How to write a medieval wedding invitation

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How to write a medieval wedding invitation
Create a medieval scroll-style wedding invitation. (George Marks/Retrofile/Getty Images)

A medieval wedding represents the romantic ideals of a time gone by. Kings, queens, princes and princesses can be the inspiration for beautiful wedding invitations to your medieval-themed ceremony. If you are crafty, save money by making your own invitations. You can always ask some friends to help out. Medieval invitations are easy to make by hand and will let guests know they are in for a romantic day straight out of the Renaissance.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Parchment style paper
  • Calligraphy markers and pens

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Write pertinent invitation information on thin, parchment style paper using calligraphy. Calligraphy writing emulates the type of writing found in the medieval period. Use calligraphy for the entire invitation.

  2. 2

    Compose the invitation using medieval style language such as "Hear Ye, knights and maidens. Thou art invited to hereby witness the matrimony of Princess Kate, the fairest daughter of King John and Queen Beth, to Prince Mark, the firstborn son of the house of Anderson (groom's last name)."

  3. 3

    Use medieval-type phrases such as "The wedding will be held in the year of the Lord, two thousand eleven," and "Reception afterward to celebrate the merriment of the occasion with drinks and a feast."

  4. 4

    Write small reply cards that guests can use to RSVP using language such as "Yea, I will be able to attend the betrothal," or "Nay, I must send my regrets."

Tips and warnings

  • Design your own family crest to be drawn on each invitation, or have a stamp made of the crest. This can be a design of your actual family crest, if you have one, or something you and your groom come up with together.
  • Roll the invitations into a scroll shape and seal them with a wax seal or gold sticker. Have a friend or family member pose as a royal page and hand deliver the invitations.

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