When it comes to wedding clip art and wording, it really should be special and can be especially when you are creating your own invitations with wedding clipart. You can get your message through and the theme of your wedding just through your invitations by using themes such as beach, unique weddings, floral weddings, formal weddings, informal, second weddings, modern or old fashioned weddings and much more. All of which can be expressed through the invitation.
Wedding clip art of course has not been around for as long as the wordings for wedding invitations but in today's world they can be just as important as the wording. Wedding invitations have been around for a very long time and in every society. In fact some of the earliest documented evidence of wedding invitations have been found on the walls of caves. However, generally, prior to the 19th century most weddings were done by word of mouth. Usually a town crier would go around the town and announce the wedding and anyone who heard the announcement would go to the wedding.
Since there was widespread illiteracy among the people in the Middle Ages, written wedding invitations were reserved only for those of nobility. Royal families would have their invitations written by monks who were excellent at the beautiful art of calligraphy. It was in the early 17th century that printing techniques were created and perhaps the earliest forms of wedding clipart in a manner of speaking began, but was not common however.
When it came around to the 18th century, wedding invitations were most often handwritten and this was a true sign of sophistication, especially in England. In fact it was usually the butler who would handcraft the invitations with both words and art.
This kind of handcrafting of invitations was common among all the aristocrats who spent a lot of their time with this process. There was a lot of planning done making sure the right pens were used to ensure that letters were done in the right dimensions and usually the calligraphy pen was the best choice for these kinds of wedding invitations. During this time each guest would be mentioned on the invitations in the classic style, this however is never done when creating invitations. Although if a person were to want their invitations to be extremely old fashioned and of this classic style they might want to include something similar along with vintage style wedding clipart. This type of classic invitation was put in envelopes and then sealed with wax and then the family crest would be embossed into the wax.
You might want to consider adding a lovely wax seal to modern day wedding invitation envelopes to add a bit of class to the presentation of the invitations. Another remnant of classic style invitations would be to include tissue papers in the invitations as well.
Some examples of wordings for invitations are found below:
Formal Wording – Bride (name) and Groom (name) Requst the favor of your presence as they say I do and enter into the lifelong commitment of marriage. Then the wedding information would follow. Wedding clip art for this would be simple and elegant, perhaps in gold tones with a couple of simple gold bands.
Informal Wording – The ideal wedding isn't about dresses and cakes. It's about a love shared between two people. Please join us as Bride and Groom share the rest of their lives with each other. Followed by the wedding information. This can have wedding clip art that is less elegant or formal.
Traditional Wording – Mr. and Mrs. (Name) Request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter Bride to Groom with the wedding information following. Here is another one that generally has elegant clipart perhaps a few flowers or just a couple of simple wedding bands.
There are a variety of others that can be done as well: