Sample Wedding Invitation Wording

Below are a few examples of popular wedding invitation wording and phrasing. The wording varies depending on who is doing the inviting. A good rule of thumb is to list whomever is paying for the majority of the wedding, first. Your invitation and wording should set the stage and expectations for wedding guests.

 

Parents of the Bride inviting...

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Jones
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Rebekha Jones
and
Matthew Lee Richards
on Saturday, the second of May
two thousand and eleven
at four o'clock
Belmont Gardens
3290 Hillside Road
Austin, Texas

Couple inviting...

Rebekha Lynn Jones
and
Matthew Lee Richards
request the honour of your presence
at their marriage
on Saturday, the second of May
two thousand and eleven
at four o'clock
Belmont Gardens
3290 Hillside Road
Austin, Texas

Both parents inviting...

Together with their families
Rebekha Lynn Jones
and
Matthew Lee Richards
request the honour of your presence
at their marriage
on Saturday, the second of May
two thousand and eleven
at four o'clock
Belmont Gardens
3290 Hillside Road
Austin, Texas

Bride's parent inviting (widowed parent)...

Mr. (or Mrs.) Peter Jones
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of his (or her) daughter
Rebekha Lynn Jones
to
Matthew Lee Richardson
on Saturday, the second of May
two thousand and eleven
at four o'clock
Belmont Gardens
3290 Hillside Road
Austin, Texas

Reception Card...

Reception immediately following the ceremony
Hurst Golf Club
3000 Fairway Drive
Austin, Texas [hr/] Reception Dinner at seven o'clock
Hurst Golf Club
3000 Fairway Drive
Austin, Texas

Response Card...

Please reply by April tenth
M


( ) Accept ( ) Regret

[hr/] The favour of a reply by April 10th
M

( ) We'd Be Delighted ( ) Regretfully Decline

Save the Date Wording...

Rebekha Lynn Jones and Matthew Lee Richardson are very happy to announce our wedding date of April 2, 2011. We are sending this Save the Date announcement to give you enough notice to reserve this day so you can spend it with us. Your formal invitation will arrive closer to the wedding date. We very much look forward to seeing you there!

Divorced parents (father re-married)...

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Jones
and Ms. Karen Marie McAdams
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter
Rebekha Lynn Jones
to Matthew Lee Richardson
on Saturday, the second of May
two thousand and eleven
at four o'clock
Belmont Gardens
3290 Hillside Road
Austin, Texas

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