The invitation to the ceremony is engraved on the front sheet of white note-paper.
The smartest, at present, is that with a raised margin—or plate mark. At the top of the sheet the crest (if the family of the bride has the right to use one) is embossed without color.
Otherwise the invitation bears no device.
The engraving may be in script, block, shaded block, or old English.
The invitation to the ceremony should always request “the honour” of your “presence,” and never the “pleasure” of your “company.” (Honour is spelled in the old-fashioned way, with a “u” instead of “honor.”)
Two envelopes are never used except for wedding invitations or announcements; but wedding invitations and all accompanying cards are always enclosed first in an inner envelope that has no mucilage on the flap, and is superscribed “Mr. and Mrs. Jameson Greatlake,” without address.
This is enclosed in an outer envelope which is sealed and addressed.
To those who are only “asked to the church” no house invitation is enclosed.
The proper form for an invitation to a church ceremony is:
(Form No. 1.)
The invitation to the breakfast or reception following the church ceremony is engraved on a card to match the paper of the church invitation and is the size of the latter after it is folded for the envelope: