I get asked quite a lot during consultations,
"Who goes first?"
This questions is usually referring to the couple's names and quite often sparks a lively debate amongst the couples.
When thinking about invitations, some people love to stick to tradition, however, in today's society traditions are changing... and fast.
Traditionally, the woman's name would go first, as years ago, the bride's parents would be expected to pay for the wedding and the invitations would therefore be addressed from them.
More and more couples are financing their own weddings to date and therefore the invitations are quite often from the couples themselves. This leads to many conversations about who should go first.
Some couples choose to follow tradition anyway, some prefer to go in alphabetical order and others really aren't that fussed either way.
The beauty of my job is that I can make invitations however people want them so the choice is really theirs to make.
I wholeheartedly believe that you should have your stationery how you want it and encourage people not to worry too much about right or wrong and traditions and go with what you prefer as a couple.
Happy planning! :)
Full time mum of three busy boys and self confessed craft addict. I work from home to supply wedding stationery that couples want rather than telling them what they can have. I like a challenge so enjoy creating bespoke stationery.