Wedding Invitation Wording – Formal and Informal Wording

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Wedding Invitation Wording – Formal and Informal Wording

Not sure how to phrase your wedding invitation?
Here are some examples to help you with your wedding invitation wording and also some etiquette tips for composing and sending out your wedding invitations.

Wedding Invitation Wording


Wedding Invitation –
Formal from Brides Parents

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 2018 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

~ooOoo~

Wedding Invitation – Informal from Brides Parents

Richard & Joyce Whiteman
would like to invite

Harry and Sandra

to celebrate the marriage of their daughter

Stephanie
to Mr Robin Davis

on Saturday 17th June 2018
at 3 o’clock

at St. Peter’s Parish Church
Southend Street, Chester

and afterwards at
Rookery Hall Hotel
Main Road, Worleston, Nantwich,
Cheshire, CW5 6DQ

R.S.V.P.
7 Chelmsford Close
Rochford
Essex
SS4 2LJ

~ooOoo~

Wedding Invitation – Hosted by Bride and Groom

Stephanie Clarke & Robin Norfolk
request the pleasure of the company of

Mum & Dad

on the occasion of their marriage
on Saturday 17th June 2018
at 3 o’clock

Ceremony and reception to be held at
The London Hotel
Edinburgh Lane, Clifton,
Bristol, BS3 4DN

R.S.V.P.
23 Windsor Drive
Swindon Village
Cheltenham
GL26 5BM

~ooOoo~

Wedding Invitation Wording

 

Wedding Invitation Etiquette

How should the invitations be worded if the brides’ parents are divorced, but nevertheless are co-hosting the wedding?

Mr Charles Robson and Mrs. Cole request the pleasure of your company at the marriage of their daughter Suzanne to Mr Simon Jones at St. Marks Church, Fulham on Saturday, 17th August 2018 at 3 o’ clock and afterwards at Holland House Hotel, Fulham.

How should the invitations be worded if the bride’s parents have re-married (non-amicable parting-of-ways)?

There are 2 options:
1. With their families Suzanne Robson and Simon Jones request the pleasure of your company at their marriage.
2. Mr Simon Jones and Miss Suzanne Robson request the pleasure of your company at their marriage

Should the bride’s parents send an invite to the groom’s parents?
Yes.

At what age do the children of a family receive a personal invitation?
This is personal preference.

Should evening invitations be sent out at the same time as the wedding invitations?
Yes.

What should we do if we want to invite some guests to the reception, but not the ceremony?

A note should be placed inside the envelope with the invitations giving a reason, for example owing to the small size of the venue.

If you have sent a ‘save the date’ card and been informed that the guests can’t make the wedding, do you still send them an invite?
Yes.

Should reply cards be supplied with a stamped address envelope?
It is good practice, but this is entirely up to you.

If you have not received an RSVP by the set date, how long do you leave it before following up?
This is personal preference, but we would say a week after the RSVP date.

How far in advance do you send ‘save the date’ cards and wedding invitations?
‘Save the date’ cards: 6-8 months in advance. Wedding invitations: 10-12 weeks in advance.

Information that should be included on the invitation:
State if invitation extends to the ceremony, reception or evening party
Childrens’ names should be included if invited
The name of the person the recipient should to reply to
RSVP address
Telephone number
Dress code (leave off if no dress code)

Aside from the ‘save the date’ cards, invitation and RSVP cards, is there any other stationery items you need to think about?

Yes, it’s a good idea to order the following stationery items once you know who is attending. Obvious items: Order of Service, Menu, Place Names, Thank You cards.

 

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