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Wedding Invitation Wording

Figuring out how to word your invitations can be tricky. With all the etiquette rules and customs, it can seem overwhelming. But don’t worry – we are here to help you! Read through this post to find all the information you will need to write your invitations.

What Information Do You Need? 

  • Bride and groom’s names
  • Bride and groom’s parents’ names
  • Date, time, and location of ceremony
  • Date, time, and location of reception/open house
  • Registry information

Once you have this information, it is simply a matter of plugging it in. You can change the wording based on how formal or casual you want your invitations to be.

Formal Invitation Wording

  • The invitation should be issued by the hosts i.e. “Dwayne and Mary Smith are pleased the announce…”
  • Include all formal titles, such as Dr., Mr., and Mrs.
  • Spell the date out, i.e. “Monday, the fourth of July two thousand thirteen”
  • Do not include registry information on the invitation.

Informal Invitation Wording

  • Feel free to play around with the placement of names. You can put both sets of parents together or omit them, it’s up to you.
  • Keep it casual. No need for fancy descriptive words, keep it short and too the point.
  • Include registry information to make it easy for guests to find the perfect gift.
  • Mix up the order of information

Take a look at the examples below to get inspired for writing your own information! For more examples, head on over to our invitation portfolio.