Wedding Invitation Wording

30 Jan

Ready to invite loved ones to the biggest and best day of your life!? Make sure you include all the important information you need in your wedding invitations. When designing your invites, take the opportunity to showcase your style and give guests an idea of your theme—as well as the level of formality to expect for the ceremony and reception. Also, consider ordering coordinating personalized wedding stationery for future thank you notes!

Key things to include in wedding invitation wording

Host Names
Example:
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Jones

Request to Attend
Example:
request the pleasure of your company at the marriage of their daughter

Names of the Bride and Groom
Example:
Mary Claire Jones
to
David Ross Brown

Location and time of the ceremony and reception
Example:
Saturday, the sixteenth of August
at four o’clock in the afternoon
Sun and Moon Ranch
454 Winding Road
Hailey, Idaho

RSVP
Example:
Please RSVP by July 8, 2014

Quick Tips for addressing wedding invitations

The request line: If your wedding ceremony is at a church/place of worship, use the phrase Request the honor/honour of your presence. If the wedding is at a secular location use the phrase Request the pleasure of our company.
What, When & Where: Do not use abbreviations. Spell out the date in this order: Day of the Week, Numeric Date, Month and Year. Use o'clock, in the morning, in the evening, and in the afternoon, when specifying the time of your ceremony. Spell out street names and state names for the venue address.
Reception Card: If your reception is at the same location as your ceremony, include information about the reception on your invitation. If it is at a different location, include information about the reception on a separate card.

Examples of wedding invitation wording

Bride's Parents Hosting
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Jones
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter
Mary Claire Jones
to
David Ross Brown
Saturday, the sixteenth of August
at four o’clock in the afternoon
Sun and Moon Ranch
454 Winding Road
Hailey, Idaho

Groom’s Parents Hosting:
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Brown
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of
Mary Claire Jones to
David Ross Brown
Saturday, the sixteenth of August
at four o’clock in the afternoon
Sun and Moon Ranch
454 Winding Road
Hailey, Idaho

Both Parents Hosting:
(Bride's parents' names should precede Groom's parents)
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Jones
and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Brown
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their children
Mary Claire Jones
to David Ross Brown
Saturday, the sixteenth of August
at four o’clock in the afternoon

Sun and Moon Ranch454 Winding Road
Hailey, Idaho

Couple Hosting:
The pleasure of your company is requested
at the marriage of Mary Claire Jones
to David Ross Brown
Saturday, the sixteenth of August
at four o’clock in the afternoon
Sun and Moon Ranch
454 Winding Road
Hailey, Idaho

Hosted by Everyone:
Together with their families
Mary Claire Jones
and David Ross Brown
invite you to join them as they exchange vows
Saturday, the sixteenth of August
at four o’clock in the afternoon
Sun and Moon Ranch
454 Winding Road
Hailey, Idaho

 

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