How do you make the wedding announcement? First it comes the engagement part and party so most of the people will find out about the incoming event. Hence not that many details are offered instantly. So there’s got to be a way. The wedding invitations cards are nevertheless the needed ones to make it all official with all details.
Have you wondered what the history of wedding invitations is? In ancient times there was no such thing; an announcement to a party, to any kind of event was made by words of mouth spread. And more concretely in the public square a messenger was responsible with spreading the news among people.
With time passing the whole society evolved and around 1600 newspapers were the innovative part of that time. The weddings were no longer announced orally but through written media. Hence, thinking that a wedding was not for the whole society but for a limited number of people there had to be another way to make the guests restricted list and wedding announcement. And in the history of wedding invitations there is another marking point, about the printed cards, the wedding invitations cards that start to have a contour and a similarity with the nowadays ones.
Because mostly the noble ones could read and write this was a distinctive point for the superiority social rank. The invitations were the cards with which one could enter to a wedding, in a local to an event. But soon after middle social rank people start to do the same, making out of these the common way of a wedding announcement.
As for the invitation itself for noble ones the escutcheon was a must have, the inscription of the family symbol. Nowadays it is all about the attraction for a design, for imprints. Another kept common line is about the text of the invitations that will not skip the part of the parents’ names of both sides. Actually with what the invitation will start since parents used to organize the weddings. Nowadays we see just as a part of respect we have for them.
Categories: Invitations | November 2nd 2012 | By Sara