wedding invitation wording

Wedding invitation wording – ideas for all weddings

Your wedding invitation wording will help to set the tone for the wedding itself.  It is vital to include all the important details and achieve a suitable level of formality in the text.

Make sue you include:

Host names
Date, time & venue for the wedding ceremony
Details of what will follow the ceremony
e.g. ‘and afterwards at “a different venue”/the ceremony will be followed by the wedding breakfast and an evening reception
RSVP details (usually a postal address, telephone number and/or email address)

Traditional, formal

Traditionally, the bride’s parents would host the wedding and therefore the invitation would come from them. A formal style of wording would be used:

Dr & Mrs T R Thomas
request the pleasure of the company of

………………………………………
at the marriage of their daughter
Joanne
with
Mr Richard Shaddick
at Castell Coch, Tongwynlais,
on Friday, 24th August 2001
at 3.00pm
and afterwards at
The Manor Parc, Thornhill, Cardiff
RSVP Address, Phone & Email

Many families though will not fit this tradition and the wording can always be adapted accordingly.

Modern, informal

It is becoming increasingly popular for the couple to host the wedding themselves and also to use a more informal style of wording, for example:

Joanne & Richard
would be delighted if
………………………………..
would join them
to celebrate their marriage
at Castell Coch, Tongwynlais,
on Friday, 24th August 2001
at 3.00pm
and afterwards at
The Manor Parc, Thornhill, Cardiff
RSVP Address, Phone & Email

Modern, inclusive

Alternatively the couple might like to acknowledge both sets of parents without necessarily naming each of them. This wedding invitation wording can be adapted to ‘Together with their families’ for an even more ‘inclusive’ feel.

Together with their parents,
Joanne Thomas & Richard Shaddick
request the pleasure of the company of
…………………………………………………
to celebrate their marriage at
The Manor Parc Country Hotel, Thornhill
on Friday, 24th August 2001
at 3.00pm
The ceremony will be followed by
the wedding breakfast and an
evening of music & dancing
RSVP Address, Phone & Email

So while traditional etiquette may dictate a certain style of wedding invitation wording, the choice is ultimately yours. If you would like any advice on wording your invitations, don’t hesitate to get in touch, we’ll be happy to help!