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Wording

If you are struggling on your wording, below are some examples used for invitations.
If you would like some

advice on your invitation wording

I'm happy to help!
If you just have no idea where to start with wording, have a read through some below, or alternatively, send me your main details and I can give you some options.
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You are cordially invited to celebrate
 
the wedding of
 
<name>
 
and
 
<name>
 
at
 
<date, time & venue>
 


 

Together with their parents,
 
<name>
 
and
 
<name>
 
request the honour of your presence
 
At their marriage
 
<date, time & venue>
 


 
 

Because you have shared in our lives
 
by your friendship and love,
 
we, <name> and <name>
 
together with our parents
 
invite
 
………………………………………………………………………………………………
 
the beginning of our new life together
 
when we exchange marriage vows
 
on <date>
 
At <time, venue>

 

 
 

<name> & <name>
 
request the pleasure of
 
the company of
 
………………………………………………………………………………………………
 
at their Ceremony of Commitment
 
at <address>
 
on <date>
 
at <time>
 
To be followed by a champagne reception

 

 
 

<name> and <name>
 
request the honour of your presence
 
at their marriage
 
on <date>
 
at <time> o'clock in the evening
 
<address>
 
 
<name> and <name>
 
request the pleasure of your company
 
in celebrating their union of marriage
 
on <date>
 
at <time, venue>


 
 

<name>
 
and <name>
 
invite you to join them
 
in celebrating the marriage of their children
 
<names>
 
on <date>
 
at <time, venue>


 
 

“This day I will marry my best friend
 
The one I laugh with, live for, love.”

 
<name> and <name>
 
invite you to join them as they
 
begin their new life together
 
on <date>
 
<time>
 
at
 
<address>
 
And afterwards for the evening reception


 
 

<name>
 
and
 
<name>
 
invite you to share in the joy
 
of the beginning of our new life together
 
when we exchange marriage vows
 
on <date>
 
at <time> o'clock in the afternoon
 
<address>
 
and afterwards for the evening reception

 
 

 
 

We invite you to join us
 
for the Civil Partnership Signing and celebration
 
at <place>
 
on <date>
 
at <time>
 
Then for a party at <venue, time>


 
 

So long as I can breathe or I can see
So long lives your love, which gives life to me.
 

It is with joy that we,
 
<names>
 
Invite
 
…………………………………………………………………………..
 
To share
In our happiness
 
On <date>
 
At <time, venue>


Choosing the right wording for your invitations can seem daunting, and it can be difficult to know where to start.
To help you get started, have a think about the following questions:
What is the theme or style of your wedding?  is it formal or casual? Is it traditional or more unusual?
Who is inviting the guests? You and your partner, or do you wish for parents included?
The etiquette for this usually follows that those who are hosting (or paying for the greater part) of the wedding should be the ones who are inviting.
If it is a joint effort, include both parties for example: “Together with their parents, Anne and John would like to invite you…” The most traditional way is for the bride’s parents to be the sole invitation givers: “Mr and Mrs Smith invite you to celebrate the wedding of the daughter Anne Smith to Mr John Brown…”
For more modern weddings, you might decide to omit this part completely and just have simply: “You are invited to celebrate the marriage of Anne Smith and John Brown…”
What information do you need to include? How much information you include in the invitation is entirely personal. You may decide to include an additional information card if there is a lot to convey to the guest, e.g. transport, accommodation, directions, dress code, gift information…
Important information that must be included or else leave your guests guessing should be:
·         Date and time
·         Venue
·         Reception details
·         Most importantly – who’s wedding it is!
You might be surprised by the number of wording I receive for invitations that omit one or more of these vital pieces of information! I do try to double check everything is included, but would like to remind you to do the same!
R.S.V.P.  Including R.S.V.P. information on the main invitation is optional. You may want to include it with a reply by date, giving you guests a deadline- this is good if you like to be super organised, or if your wedding is during a busy time of year where a number of guests may be unavailable. R.S.V.P information can include an address for more traditional invitations, or just an email or phone number for a quicker reply. If you plan to include an R.S.V.P. card (£1.20) then just “R.S.V.P” on its own can suffice. Your wedding party may be small, and your guests have already told you they are attending. In this case, the invitation is just a formality, and no R.S.V.P. information is needed.
Do you wish to include a poem, or quote? This can be a nice personal touch, either above the invitation, or on the opposite page. This might be a short verse from a favourite poem or song, or a quote from an inspirational person. It could be a piece of scripture if religion is particularly important to you. This is very much a personal choice.
Whether to include this extra wording can depend sometimes, on the space available. It might not be physically possible to include it on the invitation itself but we can always discuss other possibilities. Perhaps a small card, or even on the envelope.
Hopefully this will help you get started on your wording. If you need any help please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Love, Lucy x
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