Samples of Wedding Invitation Wording – Bride and Groom Inviting

March 2, 2010

One of the most important steps in the process of ordering your wedding invitations is writing the wedding invitation wording.

Formal wedding invitations must follow proper wedding invitation etiquette and should include the following:

  • Bride and Grooms full names (including middle names)
  • Day and date of the wedding
  • The year should be written out on the next line following the date
  • Time of the wedding
  • Location of the wedding (formal wedding invitations usually just include the name of the church or building, while less formal or casual wedding invitations might also include the street address)
  • City and State (do not include zip code)

Those are the essentials, the things that you absolutely MUST include in your wedding invitation wording. Other than that, you can be very creative with the rest of the wording. However, your wedding invitation wording will vary based on several factors like:

  • Who is doing the inviting. (Bride’s parents, Bride’s and Groom’s parents, Bride and Groom, Children of Bride and Groom, etc.)
  • If the Bride’s or Groom’s parents are deceased
  • If the Bride’s or Groom’s parents are divorced
  • If it is a second (or third or fourth) marriage
  • If the wedding is being held in a Church or at a Home or other non-church location

Here are some samples of wedding invitation wording where the Bride and Groom are doing the inviting:

With joyous hearts
we invite you to attend
the wedding of
LaJune Nashea Hamilton
Donovan Ramond Williamson
Saturday, the twenty-fifth of April
Two thousand and ten
at five thirty in the evening
Venetian Terrace
215 Mandalay Canal
Arlington, Texas


Please join us
for a celebration of
Love, friendship, laughter, and family
Audrey Davidson
Donny Wolverton
Join their hands in holy matrimony

Saturday, August 22
two thousand and ten
at six o’clock in the evening
Windy Road Ranch
Lubbock, Texas


Luanna Gutierrez
Ryan Jacob Dominguez

Because you have shared in
our lives
by your friendship and love we,
Nicole Bernadette Cypert
Nicholas Thomas Jacobson
together with our parents
invite you to share
the beginning of our new life together
when we exchange marriage vows
on Friday, the ninth of May
two thousand eleven
at five o’clock in the evening
Paradise Country Club
Madison, Wisconson


You are invited to a celebration
of the beginning of our new life together

as Mari D’Lynn Martin

Colton Jeremy Jamison
are united as husband and wife

Friday, the twenty-seventh of March
two thousand and ten
at two o’clock in the afternoon

First Baptist Church
Jersey City, New Jersey


The next post in this series will include samples of wedding invitation wording for weddings where the Bride’s parents are doing the inviting. You can also view more samples of wedding invitation wording on actual wedding invitations I have created at

Autumn Save the Date Cards – New, Modern Designs

January 25, 2010

I have designed several new Autumn Save the Date card designs which are now available at

Get 50 Save the Date cards FREE!

(See end of post for details.)

My Warm Autumn Leaves Save the Date card is very warm and inviting,
featuring a lovely array of fall leaves in rich autumn colors of burgundy,
orange and brown on a golden sunshine background.
Perfect for a traditional autumn wedding.

Warm Autumn Leaves Save the Date Card

The Sassy Sunbursts Save the Date card is for those who want a modern fall wedding
design that is clearly Autumn without the typical fall leaves,
pumpkins or other common autumn icons.

Sassy Sunburst Save the Date Card with Photo

The Circles ‘n’ Stripes Save the Date card design can be customized
with any color scheme. However, this fall color scheme of maroon,
squash, chocolate brown and champagne is one of my favorites.

Circles 'n' Stripes Save the Date card in Autumn Colors

These Save the Date Cards can all be customized with your own
photo and by your choice of fonts, font colors and design colors.

Get pricing and more info at

To get 50 FREE Save the Date Cards with your order of 50 or more,
simple enter code: 50FREE110 at checkout
and you will automatically receive 50 more than the quantity you ordered.

But hurry, offer ends January 31, 2010.

New Save the Date Photo Card Designs for Spring and Summer

January 23, 2010

Just listed some new Save the Date cards on my website. These are great for Spring or Summer weddings and go with nearly any color scheme because they contain a floral pattern made up of flowers of every size, shape and color, including pink, turquoise, purple, lavender, red, orange, yellow, and green. These are also great if you haven’t chosen your wedding colors yet.

AND you can get 50 FREE Save the Date cards with your order of 50 or more now through Jan. 31, 2010! See end of post for details.

Colorful Spring Flowers Save the Date Card with Photo

You can customize these Save the Date cards with your own photo and also by choosing your choice of colors for the text and also for the border around the frame. You can also choose different fonts.

Modern Spring Floral Save the Date Photo Card

Modern Summer Flowers Save the Date Photo Card

This Save the Date Card can also be customized with your own photo and by your choice of fonts, font colors and border colors.

Get pricing and more info at

To get 50 FREE Save the Date Cards with your order of 50 or more,
simple enter code: 50FREE110 at checkout
and you will automatically receive 50 more than the quantity you ordered.

Black Friday Specials at Joyful Heart Design

November 27, 2009

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day! I had a fun-filled day of feasting
and visiting with family. My daughter is home from college, so that made the
day extra-special for me.
Even though Thanksgiving Day has passed, I believe any day is a good day to give thanks,
so I wanted to share with you some of the things I am thankful for.
I thank God:
  • for sending His son, Jesus, so that I can live an abundant life
  • for the great relationships I have with my husband and my children
  • that I get along great with my parents, in-laws and my siblings and siblings-in-law
  • that I get to work from home doing what I love
  • for the opportunity to help people celebrate the joyful moments of their lives
  • that I live in the United States of America
  • for you, my loyal subscriber
And that’s why I want to offer you some great specials! See details below.
Fan me on Facebook to get more specials, coupons & great deals.
Wishing you a joyful holiday season!

 Your Custom Card Lady,

JoDitt Williams

Black Friday Specials:


1. Get F.REE envelope return address printing on any Personalized Stationery order.

These make great Christmas gifts for your best girlfriends, sisters, mothers, teenage and pre-teen girls, teachers, co-workers, pastors and church leaders.

2. Get FR.EE monogram design & 100 FRE.E Save the Date cards with any Save the Date card purchase of 100 or more.

3. Get F.REE envelope return address printing on Shower invitation orders of 50 or more.


4. Get FR.EE monogram design & FRE.E invitation seals or favor tags with any POCKET wedding invitation order.


5. Get F.REE card holder with any Mommy Cards purchase.

Specials good from 7 am Friday, Nov. 27 through midnight (CST) Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009.

Place your order TODAY at:

Enter code: BFS09 at checkout

F.R.E.E Webinar on How to Send HIGHLY Personalized Holiday Cards quickly and easily!
Would you like to bless your friends this year with personalized Holiday cards…
BUT you don’t think you have the TIME or the MONEY?
>>> What if I could give you some tips and tricks that would save your tons of time,
a bucketful of money and drastically reduce your stress level?
Join me for an interactive webinar where I will reveal to you:
- a step by step plan of action to eliminate stress and keep you from scrambling to get your cards sent out on time
- how to easily collect your friend’s & family’s updated mailing addresses and have them automatically saved to a spreadsheet
- photo tips to ensure your photos will look great on your cards
- a system that will print, stuff, address, stamp and mail your own custom, personalized photo Holiday cards
- how you can get a discount on every card you send throughout the year, including Holiday cards, Birthday cards, Thank You cards and more
- I will even reveal to you how you can send out ALL your Holiday cards for FREE!
Register for an upcoming webinar at:

Upcoming webinar dates & times:

Tuesday, December 1  at 10:30 AM CST
Tuesday, December 1 at 6:00 PM CST

10% off POCKET Wedding Invitations at Early Thanksgiving Sale!

November 4, 2009

Save 10% on all Pocket wedding invitations


now through November 14, 2009.


with wedding invitation purchase of $500 or more.

At checkout enter code: THANKS09

OR mention code when placing order by phone.

Fushia and Black Mod Stripes Pocket Wedding InvitationMod Stripes with Monogram pocketfold wedding invitation in Watermelon Pink and Black

Remember, all invitations at Joyful Heart Design

are fully customizable so you can

choose your own colors, fonts, wording, layout, etc.

Tiffany Blue and Chocolate Bronze Mod Stripes Pocket Wedding InvitationMod Stripes with Monogram pocket wedding invitation in Tiffany Blue and Bronze

All Pocket Wedding Invitation Sets include:



3 inserts

outer envelope

rsvp envelope

Burgundy and Orange Sassy Sunburst Pocketfold Wedding InvitationSassy Sunburst pocket wedding invitation in Burgundy and Orange

Order today at

or 806-787-1450

Fleur de Lis Pocket Wedding Invitation in Hot Pink and Chocolate BrownFabulous Fleur de lis pocket wedding invitation in Fushia and Chocolate Brown

Pink Wedding Invitations Ideas

October 22, 2009

Pink is such a lovely, fun, romantic color for a wedding. If you are looking for ideas about what colors to pair with pink for your bridesmaid dresses, wedding invitations and wedding decorations or if you are looking for unique design ideas for your pink wedding invitation, you will definitely want to check out this video.

Joyful Heart Design Supports National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 13, 2009

Joyful Heart Design To Donate Proceeds of New Stationery Product to Pink Initiative in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness

Joyful Heart Design has designed a new stationery product to benefit Pink Initiative in response to Pink Initiative’s Be the Change $10,000 Challenge for October and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The product is a set of note cards displaying a silver princess crown printed on white linen paper and embellished with a pink jewel. The set comes wrapped with pink ribbon and is being sold by Joyful Heart Design on the company’s website, or by calling 806-787-1450.

Pink Initiative is a community of wedding industry professionals passionate about funding awareness, outreach, education and research for breast cancer. “During our first twelve months, Pink Initiative’s board of directors and our growing group of vendor sponsors have taken our message to heart proudly displaying our logo on websites and blogs, spreading our message on Twitter, and kindly giving more than $7,000 thus far,” reported Emilie Sommer, founder of Pink Initiative and professional photographer with emilie inc.

Joyful Heart Design will also donate 10% of proceeds from all invitation and stationery items containing the color pink which are purchased during the month of October to Pink Initiative.

“I am honored to be a Pink Initiative sponsor and hope to inspire others with these products and encourage people to celebrate life now,” said JoDitt Williams, founder of Joyful Heart Design.

An updated report of funds raised to date can be found at as well as a list of participating wedding vendors, fund raising ideas, and information on how to become a pink initiative sponsor.

About Joyful Heart Design
Texas-based Joyful Heart Design offers custom-designed invitations and stationery featuring JoDitt Williams’ original designs. While specializing in pocket wedding invitations and matching stationery for the modern bride, the company also offers save the date cards, bridal shower invitations, baby shower invitations, graduation announcements, and personalized stationery. Joyful Heart Design’s mission is to help people celebrate all the joyful moments of life whether it be a special occasion, like a wedding or the birth of a child, or simply taking a moment to show appreciation to someone they care about.

For more information, please contact:
JoDitt Williams, (806) 787-1450

Sassy Snowflake Wedding Invitation for a Chic Winter Wedding

September 22, 2009

Are you a bride planning a winter wedding? I’m sure you already know that time is running out to get your wedding invitations ordered. Well, I have good news for you!

Unlike a lot of custom invitation shops who have processing times of 4 – 8 weeks or longer, the processing times at Joyful Heart Design are only 2 – 3 weeks. So, you still have time to order your wedding invitations for your winter wedding in December, January or February.

If you are looking for a unique, contemporary, colorful, chic, non-traditional winter wedding invitation, you might like my Sassy Snowflakes Pocket Wedding Invitation with its stylized snowflake design.

It is shown here in light blue, navy blue and white, but the invitation is completely customizable. You can choose from around 50 pocketfold colors, and the invitation & inserts can be printed using any color inks imaginable. They can even be printed in metallic silver or gold inks. You also get to choose your fonts. I have a large list of fonts for you to choose from so you are sure to find the perfect fonts to suit the style of your wedding.

Purple and Ice Blue Snowflake Wedding Invitation

Some polar color combinations for snowflake theme weddings are:

  • light blue, navy and white
  • light blue, navy and silver
  • tiffany blue and silver
  • purple, lavender and silver
  • purple, ice blue and white
  • purple and gold
  • hot pink, light pink and white
  • silver, black and white
  • gold and white

Pink and Silver Snowflake Wedding Invitation

To purchase a sample or get more information, visit

Ice Blue and Silver Snowflake Wedding Invitation

Remembering 9/11 – Do your loved ones know you love them?

September 11, 2009

On this anniversary of the tragic terrorist attacks of 9/11/01, as we are honoring all the heroes and remembering those who lost their lives on that tragic day, do you think about your loved ones and wonder if they will know how much you love them even after you are gone?

I used to wonder, but I don’t wonder anymore. I am confident that they will know because I am taking measures to make sure they know. Using this amazing online greeting card system, I am able to create cards and letters to my loved ones and then have them sent out at a later date. (Real, PRINTED greeting cards sent through the US Postal Service, NOT ecards!) With this system, I can even create custom cards using my own photos in a snap.

We purchase life insurance to provide for our loved ones financially, but how many of us make preparations to provide for our loved ones emotionally in the event that tragedy strikes.

Do you have words of wisdom you’d like to give to your child or to a younger brother or sister when they become teenagers… and when they fall in love… or when they get their heart broken? You don’t have to wait. You can write down those words of wisdom now and have them delivered on a specific date in the future.

So, as you are planning your wedding, plan for the future as well.

Leave a comment below or email me at if you would like to try out this online greeting card system or if you would like more info on how to do this.

Custom Wedding Thank You Notes in Half the Time & for Half the Price

August 24, 2009

So your wedding planning is coming along nicely. Your wedding venue is booked. Your wedding invitations have been sent and your rsvp cards are coming in. Over half of all the wedding guests you invited will be celebrating your special day with you. You are getting more and more excited with each passing day. You had so much fun picking out all the delightful items in your wedding registry to help make your new house a home. You were blessed to receive so many lovely gifts at your bridal shower, at your bridal tea and your bachelorette party as well. You know you’ve got to get started writing thank you notes because you will have twice as many to write after the wedding, but you are dreading it because you know that it is going to take FOREVER. You just don’t have that much time. There is still so much to do before the wedding. But you want your thank you notes to be something really special to adequately show your appreciation to all of these wonderful family and friends who have given you such lovely wedding gifts. What are you going to do?

I may have a solution for you!
I have discovered a really cool online greeting card & contact management system that will let you create your own custom wedding thank you notes for about half the price in about half the time.

Design your wedding thank you notes online in about 5 minutes, then click SEND. Your thank you notes will get printed, stuffed in envelopes, stamped and mailed via US Mail. These are REAL, printed cards, NOT ecards! It’s one of the most incredible things I have ever seen.

rose border wedding thank you note

  • You can choose one of over 1000 designs from the card catalog
  • OR upload a picture to create your own custom wedding thank you note.
  • Your message can be printed in your own handwriting and with your own signatures
  • Each thank you note can be personalized with your guests’ names.

wedding thank you note - inside wording

  • Your envelopes are all addressed and stamped for you
  • No more writer’s cramp in your hands
  • No more paper cuts or sore tongues from licking and stuffing envelopes
  • Your guests will be amazed at your creativity and warmed by your thoughtfulness
  • No graphic design skills necessary
  • You will save time AND money

Register for one of my upcoming FREE webinars to learn how you can

Send 200
custom wedding thank you cards
in your own handwriting
in less than 20 minutes!

  • Wondering where you are going to find the time to hand-write all your wedding thank you notes?
  • Does the thought of addressing each thank you card envelope by hand make your hand cramp already?
  • Want to send your wedding guests a very personalized thank you, but think you don’t have the time or the money?

Register now at

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