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Wedding Invitation Wording Samples & Tips

If you’re one of the many crafty couples that decided to take on the task of designing and creating your own wedding invitations, one of the most difficult steps is figuring out how you want everything to be worded. Not only are there specific things that need to be on your invitations, you’re going to want to make sure they are worded together perfectly to accentuate the formality of a wedding. Below are some imperative wedding invitation wording tips to help you set the right impression for the most important day of your life.

What Needs to Be on an Invitation?

The first thing to think about is all of the information you’re going to need to give to your guests as they’re going to need to know everything about your special day on a single piece of paper. Be sure to include:

Who is Getting Married?

At the end of the day, your close family will know that you’re due to be married, but randomly receiving an invitation in the mail with no one’s name on it can be confusing. Make sure that you definitely put your full name and your spouse’s full name on the invitation in a bold and big way so they are sure to remember that it’s your special day.

Time, Date, and Place

As three of the more obvious things that need to be on an invitation, you need to make sure that each of your guests knows where the wedding is taking place, especially if you’re having a ceremony and reception in two different locations. They’re also going to need to know the date of your wedding and the time of the event.

In terms of time, you may feel more comfortable giving your guests the time you’d like them to be there, rather than the time of the ceremony. However, if you want to give the ceremony time, prelude the time with a statement such as, “Ceremony to begin at….”

Giving Credit

If you’re a couple who has had help from their parents or other family members in regards to their wedding, you’re not alone. With that being said, you need to make sure that you’re giving credit to all of the people that deserve credit, such as your parents if they are hosting the event. This helps to make the people who are assisting with the wedding feel appreciated and it’s a very common practice amongst married couples who have had help from their parents.

Any Next Steps

After all of the above information is on your invitations, you’re then going to need to guide your guests to their next step, such as how to RSVP or where to go to find your wedding registry.

There are plenty of different ways to approach RSVPs as you can either have your guests mail back and insert in the invitation, or perhaps you can have them visit a website where they can submit whether they are attending the wedding or not.

When it comes to your registry, make sure that it’s one of the last things on the invitation as the most important part of your special day is to make sure that they can attend, rather than what they’ll be bringing as a gift.

Wedding Invitation Wording Examples

If you’re already lost while dealing with a ton of other wedding-related details, be sure to take a look at these great wedding invitation wording examples that you can easily copy and paste to your invitation layout. All you’ll need to do is input the correct names, dates, and times, and then send them off to your guests.

1. Highly Formal

Mr./Mrs. And Mr./Mrs. (First Name) (Middle Name) (Last Name) request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their son/daughter (First Name) (Middle Name) (Last Name) to (First Name) (Middle Name) (Last Name).

Saturday, the twenty-sixth of September, two thousand twenty, at six o’clock in the evening.

1234 Wedding Street, New Orleans, Louisiana

Reception to follow
Lovingly Garden

formal wedding invitation

2. Playful Formal

Together with their families (First Name) (Middle Name) (Last Name) and (First Name) (Middle Name) (Last Name) invite you to celebrate as they join together in marriage.

Saturday, September 26, 2020, 6:00 PM

1234 Wedding Street, New Orleans, Louisiana
Cocktails, dinner, and dancing to follow

3. Casual

Please join us for the wedding of (First Name) (Middle Name) (Last Name) and (First Name) (Middle Name) (Last Name) on Saturday, September 26, 2020, at 6:00 PM

1234 Wedding Street, New Orleans, Louisiana
Reception to follow

playful formal wedding invitation

4. Multi-location Weddings

Mr./Mrs. And Mr./Mrs. (First Name) (Middle Name) (Last Name) invite you to celebrate with their children (First Name) and (First Name) on their wedding day.

Saturday, 09/26/20, 6:00 PM
1234 Wedding Street: Ceremony
5678 Party Street: Reception at 7 PM
New Orleans, Louisiana

What to Remember When Getting Invitations Ready

Now that you are aware of what should be on your wedding invitations based on the formality of your event, it’s important that you remember these key steps to ensure you’re prepared for getting the invitations to your guests.

1. Getting Stamps

If you intend on mailing your invitations, it’s important to remember that you’re going to need stamps not only for the invitation itself, but for the RSVP cards as well. It’s always best if you attach the stamps to the RSVP envelopes in advance so your guests can easily mail their responses back. Make sure that you keep track of your guests as every invitation comes in with the help of a guest list.

2. Make or Order Extra Invitations

No matter if you’re making your invitations on your own or if you’re ordering them online, it’s important that you always make sure to have more than you need and it’s best if you have at least 25 extra. This can come in handy in the event that you have to send another invitation out if it gets lost in the mail.

3. Household Invitations

To help save on costs (and paper) remember that not every guest needs their own invitation, especially if they are residing in the same household as another guest. All you have to do is address the wedding invitation to the entire household, rather than referring to specific individuals. This not only helps to cut back on costs, but it also makes it incredibly simple for handling RSVPs.

wedding invitation sample

Your wedding invitations are one of the most important parts of your special day and know exactly how to word them is essential for setting the perfect tone. With the help of this list of tips and tricks, you’ll be well on your way to creating spectacular invitations that your guests are sure to not forget.

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