Invitations & Stationery

Grammatical Mistakes You Cannot Afford To Make on Your Wedding Invites

Simran Keswani , 08 Dec 2017

Your wedding invitation is the official announcement of your big day and while you may want your guests to go all open-mouthed and wide-eyed on opening up the envelope, there are some common grammatical errors that you must re-check before signing off the invitations.

#1 Complicated Words

Honestly, in the hustle bustle of too many tasks, you will not have the meticulous eye to check the misspelt words (even if you proofread). To save you from any future predicament avoid all those intricate words whose task is to merely make your card a little fancy.

#2  Abbreviation

While you may be TTD with the wedding arrangements and would want your invitations ready ASAP, you should not use abbreviations in your invitation because TBH half of the guests wouldn’t understand.

(Just like you didn't)

#3 Dates

We cannot put enough emphasis on getting your article proofread by someone else. It is common to overlook the important details like dates after staring at it for too long, like the most mispelt month is "February". Also don’t throw unnecessary “and”  in dates. Eg: To mention the year, you should consider two thousand seventeen and NOT two thousand and seventeen.

#4 Improper Capitalization

Rest the caps lock key. There is no reason you should capitalize every detail. Aside from proper nouns, the only day of the week, month and first letters should be capitalized.

#5 Homophones

Pay special attention to words that can swap out for each other like there and their, right and write, your and you’re. They can end up changing the complete meaning of your message which you obviously cannot afford especially with something as important as your wedding invitation.