldn’t be more nervous or excited. I love everything about an invitation! I find them to be the Yellow Brick Road on the way to OZ. From the black and white wording on the page to the bright and vibrant features that surround it, invitations lead you down a path of wonderment. They are the very FIRST detail of the party. They set the tone.

When I receive an invitation in the mail I get a tingle down my spine. I know that I’m about to A) possibly get a day away from the kids or B) go to a birthday party with a bouncehouse that will give me a good 2 hour window to myself once they pass out after the party! Either way, I display it like a work of art in the kitchen and mark the date on the calendar and know that good times are about to come.

So, as I sit here and ponder what I’m going to blog about next, I also see this as an opportunity to go back to my creative writing days at USF and hope that while I “blab” and possibly “vent” I can help some along the way who might be stuck on Party Block Way or even Mommyville. I’m excited for this journey of FIRSTS and can’t wait for what’s to come.

 

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Etiquette for How to Write Your Wedding Invitation

There are many different types of families these days and therefore many different ways to address your invitation. Your information should include the names, date, year, time and location. Here are some suggestions to help you out.

Suggestions for how to write Wedding Invitations:

Traditional Family:

  • Invitation
  • Request
  • Event
  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • City/State

Example:
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Goldman
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Jodi Renee
and
Mr. William Knote
son of
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Knote, Sr.
on Saturday, the tenth of May
Two Thousand and Six
at six o’ clock in the evening
First Presbyterian Church
1234 Main Street
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

 

Wedding invitation wording when parents of Bride are hosting invitation:

Example:
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Goldman
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Jodi Renee
and
Mr. William Knote
on Saturday, the tenth of May

Example:
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Jodi Renee
and
Mr. William Knote
son of
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Knote, Sr.
on Saturday, the tenth of May

 

Wedding invitation wording for when the couple is hosting the invitation:

Example:
Jodi Renee Goldman
and
William Gordon Knote
request the honor of your presence
at their marriage
on Saturday, the tenth of May

Example:
Together with their families
Jodi Renee Goldman
and
William Gordon Knote
request the honor of your presence
at their marriage
on Saturday, the tenth of May

 

Wedding invitation wording when the Groom’s parents host the invitation:

Example:
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Knote, Sr.
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of
Jodi Renee Goldman
and
William Gordon Knote
on Saturday,the tenth of May

 

Wedding invitation wording when both sets of parents host:

Example:
Together with their families
Jodi Renee Goldman
and
William Gordon Knote
request the honor of your presence
at their marriage
on Saturday, the tenth of May

 

Wedding invitation wording when the Bride’s divorced and remarried parents host:

Example:
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Rash
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Goldman
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of
Jodi Renee Goldman
to
Mr. William Knote
on Saturday, the tenth of May

 

Wedding invitation wording when the Bride’s remarried mother and husband host:

Example:
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Rash
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of
Jodi Renee Goldman
and
Mr. William Knote
on Saturday, the tenth of May

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