Wording Ideas

This section details some wording ideas for invitations, gift poems and thank you verses.  Just scroll down for the relevant item you’d like help with.

We can print whatever wording you’d like, both on the front and inside the invitations. Here are a few examples of invitation wording ideas but we can help if you are unsure.
We’ve got ideas for Wedding invitation wording from the bride and groom or, more formally, from the brides parents. There are also some gift list poems and thank you verses at the bottom of this page but we will print whatever you wish.

Wedding Invitation Wording
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 2019 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

Wedding Invitation Wording
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 2019
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

Wedding Invitation Wording
from Bride and Groom

Stephanie & Robin
request the pleasure of the company of

Mum & Dad

on the occasion of their marriage
on Saturday 17th June 2019
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

Christening/Baptism Invitation

David & Stella Shaw
would like to invite

Simon and Sarah

to the Christening of their daughter

Charlotte Rose

on Sunday 7th November 2019
at 10.30am

followed by a celebration luncheon
at The Duke of York
Newcastle Road, Leeds

R.S.V.P.
Tenby House
Shrewsbury Road
Manchester
MN7 2PU

Wedding Anniversary Wording

David and Joan Davidson
would like to invite

Roger and Stella

to celebrate their
Golden Wedding Anniversary

on Saturday 4th April 2019
at 7.00pm

at The Bedford Hotel
Duke Street, Tavistock

R.S.V.P.
17 Gallards Way
Tavistock
Plymouth
PL24 2RJ

Save The Date Card

Save The Date

30th August 2020

to celebrate the marriage of
Sarah Davenport and Adrian Cambridge

formal invitation to follow.

RSVP Card

James and India

Shall be pleased to accept/Are unable to accept

Your invitation to the wedding of
Kent & Chloe
Saturday 12th July 2018

Number of guests attending ____

Some ‘Thank You’ Verses

We can print any wording inside your card but here are a few examples.

Just a card to thank you
And a line to tell you too.
Nothing could have been more welcome
Than that thoughtful gift from you.
And as the years shall come and go
Your gift will give us pleasure
And bring you back to us again
In memories to treasure.

So from the tips of our boots
To the tops of our hats
We thank you for your present
And your hearty “congrats”.

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A loving note can barely say
all we felt that magic day.
A heartfelt thanks is sent to you
for your thoughtful gift and wishes, too.
These few words can hardly say
all I felt on my magical birthday.
I send to you my heartfelt thanks
for your thoughtful gift
and your best wishes too.

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Our wedding day was special because we were lucky
enough to be surrounded by the people we love.
Your thoughtfulness & generosity are truly appreciated.
Thank you for sharing in the start of our new life together.

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We would like to thank you
In our special way,
For the gift you gave
On our wedding day.
It was thoughtful and kind
And generous too,
The perfect gift
To us from you.
A gift to remind us
Of our wedding day
So to you for your kindness
Thank you we say.

Gift List Poems

On this day, our special day
We do not know how to say
We have a house and contents too
So presents really wouldn’t do
But if a gift you’d like to bring
Then money would be just the thing
We hope this does not cause offence
In our case it makes more sense.

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We are sending out this invitation,
And hope you will join our celebration.
If to send a gift is your intention,
In modesty we would like to mention,
We have already got a kettle and a toaster,
Crockery, dinner mats and coasters,
So rather than something we have already got,
Please give us money for our savings pot.
But, most importantly, we request,
That you turn up as our wedding guest.

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We haven’t got a gift list, for all of you to see,
Because as you all know we never can agree!
But if you’d like to help us, start our married life,
cash or high street vouchers, would save a lot of strife.

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We’ve been together a few years now;
We have pots and pans and linen and towels;
We have glasses and toasters,
really quite a few;
So instead of more gifts,
we suggest this to you;
If it doesn’t offend
and it won’t send you running;
What we would really appreciate
is quite simply money.

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We’ve lived quite a while with all our pots and pans
and as we don’t need homely gifts we’ve got another plan.
We know its not traditional but an awful lot more fun
to have items on our wedding list to help us catch some sun.
So if you’d like to give a gift and send us on our way
a donation to our honeymoon would really make our day!

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We’ve been together for a while,
And have a lovely home.
There are not too many things,
That we don’t already own
So please don’t be offended,
And please don’t think we’re brash.
But if thoughts were on a present,
We would much prefer the cash.
But the choice is really up to you,
And we would like to say,
That the best gift we could receive,
Is you, here, on our special day.

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So what do you get
For the bride and groom
Whose house needs things
In every room?
When shopping for a present please don’t be rash
As there is always the option
To just give cash!
We hope you don’t find
Our request to be funny
But we really would appreciate
A gift of money.

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Unsure in our minds, of what we may need,
Not wanting to offend, or show any greed,
We have the essentials to be living in sin,
A kettle, a toaster, and even a bin.
So , money is requested, in order to proceed,
With life’s little luxuries one day we might need.

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More than just kisses so far we’ve shared
Our home has been made with love and care
Most things we need we’ve already got
Like a toaster and kettle, pans and pots.
A wishing well we thought would be great
(but only if you wish to participate)
A gift of money is placed in the well
Then make a wish … but do not tell.
Once we’ve replaced the old with the new
We can look back and say it was thanks to you!
And in return for your kindness we’re sure
that one day soon you’ll get what you wished for!

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The love of family and friends
Bring happiness that never ends
Each one of you as guests we’ll treasure
You’ll fill our day with so much pleasure
While wedding presents are so nice
Your presence really will suffice
But if a gift is on your mind
Your contribution would be kind
We are saving to buy a home together as you know,
Each welcome gift will help it grow
But the greatest gift is that you’ll say
You’d love to share our wedding day.

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Name and Name are getting wed
A happy event it must be said.
They are beginning a new life
Looking ahead to be husband and wife.
To help them set up home anew
Now they’ve found pastures new.
To buy sofas, beds and wardrobes too
A gift of money they request of you.
But, most importantly, they request,
That you turn up as their wedding guest.

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We’ve been together now for a year or two,
Our weddings coming up and we’ve invited you.
We have all we need so there’s no wedding list,
But we have a plan, if you must and persist.
A donation to our Wishing Well would be gratefully received,
Just don’t think you have to, we would not be aggrieved.
We really want your company to help make our day,
To eat, drink, and be merry and dance the night away.
We thank you in advance and hope we’ll be seeing you,
Because you’re part of our wish that we want to come true.

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Our Wedding Wish

 An exciting time is coming our way,
and we can’t wait for you to share our special day!
We do but have just one request,
and that’s for you to be our guest.

We don’t expect presents or gifts galore,
Laughter and fun is the aim of the day,
so no amount of presents will take this away.

We have our pots, we have our pans
but what we need is a helping hand
So for you we have another request,
after a year of planning a wedding…. we need a rest!

If a gift however you’d like to give,
then please think of us
A honeymoon is just what we need,
so a donation would be gratefully received
But don’t forget above the rest,
we just want you to be our guest!