Wedding Invitation Wording
Deciding on the perfect wording for your invitations
Please click the PDF for examples
Whatever your chosen style of
wedding stationery it’s important that your wedding invitation inserts are word
perfect. Along with the style of your wedding stationery the wording of your
wedding invitation should reflect the overall style of the day and how informal
or how formal your wedding will be.
For more formal weddings there
are certain ‘rules of etiquette’ to remember along with details that must not
be forgotten and usually the wording of the wedding invitation is determined by
who is hosting the wedding and their relationship to the bride. For Civil
Partnership ceremonies the wording tends to follow a more modern style but
there’s no reason why the couple can’t choose a traditional style of wording.
Of course, you don't have to follow any rules at all, your insert text can take
any form and this suits those couples opting for informal or modern ceremonies.
If you are making your own
wedding invitations we’ve listed many options below in order to help get the
wording content ‘just right'. However if you need further advice or can't find
what you're looking for then please contact us.
Should you be choosing
Bewitching Stationery to create your wedding invitations then you’re in capable
hands as our experience will ensure that your insert wording matches
the style of your wedding perfectly.
You should allow one
invitation per family including a courtesy one for the groom's parents and the
minister and their partner. Also include family and friends who you may already
know cannot come, but who would appreciate receiving an invitation, for example
and elderly relative.
Your wedding invitations must contain the
name of the bride
name and surname of the bridegroom and his title (Mr/Lieutenant/Sir)
month and year of the wedding ceremony
of the wedding reception
all names written in full (including middle names) – don’t be tempted to
the Bride is listed before the Groom using Christian and middle names only
however, please do bear in mind, some religions and military weddings require
are usually spelt out as words eg ‘3’ becomes ‘three’ unless the number
has more than two digits
any dress requirements e.g. black tie, smart, no jeans etc
food be served? (If it's not a dinner/lunch party)
will it finish?
children are invited, make this clear and include their name on the invitation.
However, if you want a child-free party, include a short tactful note, such as:
'We are sorry, but we are unable to accommodate children'
forget to order a few spare to allow for mistakes if you are writing out the
invitations instead of having them printed with guest names, and for any extra guests you may decide to ask at a later date.