Wedding Invitation Wording

Wedding Invitation wording


Now you have decided on the design for your wedding invitations, it’s important to have the right wording on them.

The wording on your invite needs to include the important details for your day but also give a hint of the vibe for your wedding celebration.  It could be a formal or informal wedding celebration, a full day event or evening only, your parents could be the hosts, or it could be just yourselves.

So, here are some examples that you can use, or just use parts of to help you get started.

Main invitation wording details to be included:

  • Who’s the host? Is it your parents or you two.
  • There needs to be a request to attend your wedding.
  • Your names! It is tradition for the bride’s name to go first, followed by the groom – but it really is up to you these days!
  • The location of the wedding. There’s no need for full postcodes these days as most navigation systems and good old Google maps will help find the location if you have the venue and city on the invitation.
  • The date and time of the wedding.
  • Reception details such as the venue. Sometimes the reception is at a different location to the wedding so make sure you include the time.
  • Dress code. This is mainly for formal invitations, but I have put a note for footwear for some lovely beach weddings too.
  • RSVP details such as when to reply by, and how to do so. I recommend clients to have an RSVP date for 8 weeks before the wedding, because we all know there will be some that will be late to RSVP.  A lot of my clients have a wedding website and ask their guests to RSVP on it.  So, make sure to include the website details.
  • Wedding websites are becoming more and more popular and it’s a great way to share information about your wedding. This could include travel information on how to get to your venue and guest accommodation details.



A traditional wedding invitation will normally come from the parents of the bride which is all down to tradition.  Did you know that traditionally the brides’ parents would host the day and pay for the wedding?

Here’s some example wording for a traditional wedding which would involve a church wedding ceremony with a reception afterwards.


Mr & Mrs David Spencer

request the pleasure of your company

at the marriage of their daughter



Mr Jonathan White




and afterwards at



RSVP by 31st August 2021 to parent’s address



If you are hosting the wedding as a couple, then here is an example of some wording for your invitation below.  Most of the time an invite coming from you both is a little less formal.


Together with their families

Sarah Hanshaw


Jack Smith

joyfully invite you to celebrate their wedding on






For more information & to RSVP please visit



Other wording or phrases you could include or substitute:

  • Invite you to join them in celebration of their wedding on
  • Please join your names as we say “I do!” / tie the knot!
  • Invite you to share in our joy as we get married.

We understand there are lots of reasons to have different wording on your invitations too.  The wording on invitations can be tailored and bespoke just for you and if you need any assistance please get in touch with us and we will be happy to help.

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