Guest Post: Aerialist Press Invitation Wording Guide

Happy Engagement! Alexandra from Aerialist Press & Foiled Invitations here. A big thank you to the Little White Book team for having us guest post today! 

If you’re in the early stages of your wedding planning and even as you dive in a little further, ordering your wedding stationery will be one of your big to dos. While selecting the perfect color pairing and a design that is a flawless prelude to your celebration are some of the most exciting parts of planning (especially for a paper lover!), understanding all the etiquette rules for wording your invitation likely isn’t as thrilling. 

That’s where we come in! We are happy to take the stress out of this part of the planning process. If you’re like most couples, you’ll find yourself asking the usual questions regarding proper etiquette and wording verbiage. We’ve heard them all. To help you know just what to include, we’ve created a fun and pretty to look at guide and info-graphic outlining all the key elements of an invitation.

Answering all your questions down to what the different attire options really mean, registry sharing and whether that extra reception card is needed, we like to think of it as a quick cheat sheet for invitation wording. Our favorite pro tips and tricks are also included, offering details of post office handling, and how to gracefully get your beautifully composed invitation safely into the hands of your guests.

 Looking for more? We also created a comprehensive list of 21 wording examples for every celebration style you can think of. You can visit the full post up on the Aerialist Press blog.

Happy planning! 

Cherry Blossom & Cranberry

Cherry blossom hues paired with a deep, lush cranberry is a sweet spin on classic blush. Feminine and bold yet soft and classic, we love this pink pairing with just a bit of ivory tossed in. 


Cranberry wedding shoes | Cherry blossom signature cocktail | Bridal bouquet | Place setting | Mrs. Box ring box 


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Something Pink

We love a bride who isn't afraid of a little color and this delicate, hand-dyed gown from Chatel Lauren might just be the perfect hue. The color is downright edible while the full ruffled skirt is the stuff dreams are made of. Perhaps our favorite part is the ivory lace top with it's delicate sleeves and satin button back. Elegant comfort and total bridal magic all wrapped up in one. 

Sweet, Sweet Florals

We've got a sweet tooth and this floral wedding cake is making us swoon! The handcrafted buttercream blooms are absolutely perfect and remiscent of the rest of the florals in this gorgeous Savanah Elopement shoot. Delicate, elegant, and understated, this cake is seriously stunning. 

Winter Blues

Who knew the winter blues could feel so good? This moody medievil shoot has got us fully focused on dramatic stationery design, fabric-draped tables spotted in taper candles, and bouquets of privet berry, anemone, and lavender roses. And the mixed shades of blue are just too dreamy for words. Can we teleport to this magical mountainside? 

Zahavit Tshuba's Mix & Match Collection

The 2016 bridal collection from Zahavit Tshuba has taken our breath away. Designed with the fashion-forward bride in mind, the mix & match collection is super chic and elegant. The delicate tops and dramatic skirts can be mixed to suite each bride's needs. We are particularly in love with the Ashley top, a silk tulle v-neck with an open back, paired with the Lyala skirt, a beaded tulle mermaid cut with a crystal belt separating the two pieces. It's pur magic. 

Red Moon Over Manhattan Signature Cocktail

This time of year, we're always on the hunt for a cocktail to get cozy with, and this one from Sugar & Charm is a perfect twist on a true classic. This recipe mixes a little red wine into a classic Manhattan topped with some gourmet cherries. We dig it. 


Red Moon Over Manhattan Cocktail Recipe

2 ounces red wine

1/2 ounce bourbon

1/2 ounce simple syrup

1 large round ice sphere

3 gourmet maraschino cherries


Shake all of the ingredients together with ice for 20 seconds. Rub orange peel around the rim of the glass. Add in the ice sphere and strain the cocktail over the ice. Scoop one cherry to place inside the drink and add two more on a twig or cocktail stirrer to garnish the glass! Enjoy this new classic!

Marsala, Evergreen and Pheasant

As the cooler days and gray light of winter encircle us, we're thinking about colors that make us want to curl up and get cozy. Marsala brings warmth while evergreen evokes the feeling of the winter season, and the addition of pheasant feathers is just brilliant. Consider what an envelope in a deep hue can add to your invite suite and with a little metallic calligraphy, you're golden. A magical maroon garden rose paired with wild greenery, like eucalyptus make for beautiful florals, and we're all about the surprising use of orchids alongside the roses on this romantic two tier cake.