Every wedding begins with an invitation. The invitation is the first formal announcement that a couple are going to be married. The majority of guests and of course the bride and groom will keep a copy of the wedding invitation as a memento of the day so it is important to get your wedding invitation wording just right.
Years ago there was little difference in the wedding invitation wording as they were all sent from the bride’s parents and the wedding invitation wording simply requested the honour of the guest’s presence at the marriage of their daughter. It was quite plain and formal.
Now that times have changed and families are more varied due to divorce or a second marriage, for some writing the wedding invitation wording may be more difficult that you may think.
Examples Of Some Wedding Invitation Wording Are:
The simplest wedding invitation would be something along the lines of:-
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Smith request the honour of your presence at the marriage of their daughter Sarah Louise to Robert Peter Johnson at the (Venue, date, time)
If the groom’s parents would also like to be included in the wedding invitation wording you could adapt it slightly so that it read:-
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Smith request the honour of your presence at the marriage of their daughter Sarah Louise to Robert Peter Johnson the son of Mr and Mrs Richard Johnson at the (Venue, date, time)
The wedding invitation wording may become more complicated following a divorce. If the bride’s parents are divorced and there is a new step parent the wedding invitation wording should read:-
Mr. and Mrs. John Smith
Request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of Mrs. Smith’s daughter
If the bride and groom are paying for the entire event and are sending out the wedding invitations themselves, an example of the wedding invitation wording would be:-
You are cordially invited to celebrate
the wedding of Sarah Louise Smith
and Robert Steven Gregory
You would then include the details such as time place etc.
It is important to remember when sending out your invitations to include a response card and full details regarding the reception. You can also include helpful information such as a map and directions to the venue, your gift list information if you have one, details of the dress code and also local places to stay should the guests want a room for the night. Your guests will definitely appreciate the effort.
It is entirely down to your personal choice when choosing what type of font and colours to use but they should be in keeping with the overall theme and style of you special day.