Spanish Wedding Invitation Wording Ideas to Try
Wedding invitations are the first glimpses to one for the most important days of your life. It sets the tone of the event, from the number of guests to the motif of the attire. The wedding ceremony marks a new journey to your life as a married couple.
Your invitations are the ideal start to preparing for your transition from couple to life-partners. There are plenty of ways to convey the blossoming of your relationship in a few cards. The best approach is to make your invitations personalized, in order to include your guests in the celebration of you and your future spouse’s love.
This article is a guide to Spanish wedding invitation wording ideas. Here are the key components to include in a traditional invitation:
- The names of couple soon-to-be-wed
- The location, date and time of the wedding and/or reception
- Dress code
- RSVP card with the number of guests per card
- Contact information
- Map to the location of the event
A gorgeous way to start your invitation is to quote a short romantic passage that reflects your relationship with your partner. It could be from a poem, a song, or a favourite movie you two hold dear in your hearts.
The quote below is taken from Pablo Neruda’s 100 love sonnets. It is a perfect example of a romantic opening just before introducing the names of the couple.
“…edifiqué pequeñas casas de catorce tablas para que en ellas vivan tus ojos que adoro y canto. Así establecidas mis razones de amor te entrego esta centuria: sonetos de madera que sólo se levantaron porque tú les diste la vida.”
In English it says,
“I built up these lumber piles of love, and with fourteen boards each I built little houses, so that your eyes, which I adore and sing to, might live in them. Now that I have declared the foundations of my love, I surrender this century to you: wooden sonnets that rise only because you gave them life.”
You can introduce the names of the couple afterwards by writing a proper invitation to the event through the parents of the groom and bride and saying “participan el enlace matrimonial de sus hijos”, or “solicitar el placer de su compañía en el matrimonio de sus hijos.” It may also be as straightforward as saying “estás invitado a celebrar el matrimonio de [bride’s name] y [groom’s name].”
The couples’ names should stand out from the rest of the text, which can be done by enlarging the Font or individualizing its style. The names can be lined in gold or embossed to elevate the design. Don’t be afraid to make the main invitation card as fancy as you can. This first card is like the front page to a magazine that is meant to catch the recipient’s attention. It also sets the main motif to the whole affair.
The introduction is subsequently followed by the details to the event such as the date, time and locations. A good transition sounds like this:
“Piden el honor de su presencia mientras intercambian sus promesas de matrimonio
El Domingo, 12 de Diciembre del año 2020, St. Michael the Archangel Church, 469 North Street, Greenwich Connecticut.”
After the main invitation card, there are several cards that can be added to your wedding invitation. Separate cards can be made for the principal sponsors, the menú, ceremony programs. And the RSVP card. Prenuptial pictures can be included separately in the envelope, or they can be placed on the main card.
Spanish Wedding Invitation Design
In order to further personalize the invitation, couples can customize the design of the invitations. You can play with shapes, sizes and colours.
The most practical design is to design the invitation according to the motif of the wedding ceremony. The specific hues you’d want your guests to wear on occasion can be used as the theme for the cards. The formality of the event can also exude from the cards. Lining the envelopes with gold can suggest ball gowns and tuxedos compared to using bright and quirky colours that may convey cocktail dresses and sport coats.
Font plays a big role in the presentation of invitations as well. A traditional card would write the names of the couple in a script or calligraphic typefaces. This matches perfectly with Spanish wedding invitations as they bring out more of the romantic language. You have to make sure your words are legible lest your announcement becomes ineffective or confusing, so for the other details, serif or sans serif type styles suffice.
A lot of couples nowadays steer away from the traditional clean invitations. Beige and cream invitations seem to be yesterday’s news. Personalization is the trend now, with couples wanting to put as much of themselves in the invitation design.
There are several themes that can be used in your invitation (and your wedding reception too!). Also, this is the perfect avenue to let the guests know about the couples’ characteristics, hobbies, or line of work. For the adventurous couples, why not layout your invitations to look like boarding passes to give a glimpse to a travel-themed wedding?
You don’t need to place mermaids or anchors to introduce a beach wedding. Prenuptial shoots in the beach, or background photos of the ocean and a gorgeous shore make for a lovely and serene aesthetic.
Besides the usual envelope and card type, invitations have also invited more out-of-the-box approaches that don’t diminish to the solemnity of the event. Photo cubes are popular shapes. They give you six surfaces to work on and can be placed on table-tops. A flipbook design is a lovely way to incorporate storytelling, or at least to exude that feeling while being able to accommodate more prenuptial pictures.
Preparing Spanish wedding invitation shouldn’t be daunting. Your happily ever after as a wedded couple is just beginning. It is amazing to have so much room to express your love for your partner and your gratitude for the support of your loved ones in just a few pages. Through this simple guide, may you and your future groom or bride have a worry-free and gleeful wedding planning!