How To Word Your Wedding Invite

Written by Harini Natarajan

Your wedding invitation is the first element of your big day that guests see. It should represent you, your love for your partner, and the celebration that is to come. This is exactly why designing it on your own is crucial. The wording of the wedding invitation tells a lot about the vibe you are going for and helps add a personal touch to the invite. It does not matter whether you want to keep the wording classic, traditional, or casual, some elements can’t be overlooked.

To help you pick the appropriate writing style for your wedding invitation, we have shortlisted some of the exceptional ones. Pick the wording that suits your style and the guest list. Keep scrolling!

Common Wordings In Wedding Invitations

Common Wordings In Wedding Invitations

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Whether you are planning a formal or an informal affair, there are plenty of great wording options to choose from for your wedding invitations. Here are some phrases you can consider and build on:

  • “Would love for you to join them”
  • “Invite you to celebrate with them”
  • “At the marriage of their children”
  • “The pleasure of your company”
  • “Invite you to share in their love as they exchange vows”
  • “Honor of your presence is requested at the marriage of”
  • “Together with their parents you are cordially invited to celebrate the marriage”
  • “_____ joyfully invite you to share in a celebration of love and commitment”
  • “Please come help us celebrate our love”
  • “Together with our families we joyfully invite you to the wedding of _____”
  • “Invite you to witness the love and come party at the marriage”
  • “_____ have the honor of announcing their marriage”
  • “Please join as we tie the knot”
  • “_____ would be honored to have you present when we exchange vows”
  • “Request the pleasure of your company at the celebration of their union”
  • “You are cordially invited to attend the wedding of”
  • “We invite you to share in our joy and request your presence at the wedding of”
  • “With joyful hearts, _____ request your presence at their wedding”
  • “We’re getting married, please join us”
  • “_____invite you to an evening of drinks and dancing to celebrate their wedding!”

To ensure that your wedding invitation turns out flawless, refer to the list of an invite’s components in the next section. Read on to not miss out any details.

What All To Include In An Invite

What All To Include In An Invite

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All wedding invitations should include the following key elements:

  • A line to denote who is hosting the wedding (parents or the couple)
  • A request line, inviting the guests to your wedding
  • Full names of the couple
  • Date and time of the ceremony
  • Venue information
  • Reception information
  • Dress code
  • RSVP deadline
  • RSVP contact details

You can also add your guests’ names to make it clear whether they are allowed to bring company or children.

Your wedding invite should also be customized according to the kind of ceremony you are planning — traditional, quirky, or private. Head to the next section for invitation specimens for formal, casual, and virtual weddings.

Sample Wedding Invitations

1. Formal Wedding Invitations

Formal Wedding Invitations

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  • Amelia Bell & Jake Bradley
    Request the honor of your presence
    On their wedding day
    Saturday, the 11th of June, 2016
    At half past six o’clock in the evening
    The First Congregational Church of Wells
  • We’re getting married!
    Ben & Pilar
    Please join us
    10.11.2014
    At 5:30 p.m.
    Panorama Hills
  • Sophia Anderson and Jaden Harper
    Invite you to their wedding
    September 14, 2024
    Saturday at four o’clock
    In the afternoon
    Willow Creek Vineyard
    Seattle, Washington
  • The honor of your presence
    Is requested at the marriage of
    Jack Smith
    To Kim Mason
    Saturday, the seventeenth of May
    Two thousand and twenty
    At half past four in the afternoon
  • The pleasure of your company is requested
    At the marriage celebration of
    Robin Johnson and John Smith
    On Saturday, the eighteenth of July
    Two thousand twenty-two
    At four o’clock
    Grace Fellowship Church
  • Mr. and Mrs. Brian Rupert Briggs
    Request the honor of your presence
    At the marriage of
    Ms. Tricia Anne to their son Mr. Ryan Chan Bennett
    On Saturday, the ninth of November,
    Two thousand and eighteen at two o’clock in the afternoon.
    Notre Dame Catholic Cathedral
    Miami, Florida.
  • God has blessed us with
    Love and friendship.
    We, Sofia Smith and
    James Ray,
    Have chosen to begin our new
    Life together on
    Saturday, August 7, 2022
    We joyously invite
    You to witness as we exchange marriage vows
    And celebrate with us
    At 11 o’clock in the morning
    Christ Chapel of the Valley
    Los Angeles

2. Casual Wedding Invitations

Casual Wedding Invitations

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  • We’re getting married!
    Ben & Pilar
    Please join us
    10.11.2014
    at 5:30 p.m.
    Panorama Hills
  • Together with their families
    Kendall Robinson and Tatum White
    Invite you to celebrate their wedding
    Aug 23, 2022
    4 o’ clock in the evening
    Fernbank Museum of Natural History
    Augustana, Georgia
  • Talia Flores and Stephen Byrne
    Invite you to a celebration of their
    Love and commitment
    June 10, 2017
    12:00 pm
    Arctic Club Hotel
    Seattle, Washington
  • Ann & Thomas
    Are tying the knot!
    You are happily invited to
    Join us in celebration of their marriage
    Saturday the twelfth of September 2020
    4 o’clock in the afternoon
    Crater Lake Lodge
  • With great pleasure
    Mrs. & Mr. Biel and Mrs. & Mr. Timberlake
    Invite you to celebrate the
    Marriage of their children
    Jessica and Justin
    October 19, 2012
    At four o’clock in the afternoon
    Borgo Egnazia Resort
  • Mr. and Mrs. Smith
    Request the honor of your presence
    At the marriage of their daughter
    Maria Smith to Jade Collins
    When they ask God’s blessing on their union
    And His presence in their new life together.
  • Please share in our joy at
    The marriage of our daughter
    Tricia Anne Briggs to Ryan Chan Bennett
    November 09, 2022, at four o’clock.
    The Grand Oak Cafe
    Manitoba, Winnipeg
    Dinner and dancing to follow

3. Invitation To Attend Virtually

How To Word Your Wedding Invite

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  • With an abundance of caution
    And care for our guests,
    We have decided to marry
    In a small intimate ceremony.
    We sincerely appreciate your
    Love and support, and
    Would love if you could
    Join us virtually instead
    As we say ‘I do’.
  • In light of the current health restrictions,
    Our wedding is sadly smaller than intended.
    We have limited number of seats,
    And we saved one for you.
    Hope you can join us as
    We celebrate our wedding day.
    Please reply by 3rd of September
    To let us know if you can still attend.
  • Alexa and John joyfully announce their marriage,
    December 26, 2020
    Due to restrictions on gathering sizes,
    We are unable to celebrate with you in person.
    Please know that your presence
    Will be sincerely missed
    And we hope that you will be able to
    Celebrate with us from afar.
  • In a private ceremony,
    A new love is being celebrated.
    Alexandrea Jack and Jacob Mason
    Are tying a knot in
    The presence of their close circle.
    We would love for your blessings and wishes!
  • There’s been a change of plan!
    Citing the current economic crisis,
    We can’t share this day with you in person.
    Please join us virtually through Zoom
    To celebrate our special day.
    See our website for access details.
  • Our love can’t be canceled!
    We are not stopping and have decided
    To move the party to zoom.
    We request that you join us
    In celebrating this day.
    We can’t wait to meet you
    All at a huge celebration when this is over.
    Visit our website for details of admission.

4. To Intimate About Postponement

  • During this challenging
    And unprecedented time,
    We regret to inform you that
    Carly and Frederick’s wedding
    Has been postponed.
    We will keep you updated
    When more information is available.
    The Campbell and Monterey families

Sending out your gorgeous wedding invite is an exciting step in the wedding planning process. And if the wedding invitation wordings are correct and humbling, your guests will feel welcome and happy to be a part of your wedding day. We hope these wedding invitation wordings save you some precious time and help you create personalized and creative invites.

Expert’s Answers For Readers’ Questions

How do I invite friends to my wedding?

You can keep it simple and send your friends the same invitation cards you are sending to your family members. You can also create exclusive ‘friends only’ digital e-invites and send them via email or WhatsApp.

Does the bride’s name go first on wedding invitations?

Yes, traditionally, the name of the bride always precedes the groom’s name.

How do you address parents on wedding invitations?

When writing the wedding invitation from both sets of parents, make sure first and last names appear for all parents. For example, if one set of parents is hosting the wedding, then follow, ‘Mrs. and Mr. John Smith request the honor of your presence.’

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As Chief Editor, Harini sets the tone and editorial direction for StyleCraze to deliver engaging, interesting, and authentic content revolving around women's health, wellness, and beauty. She has over 14 years of experience in content writing and editing for online media. She specializes in the areas of Beauty, Lifestyle, and Health & Wellness and is proficient in Medical Sciences (Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, and Biochemistry). Her background in Biomedical Engineering helps her decode and interpret the finer nuances of scientific research for her team. Harini is a certified bibliophile and a closet poet. She also loves dancing and traveling to offbeat destinations.