Invitation Wording

In the 90s, finding the ‘proper’ way to word your wedding invitations is no easy task! Whether your parents are divorced, you live with an aunt or your grandparents, or you are hosting the wedding yourself, the following examples will be sure to help you with your invitation wording.

Formal invitations

an invitation from the bride’s parents:

Mr and Mrs Anthony James
request the pleasure of the company of

__________________________

at the marriage of their daughter
Susan Louise
with
David Matthew Johnson

at
St Andrew’s Church, Westbrook

on
Saturday, 25th April, 1998
at 5.30pm

and afterwards at
Wateredge reception gardens, Westbrook

 

An invitation from the groom’s parents:

Mr and Mrs Arthur Johnson
request the pleasure of the company of

????????????????

at the marriage of

Ms Susan Louise James
to their son
Mr David Matthew Johnson

at
St Andrew’s Church, Westbrook

on
Saturday, 25th April, 1998
at 5.30pm

and afterwards at
Wateredge reception gardens, Westbrook

 

An invitation from a divorced family – If your parents are divorced and you live with your mother, she should issue the wedding invitations. Likewise, if you live with your father, he should issue the invitations. However, in most divorced families, it is the bride’s mother who issues the wedding invitations. If she has remarried or changed her name, the bride’s surname should be printed on the invitations.

 

Mr and Mrs Saul Bell
request the pleasure of the company of

????????????????.

at the marriage of her daughter
Elizabeth Jane Dawson

with

Simon Peter Masters

at
St Andrew’s Church, Westbrook

on
Saturday, 25th April, 1998
at 5.30pm

and afterwards at
Wateredge reception gardens, Westbrook

 

An invitation from another family member – If another member of your family will be hosting the wedding, such as an aunt or your grandparents, this should be made clear.

An invitation from the her grandparents:

Mr and Mrs Robert Allan
request the pleasure of the company of

????????????????

at the marriage of their granddaughter
Melissa Ann

with

Ian Walter Davidson

at
St Andrew’s Church, Westbrook

on
Saturday, 25th April, 1998
at 5.30pm

and afterwards at
Wateredge reception gardens, Westbrook

An invitation from the bride and groom:

The pleasure of the company of

?????????????.

is requested

at the marriage of
Fiona Anne Parsons

with

James Michael Wallace

at
St Andrew’s Church, Westbrook

on
Saturday, 25th April, 1998
at 5.30pm

and afterwards at
Wateredge reception gardens, Westbrook

Informal invitations
Informal invitations can be handwritten in letter form, or purchased as pre-printed stationery where the details simply need to be filled in.

an invitation from the bride’s parents:

Dear Robyn,

On Saturday, 25th April, at 5.30pm, our daughter, Patricia Janice, will marry Joel Andrews at St Andrew’s Church, Westbrook.

Following the ceremony, a reception will be held at Wateredge reception gardens, Westbrook. We would be delighted if you could join us on this happy occasion.

Yours sincerely,

Pamela and Andrew Brooks

An invitation from the bride and groom

Dear Robyn,

It would give us great pleasure if you would be able to join us at St Andrew’s Church, Westbrook, for our wedding on Saturday, 25th April, 1998.

Following the ceremony, a reception will be held at Wateredge reception gardens, Westbrook.

Your reply would be appreciated by the 10th April.

Yours sincerely,

Patricia Brooks and Joel Andrews

Using different wording

If you feel that the more traditional wording is not quite your style, why not consider something different?

An invitation where the bride and groom’s families are sharing the cost of the wedding:

Mr and Mrs Paul Soloman

and

Mr and Mrs Robert Brown

invite

???????????

to share in the joy
of the marriage of

Sarah Jane

and

Patrick Thomas

this celebration of their love will held at
St Andrew’s Church, Westbrook

on
Saturday, 25th April, 1998
at 5.30pm

and rejoiced in afterwards at
Wateredge reception gardens, Westbrook

 

An invitation where the bride and groom will be paying for the wedding, but they still want to include their parents on the invitations:

Sarah Jane Soloman

and

Patrick Thomas Brown

request the pleasure of the company of

????????????????

at
St Andrew’s Church, Westbrook

on
Saturday, 25th April, 1998
at 5.30pm

and afterwards at
Wateredge reception gardens, Westbrook

Whichever style of wording you choose, remember to include the following important information:
* The names of the bride and groom
* The time and place the ceremony will be held (15 minutes before the actual ceremony takes place)
* The time and address of your reception venue
* RSVP date and address or phone number.

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