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Monogram of the Royal Wedding Invitation
The much anticipated wedding invitation of Prince William and Kate Middleton was released for the public to see recently. As expected, ...
The much anticipated
wedding invitation of
Prince William and Kate Middleton
was released for the public to see recently. As expected, an impressive
6x10" heavy white card
with gilded edges, engraved printing and invitees names hand calligraphed on the invitation. The invitation shown here for the public to see is to one of at least three wedding celebration events. The other two are by more-private invitation, and will not be released, at least until after the event.
With the popularity of wedding monograms, using initials of the bride and groom, I found the royal wedding invitation intriguing. As I discussed over the weekend with
, unlike all the monograms Real Card Studio creates for wedding invitations currently, this invitation bears the insignia, or monogram, of the host and not the couple. And furthermore, for reasons I think we can all understand, rather than the bride's family issuing the invitation, which is most traditional, closely followed by the popularity of the couple hosting their own event and thus issuing the invitations, attendance in this unusual circumstance is requested by the groom's family.
Does this mean custom monograms using the couple's initials are incorrect? I don't think it does. Let's face it, not many of us come from royalty nor have a family crest to display. And in lieu of a fantastically famous or important wedding host (or hostess), it seems more appropriate to celebrate and feature the couple regardless of by whom the wedding is hosted.
Creating a new monogram, as a couple, is exciting. On the invitation, before the wedding, the monogram should either bear just the first initial of each person, just the last initial, or sometimes a first and last for both. What it should never be is the bride's first initial, groom's first initial and the groom's last name initial-- that monogram would indicate that the couple is already married and she has taken his last name. Such a monogram can only be used after the wedding, decorating the reception menu or on personal stationery to be used for wedding thank you notes, but not for the invitation or ceremony materials.
Thank you, Queen Elizabeth, for setting the correct example on use of monograms and the etiquette of inviting.
letterpress printed in shadow and cement
pink satin ribbon.
Typeset monogram of the bride's and groom's first initials, letterpress printed
in grass green on
Real Card Studio's
style wedding invitation
Pastel Colors for Summer Bat Mitzvah
Sweet and fresh, these pastel colors are lovely for a breezy summer bat mitzvah celebration. The square layout and ribbon wrap of the...
Sweet and fresh, these pastel colors are lovely for a breezy summer bat mitzvah celebration. The square layout and ribbon wrap of the letterpress printed invitation, inspired by
Real Card Studio
's more modern
wedding invitation, substitutes hand-dyed purple-pink silk ribbon for the more
dramatic fuchsia pink satin
, and the pastel colors make the metallic papers shimmer like dew.
The slanted and oversized script is a pretty way to emphasize the title of invitation card, paired with bat mitzvah invitation wording in all-caps type for overall balance. The
Party and Reply cards add interest to this invitation suite.
Color palette: Lilac, Aqua, Platinum and Cherry Blossom Pink
Real Card Studio
in New York to create this sweet luxury bat mitzvah invitation.
Invitation Wording + Etiquette
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