OK, I’m going to be honest – this can be a minefield!
Really, you can put anything at all because there aren’t any rules – it’s your wedding after all! However, I do tend to prefer a modern twist on the traditional wording. This is just because it reflects my invitation style and sits happily with couples who are fully in love with it.
It also hugely depends on what type of wedding you’re having, from the super traditional, “Mr and Mrs Smith request the pleasure of your company at their daughter’s wedding…”, to the independent couple’s, “Come and celebrate our wedding day”, or “Together with our parents…”
I’ve put together a few examples of some wedding invitation wording, but ultimately your invitations should represent your love and big day!
Helpful tips on what to include
- Who’s hosting – (parents, you two, or both)
- Request to come to the wedding (duh!)
- Names of the couple
- Date and time of the wedding
- Reception information
- Dress code
- Separate RSVP card
As a general rule, these are the most important parts to your invite – if these are ticked off, you’re winning!
Super formal with parents hosting:
Elizabeth Smith, daughter of Mr and Mrs Andrew Smith, and Tim Morris, son of Mr David Morris, request the honour of your presence at their wedding. June 6, 2023 at 2 o’clock in the afternoon. Holkham Hall, Norfolk. Dinner and dancing to follow, formal evening wear required
Modern twist on the traditional:
Together with their parents, Aaron and Rachel request the pleasure of your company to celebrate their wedding. June 6, 2023 at 2pm. Holkham Hall, Norfolk. Dinner and dancing to follow, last orders at 11.30pm
Independant and super chilled:
Karen and John would love for you to join them and celebrate their wedding. Wellington Woods, Norfolk, 3pm. Food and drink to follow. Party ’til late!
Lucy and Fab
Lucy and Fab are getting married! December 19, 2023. 2pm. Ely Cathedral. Drinks and dancing shenanigans to follow at The Old Hall Ely
Kelly and Carl
Mr and Mrs Salisbury request the pleasure of your company at the wedding of their daughter Kelly, to Carl Moss. Saturday 27th September, 2023, one o’clock. The William Cecil. Reception to follow.
Charlotte and Louis
Together with their families, Charlotte and Louis request the honor of your presence as they tie the knot. Friday May 12th, 2023, 2pm. Haycock Manor Hotel. Dinner and dancing to follow.
Katie and George
Katie and George would love your presence in celebrating their marriage. May 23rd 2022, 3 o’clock in the afternoon. At Bassmead Manor Barns. Reception to follow.
William and Jane
We’re getting married! William and Jane. Please join us 10.11.2024 at 1:30 pm. The George, Stamford. Followed by dinner and dancing
Tom and Harry
Together with their families, Tom and Harry invite you to join them as they say “I Do!” Saturday, 21st September | 2023. One o’clock in the afternoon | Sissons Barn, Peakirk | Dinner, dancing and drinks to follow