The wording for a wedding invitation
is one of the most important elements of your wedding, and, in fact, the stationery is the first thing your guests see or receive from you about your wedding. The wedding invitations set the theme, tone and color scheme of your once in a lifetime celebration, the wedding you have dreamed of all your life. I can help make your dreams come true and have not only your wedding invitations be the envy of all your friends, but your whole celebration will reflect a custom personalized look and feel. It is important to carefully choose the wording, formal or informal, traditional or non-traditional. It will give your guests an idea of how the celebration will unfold.
Traditional Wording for Wedding Invitations
Traditionally wedding invitations began “Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Harris request the pleasure of your presence at the marriage of their daughter Jessica to….” Nowadays the bride and groom might be paying and could start by saying “Jessica Harris and John Smythe request the honour of your presence at their marriage….”. Or less formally they might start out: “With joy in our hearts, Jessica Harris and John Smythe request the pleasure of your presence at their wedding celebration”.
The wedding invitation wording sample above to the left is quite traditional and is used when the parents are going to be paying for the wedding. The sample of this type of invitation is shown here. Also when using this type of wording you should have the RSVP cards returned to the parents.
Contemporary Wording for a Wedding Invitation
Wording, poems or verses for wedding invitations was at one time, in the not too distant past, very traditional, but some of those rules are changing. It adhered to the strict Victorian rules of etiquette. In the 21st century with the growing number of blended families it is not always the mother and father of the bride paying for the wedding.
Therefore, things have changed. For example if the bride and groom are paying for the wedding, but would like to acknowledge a parent or parents on the invitation the wording might start: “Jessica Harris and John Smythe and their parents Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Harris request the pleasure of your presence…”
Informal Wedding Invitation Wording Samples
If your wedding is going to be less formal, maybe a garden wedding, then you might start out: “With joy in our hearts, Jessica Harris and John Smythe request the pleasure of your presence at their wedding celebration”. This text is shown in the wedding invitation wording sample below.
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