Wedding Invitation Wording: Tips And Samples


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Having issues with your wedding invitation wording? Check out the following tips and sample invites to make the process waaaaay easier on yourself.

Invite Tips

  • Spell out words such as avenue, doctor and junior. If you’re short on space and dealing with long names, use abbreviations, but otherwise spell everything out.
  • Spell out middle names. If you are once again short on space, remove the middle name completely.
  • Write out dates and times, such as “the fifth of July.”
  • Use “honor of your presence” if having your ceremony in a religious house. If not, use “pleasure of your company.”
  • Give the word “and” its own separate line when using it to join bride and groom names.
  • Use the word “Miss” or “Ms.” only if desired.
  • Placing the parents’ names on the invite? Use the bride’s last name only if her last name is different from her parents.
  • Use the words “to” and “and” based on personal preference.

Sample Invites

Use these sample invites to write your own invitations!

Traditional Church Ceremony

Mr. and Mrs. Robert John Clark
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Sarah Jane
to
Mr. Colin Daniel Miller
Saturday, the seventh of June
Two thousand and fourteen
at half after five o’clock
Church of Christ
Chicago, Illinois

Roman Catholic

“Nuptial mass” is generally included in Roman Catholic wedding invitations.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert John Clark
request the honor of your presence
at the Nuptial Mass uniting their daughter
Sarah Jane
and
Mr. Colin Daniel Miller
in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony
Saturday, the seventh of June
Two thousand and fourteen
at half after five o’clock
St. Pius Catholic Church
Chicago, Illinois

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Bridal Couple as Hosts–Sample 1

The honor of your presence is requested
at the marriage of
Ms. Sarah Jane Clark
to
Mr. Colin Daniel Miller
Saturday, the seventh of June
Two thousand and fourteen
at half after five o’clock
Church of Christ
Chicago, Illinois

Bridal Couple as Hosts–Sample 2

Ms. Sarah Jane Clark
and
Mr. Colin Daniel Miller
request the honor of your presence
at their marriage
Saturday, the seventh of June
Two thousand and fourteen
at half after five o’clock
Church of Christ
Chicago, Illinois

Both Parents Hosting/Jewish Wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Robert John Clark
Mr. and Mrs. John Michael Miller
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their children
Sarah Jane Clark
and
Colin Daniel Miller
Saturday, the fourth of January
Two thousand and fourteen
at half after six o’clock
City Club
Chicago, Illinois

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Both Parents Hosting

Mr. and Mrs. Robert John Clark
Mrs. Caroline Butler Miller
Mr. John Michael Miller
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of
Sarah Jane Clark
to
Mr. Colin Daniel Miller
Saturday, the fourth of January
Two thousand and fourteen
at half after six o’clock
City Club
Chicago, Illinois

Parents of the Bride Hosting–Divorced Edition

Mrs. Linda Clark Williams
Mr. and Mrs. Robert John Clark
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Sarah Jane
to
Mr. Colin Daniel Miller
Saturday, the seventh of June
Two thousand and fourteen
at half after five o’clock
Church of Christ
Chicago, Illinois

One Parent Hosting

Mrs. Robert John Clark
requests the honor of your presence
at the marriage of her daughter
Sarah Jane
to
Mr. Colin Daniel Miller
Saturday, the seventh of June
Two thousand and fourteen
at half after five o’clock
Church of Christ
Chicago, Illinois

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Invite That Includes Reception Wording

Mr. and Mrs. Robert John Clark
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter
Sarah Jane
to
Mr. Colin Daniel Miller
Saturday, the fourteenth of June
Two thousand and fourteen
at half after five o’clock
City Club
Chicago, Illinois
and afterwards at the reception

Reception Invite Only

Mr. and Mrs. Robert John Clark
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage reception of their daughter
Sarah Jane
and
Mr. Colin Daniel Miller
Saturday, the fourteenth of June
Two thousand and fourteen
at seven o’clock
City Club
Chicago, Illinois

Reception on a Later Date

Mr. and Mrs. Robert John Clark
request the pleasure of your company
at a reception
in honor of
Mr. and Mrs. Colin Daniel Miller
Saturday, the fourteenth of June
Two thousand and fourteen
at seven o’clock
City Club
Chicago, Illinois

Wedding at Home of Friends or Relatives

Mr. and Mrs. Robert John Clark
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter
Sarah Jane
to
Mr. Colin Daniel Miller
Saturday, the fourteenth of June
Two thousand and fourteen
at half after five o’clock
210 Sunset Drive
Chicago, Illinois
and afterwards at the reception

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Wedding at Bride’s Parents’ House

Mr. and Mrs. Robert John Clark
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter
Sarah Jane
to
Mr. Colin Daniel Miller
Saturday, the fourteenth of June
Two thousand and fourteen
at half after five o’clock
723 Woodvale Drive
Chicago, Illinois
and afterwards at the reception

Second Wedding With Children Hosting

Mr. Jim Connor Adams
Miss Jennifer Krista Adams
Miss Carrie Anne Jones
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their parents
Kelly Denise Adams
and
Raymond Anderson Jones
Saturday, the fourteenth of June
Two thousand and five
at half after five o’clock
Church of Christ
Chicago, Illinois