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Simple Guide To Wedding Invitation Wording

You’ve found your dream wedding stationery, but there is still the question of the invitation wording. Do you want something traditional, or something personal and bespoke? The great thing there is no right or wrong. This is your wedding day so pick what most suits you as a couple.

To help make things effortless for you I have compiled a quick guide to where to start and what to think about when it comes to wedding invitation wording, followed by a few examples to inspire you. All of the wedding wording templates can be tweaked to what suits you best as a couple.

Can’t see anything that takes your fancy, then drop me an email and we can discuss your ideas.

Essential information for your wedding invitation

Who’s hosting the wedding

Traditionally this is the bride’s parents, but depending on your personal circumstances this can take many forms– both families, you and your other half, step-parents, or even your children.

 

The request to come to the wedding

Religious or traditional ceremonies often call for formal wording e.g. ‘request the pleasure of your company…’. More modern or civil services can lend themselves to more casual language e.g. ‘Join us to celebrate….’

 

The names of the couple

Traditionally the bride’s name comes before the groom’s. Names on same-sex invitations or can be written either way, alphabetical or whichever you personally prefer.

 

The location of the wedding

Now we all have Google at our fingertips simply the name of venue and town/city will be adequate, the full address can feature on your information card.

 

The date and times

This can be written as standard time and date format or you can get more creative by writing out your dates in full, e.g. ‘Tenth of August Two Thousand and Nineteen’. See our Wedding Stationery House Collections for some examples.

 

Reception information

Reception information is only required if different from the wedding ceremony or for an evening invitation where a guest is not attending the ceremony earlier in the day.

 

RSVP details

An RSVP date can be included at the bottom of your invitation, on your info card, or on a separate RSVP card. We recommend an RSVP cut-off of 4-6 weeks before the wedding.

Wedding Invitation Wording Examples

Traditional Church Wedding Invitation Wording

Mr and Mrs Wright
request the pleasure of
your company
at the marriage of their daughter
Sophie Wright
to
Andrew Smith

at the Church of St. Michael & All Angels
Bramcote
Saturday 26th June 2021
at 2.00pm

and afterwards at
The Walled Gardens, Beeston Fields

RSVP by 15th April 2021


Wedding Invitation Wording (Formal Civil Ceremony)

Mr and Mrs Wright
request the pleasure of
your company
at the marriage of their daughter
Sophie Wright
to
Andrew Smith

at The Walled Gardens, Beeston Fields
Saturday 26th June 2021
at 2.00pm

Dinner and dancing to follow

RSVP by 15th April 2021


Wedding Invitation Wording (Informal Civil Ceremony)

Together with their families,
Sophie
&
Andrew
invite you to celebrate their marriage

at The Walled Gardens, Beeston Fields
Saturday 26th June 2021
at 2.00pm

Food, drinking and dancing to follow

RSVP by 15th April 2021


Wedding Invitation Wording with the Couple as Hosts

Sophie
&
Andrew
Would like you to join them to celebrate their marriage

on Saturday 26th June 2021
at 2.00pm

at The Walled Gardens, Beeston Fields

Food, drinking and dancing to follow

RSVP by 15th April 2021

 

Alternative request lines for the couple hosting the wedding

You are invited to the marriage of [couple]

[couple] request the pleasure of your company

[couple] Have the pleasure of inviting you to celebrate their marriage

[couple] Please join us in celebrating our marriage

[couple] Have the pleasure of inviting

Join [couple] to celebrate our wedding

[Couple] have the pleasure of inviting [Guest Names] to celebrate their marriage

[Couple] would like you to join them to celebrate their marriage

Please join [couple] as we tie the knot!


Same-Sex Wedding Invitation Wording

Andrew
&
Martin
would like you to join them
to celebrate their marriage

at The Walled Gardens, Beeston Fields
Saturday 26th June 2021
at 2.00pm

Food, drinking and dancing to follow

RSVP by 15th April 2021


Evening-Only Wedding Invitation Wording

Formal evening wedding invitation

Mr and Mrs Wright

request the pleasure of your company
at an evening reception to celebrate
the marriage of their daughter

Sophie Wright
to
Andrew Smith

at
The Walled Gardens, Beeston Fields
Saturday 26th June 2021
at 7.30pm

RSVP by 15th April 2021

 

Informal evening wedding invitation

Sophie
&
Andrew

invite you to an evening of drinks and dancing
to celebrate their wedding!

The Walled Gardens, Beeston Fields
Saturday 26th June 2021
at 7.30pm

RSVP by 15th April 2021