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Invitation Wording for Wedding Invitations

Wedding Invitation Wording Samples

Choosing your wedding invitation wording can be tricky. You want the perfect words with the right sentiment.

You also know there are etiquette rules. You’re not sure if you want to follow them to a ‘T’ for your formal affair or get creative for a more casual feel.

Either way, looking at different wedding invitation wording samples and the proper etiquette can help you narrow down the perfect fit for your wedding. Below are some samples of different styles based on who is hosting the wedding and the formality of the event.

Samples of Casual Wedding Invitation Wording

When the bride and groom are hosting:

Together with their families

Jessica Jones

and Loren Smith

invite you to celebrate their wedding

Saturday April 30th, 2016

At two o’clock in the afternoon

The Ridge House Inn

12345 Happily Ever After Lane

Las Vegas, NV

Dinner and dancing to follow

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We’re in love and we want everyone to know it

Join us as we take the plunge

and become Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Saturday April 30th, 2016

At two o’clock in the afternoon

The Ridge House Inn

12345 Happily Ever After Lane

Las Vegas, NV

Reception to immediately follow

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We invite you to join us in celebrating our love

on this day we will marry the one

we laugh with, live for, dream with, love

we have chosen to continue

our growth through marriage

Please join

Jessica Jones and

Loren Smith

Saturday April 30th, 2016

At two o’clock in the afternoon

The Ridge House Inn

12345 Happily Ever After Lane

Las Vegas, NV

Reception to immediately follow

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Jessica Jones

and Loren Smith

request the honor of your presence

on the occasion of their marriage

Saturday April 30th, 2016

At two o’clock in the afternoon

The Ridge House Inn

12345 Happily Ever After Lane

Las Vegas, NV

Dinner and dancing to follow

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Miss Jessica Jones

and

Mr. Loren Smith

cordially invite you to a

celebration of their marriage

Saturday April 30th, 2016

At two o’clock in the afternoon

The Ridge House Inn

12345 Happily Ever After Lane

Las Vegas, NV

Dinner and dancing to follow

Formal Wedding Invitation Wording Samples

When both parents are hosting and listed separately:

Mr. and Mrs. James Jones

and Mr. and Mrs. John Smith

request the honor of your presence

at the marriage of their daughter

Jessica Leigh Jones

to

Loren Smith

Saturday April 30th, 2016

At Two O’clock in the afternoon

The Ridge House Inn

12345 Happily Ever After Lane

Las Vegas, NV

Reception to follow

When the bride’s parents host and are divorced and remarried and when the groom’s family is included:

Mr. and Mrs. James Jones

and Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Adams

request the honor of your presence

at the marriage of their daughter

Jessica Leigh Jones

to

Loren Smith

Son of

Mr. and Mrs. John Smith

Saturday April 30th, 2016

At Two O’clock in the afternoon

The Ridge House Inn

12345 Happily Ever After Lane

Las Vegas, NV

Reception to follow

 

When it comes to wedding invitation wording, we could list examples for days, because you can always mix and match to make the wording fit your unique situation.

Here’s a quick snap shot of wedding invitation etiquette and wording options, so you can easily remember your choices:

Hosting

1.     Bride and Groom Hosting: “Together with their families…”

2.     Married: “Mr. and Mrs. James Jones…”

3.     Divorced: “Mrs. Jill Jones and Mr. James Jones…”

4.     Remarried: “Mrs. Jill Jones and Mr. and Mrs. James Jones…”

5.     Widowed: “Mrs. Jill Jones and the late Mr. James Jones…”

Invitation

1.     Formal: “request the honor of your presence…”

2.     Casual: “invite you to share in the celebration…” or “cordially invite you to the marriage…”

Bride and Groom’s Names

1.     Bride’s name is always written first

2.     Bride’s first name and middle name are written if her parents’ last name is written at the top of the invite

3.     Groom’s last name is always written and his middle name is optional

Details

1.     The month and the day of the week should always be capitalized

2.     You should always spell out the date and time

Reception

1.     “Dinner and dancing to follow”

2.     “Reception to immediately follow”

3.     Only capitalize the first letter of the statement and don’t end in punctuation

Use this as a helpful guide. At the end of the day, your wedding invitation wording should be a reflection of your wedding style and personality.

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