How To: Format Wedding Invitations

LISTEN UP EVERYONE! Wedding invitations have gone down the toilet. My refrigerator is covered in invitations, I’m a young Mormon girl living in Utah Valley after all. And we all know that everyone and their dog is getting married. At least 3/4’s of the invitations I receive are disastrous. No one has been taught how to properly format their wedding invites and it is a tragedy. “It’s just an invitation,” you may say. I say, it is SO much more than that. This is how you are introducing your future husband or wife to everyone you know. You want to make a good impression. Nothing is worse than to have someone you love dearly thinking that your fiance’s name is Tyler instead of Taylor due to the adorable but illegible fonts or for them not to realize who the groom is at the reception because you two were kissing in the picture sent out and their face was unrecognizable.

For the benefit of invitee’s and attendee’s here are the rules on how to format and judge the format of the invitations you send and receive.

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A Dose of Inspiration: Happiness

In contrast to my “I am better than thou” because of my opinions posts, I will also be including uplifting quotes to balance out the negativity. I understand that part of the gospel is not judging, being inclusive, and happy. This I am striving to do. (Note: Striving. The irony doesn’t get past me. Yes, this blog is to convince everyone that I am right about everything and yet here I am blatantly stating that sometimes, actually, often, I am off base.  I am entitled to share my opinions, you are entitled to take them how you choose. That does not make me a better human being than anyone. When it comes to tradition it is okay to disagree. However, the gospel is a completely different ballpark.)

Today I would like to share with you a quote by our beloved prophet, Thomas S. Monson.

maximum happiness

As someone who has struggled with depression for years this hits close to home, especially now that my birth control has put my hormones even more out of whack. Choosing to be positive can be SO HARD. However, there is no doubt in my mind that even if our minds are genetically prone to negativity, it is our choice whether or not to let it penetrate our souls. It is my testimony that God wants us to be happy. He wants us to experience great joy in this life. It is up to us how we choose to respond to the trials life throws in our faces.

“Choose ye this day whom ye will serve.” And choose ye this day to live happily.

An Introduction

Welcome to my potentially semi-abrasive opinion blog. In the future you can expect posts on how NOT to plan your wedding, what NOT to do in church, along with uplifting materials such as my personal input on LDS quotes found on Pinterest. Any pictures I post will be used from online sources for my own anonymity.

The inspiration from my blog has come from many years of judging neighbors and ward members weddings with my dear mother. Was their announcement formatted correctly? Was the groom wearing a suit or a tuxedo? Were their decorations classy or trendy? Etc. PSA for FUTURE BRIDES please please PLEASE feel free to contact me. I can answer any questions you have with the help of my dear mother. One purpose of this blog is to inform the oblivious on wedding etiquette and traditions.

So welcome, sit back, relax, and join me as I attempt to convince you to think exactly the way I do.