Traditional Church Ceremony Wording

 

Traditional Church Ceremony Wording

Even in today’s modern world, if you’re planning a traditional church wedding the day would be hosted (and paid for) by the bride’s parents.

The usual protocol is to personalise your invites, although it is also acceptable to take a more generic stance and handwrite the names of your guests at the top of the invitation card, therefore only needing to print a non-personalised set of invites.  You also need to include the location of the Wedding Reception, and an RSVP Card, which should be directed to the parents of the bride.

As a guide, the text for a traditional church wedding invitation, with a reception afterwards, should read:-

Mr & Mrs James Jones

request the pleasure of

{guest name} if personalising or {your company} if non-personalising

at the marriage of their daughter

Joanna

to

Mr Jonathan Johnson

 

{location}

{date}

{time}

 

and afterwards at

{reception details}

 

RSVP by 15th May to {bride’s parents address}

 

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Mr and Mrs Charles Canterbury
request the pleasure of the company of

James and India

on the occasion of the marriage
of their daughter

Stephanie
to Mr Robin Davis

on Saturday 17th June 2021 at 3 o’clock

at Chelsea Old Church
64 Cheyne Walk, London, SW3 5LT

and afterwards at
The Dorchester Hotel, Mayfair

R.S.V.P.
27 The Crescent
Bath
GL7 2PU