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How to word your wedding invitations,
in Keeping with tradition

How to word your wedding invitations? Firstly, you need to decide who the invitation is going to be coming from. For example, will your parents be hosting the event or will you host the wedding yourselves? Traditionally a wedding invitation would have come from the bride’s parents. Due to them paying the bill, they would be hosting the wedding too. However, with most couples paying for their own weddings these days, it can be tricky to know how to word your wedding invitations.

Secondly, you will want to consider how formal you want the wording to be. Keep in mind the style of your venue or wedding theme. Do you want to use full names and titles or first names only? Here, we have compiled a handy guide on how to word your invites, so that’s one more thing ticked off your growing to-do list!

How to word your wedding invitations

How to word your wedding invitations

Engaged Couple Host (formal)

Miss Lucy Davis and Mr Mark Turner request the pleasure of your company at their marriage.
To be held at St Audries Park, Somerset, on Saturday 26th October 2019 at 2pm.
Reception to follow.

Engaged Couple Host (Informal)

Lucy and Mark would like to invite you to join them in celebrating their marriage.
To be held at St Audries Park, Somerset,
on Saturday 26th October 2019 at 2pm.
Reception to follow.

Bride’s Parents Host

Mr and Mrs Paul Davis request the pleasure of your company at the marriage of their daughter Lucy to Mr Mark Turner.
To be held at St Audries Park, Somerset, on Saturday 26th October 2019 at 2pm.
Reception to follow.

Divorced Parents Host

Mr Paul Davis and Ms Sheila Clarke request the pleasure of your company at the marriage of their daughter Lucy to Mr Mark Turner.
To be held
at St Audries Park, Somerset, on Saturday 26th October 2019 at 2pm.
Reception to follow.

Re-married Parents Host

Mr and Mrs Simon Baker and Mr and Mrs Paul Davis request the pleasure of your company at the marriage of his/her daughter Lucy to Mr Mark Turner.
To be held
at St Audries Park, Somerset, on Saturday 26th October 2019 at 2pm.
Reception to follow.

Widowed Mother Hosts

Mrs Paul Davis requests the pleasure of your company at the marriage of her daughter Lucy to Mr Mark Turner.
To be held at St Audries Park, Somerset, on Saturday 26th October 2019 at 2pm.
Reception to follow.

Evening Inviatation

Mr and Mrs Paul Davis request the pleasure of your company at an evening reception, following the marriage of their daughter Lucy to Mr Mark Turner.
Please join us at St Audries Park, Somerset on Saturday 26th October 2019 at 8pm.

How to word your wedding invitations

RSVPs

RSVPs should be directed back to the host. Therefore, back to the person the invitation is from. The main thing to consider with your wedding invitation is that you provide all of the information needed to avoid your guests any confusion.

Your guests need to know where the wedding is, the date and the time they should be there. You don’t want someone to think they are invited to the whole day, if you intended them to be an evening guest, because you forgot to put the arrival time on the invitation. They need to know who is invited (is there a plus one?) and what date and to whom they need to return their RSVP. Happy planning!
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