Thursday, July 31, 2008

Bilingual Wedding Invitation Etiquette

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The final say on wedding invitation etiquette comes from wedding invitation guru, Julie Holcomb of Julie Holcomb Printers. Here she writes on bilingual invitations.

"You may wish to print your wedding invitations in more than one language," writes Julie Holcomb in the The Wedding Invitation Handbook, "either because it is necessary for communication to all your guests or because you wish to honor a language as an important part of your heritage."

"One approach is to print two complete sets of invitations and enclosures, and send a complete set of single-language invitations to each guest in one language or the other. A more economical solution is to print a version of the invitation in each language on a separate card and bilingual reply cards and reception cards. You can also print (but not engrave) two-sided invitations with one language version on each side."

Julie continues, "Folders can also be used for bilingual can also interweave texts, printing every other line in the second language, using different type style and possibly even a second color."

Photo courtesy of Martha Stewart.

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