The construction of the invitation is also integral to how personalized and romantic the invitations are. Good quality paper stock, vellum, and even some sparkle are key ingredients for personalized invitations. It mostly comes down to how these items are used on the invitation to determine how romantic the invitation is after it is completed. Taking the time and effort to plan different layers of the paper sheets can lend to a romantic, traditional, or a modern feel. Single layers of cardstock and paper give an air of simplicity. Wedding invitations with several layers of paper, vellum, and cardstock are apparent in more intricately designed romantic invitations.
The Groom's parents are issuing the invitation: Use the wording as above but include the bride's surname: i.e. Mr. & Mrs. Peter Brown request the pleasure of your company at the marriage of Sally Smith to their son John The couple are paying for their own wedding: They may still wish to issue the invitation on behalf of Sally and/or John's parents or if not, they use their own first and last names.