Even the awkward stepping-around-the-issue way you have to phrase invitations with lines like "if you would like to help us celebrate our wedding by contributing a gift..." makes us laugh.
But those things will be. Here's some inspiration from 100 Layer Cake blog that I love. I especially love how it is shot in full sunlight - an issue our photographer was concerned about because our wedding is a day-time one. All photographers have their fingers crossed for overcast days because it makes for better photos... but there is nothing I love more than some full sunshine!
P.S totally on a side note - isn't it weird how American weddings have like, 10 bridesmaids and 10 groomsmen? Whereas over here you'd have between 2 and 4? Random!