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Wedding Invitation Wording Samples – Formal and Casual Examples

Wedding Invitation Wording Samples – Formal and Casual Examples

You’ve got the ring on your finger. You’ve picked a place, a date, and a theme. The time to send out the invitations is approaching, but what should they read? Should you stick with traditional wording or go for something fun and unique? It can be difficult to decide how to word your invitations. You want something that will reflect the style of your wedding and express the joy of celebrating your marriage with friends and family.

There are two things to keep in mind when wording your invitations. First, who is issuing the invites? Second, what is the style of your wedding?

Who is Sending Out Your Wedding Invitations?

The easiest part of choosing your wedding invitation wording is deciding who will be issuing the invites. Normally this depends on who is paying for the ceremony, a job that traditionally falls on the bride’s family. However, other parties, including the couple or the parents of the groom, sometimes pay, and thus would be the issuers of the invitations.

Your Style Of Wording

Once you’ve determined who’s issuing the invites, you need to match your invitations to your style. If you’re having a big, traditional wedding, then you probably want to go with formal wording. If you’re having a laid back, casual wedding, you may want to jazz up your invites with wording that fits your theme. Below are several basic wedding invitation wording samples and tips to give you a starting place.

Formal wording issued by the parents of the bride:

Mr. and Mrs. (father’s full name)
request the honor of you presence
at the marriage of their daughter
(bride’s first and middle name)
Mr. (groom’s full name)
on Monday, the seventeenth of July
two thousand and ten
at three o’clock
Community Bible Church
134 West Gilmore Street
Wherever, Kansas

Informal wording issued by the parents of the bride:

(Father’s name) and (mother’s name)
joyfully invite you to celebrate
the wedding of their daughter
(bride’s name)
(groom’s name)
on Monday, July 17th
Community Bible Church
134 W. Gilmore St.
Wherever, Kansas

Keep in mind that these wedding invitation wording samples are just suggestions. There are no hard and fast rules stating how you must word your invites. Be as creative and fun as you like. If you and your future spouse are financing the wedding together, you might want to start your invitation off with a poem or a quote, something expressing your personal commitment and joy.