Wedding Invitation Wording Assistance - Because You've Never Done This Before!

One of the most common questions I get as a wedding invitation designer is, "Can you help me with my wording?" And of course I say "Yes!" because this is what I do. I'm here to help in all aspects, not just the design!

Below are examples of how you can word your invitation based on who is hosting the wedding. But remember, these are just suggestions, you can choose whatever wording you like best ... because it is YOUR wedding day!

 

BOTH SET OF PARENTS INVITING

Mr. and Mrs. {Bride's Father and Mother First Names and Last Name}
and
Mr. and Mrs. {Groom's Father and Mother First Names and Last Name}
Request the honour of your presence
At the marriage of their children
{Bride First and Middle Names}
&
{Groom First and Middle Names}
On the {Day} of {Month}
{Year}
At {Time}
{Wedding Location}
{Street Address}
{City, State}
Reception To Follow

Tip: Traditionally the spelling of "honour" is used if your ceremony is held in a place of worship. But if you prefer to use "honor" that is acceptable as well.

 

BRIDES PARENTS INVITING WITH MENTION OF GROOM'S PARENTS

Mr. and Mrs. {Bride's Father and Mother First Names and Last Name}
Request the honour of your presence
At the marriage of their daughter
{Bride First and Middle Names}
to
{Groom First and Middle Names}
Son of Mr. and Mrs. {Groom's Father and Mother First Names and Last Name}
On the {Day} of {Month}
{Year}
At {Time}
{Wedding Location}
{Street Address}
{City, State}
Reception To Follow

Tip: Some parents would prefer to just list the husband's first name so for example it would read Mr. and Mrs. John Doe instead of Mr. and Mrs. John and Jane Doe.

 

COUPLE INVITING

{Bride First, Middle and Last Names}
&
{Groom First, Middle and Last Names}
Invite you to celebrate their marriage
On the {Day} of {Month}
{Year}
At {Time}
{Wedding Location}
{Street Address}
{City, State}
Reception To Follow

Tip: Have some fun with the Reception to Follow line as well. You could use "Cocktails, Dinner and Dancing to Follow" if you are having a cocktail hour or just "Dinner and Dancing to Follow" if not having a cocktail hour.

 

COUPLE & PARENTS INVITING

Together with their families
{Bride First, Middle and Last Names}
&
{Groom First, Middle and Last Names}
Request the honour of your presence
At their marriage
On the {Day} of {Month}
{Year}
At {Time}
{Wedding Location}
{Street Address}
{City, State}
Reception To Follow

Tip: The line "Request the honour of your presence at their marriage" can be changed to "Invite you to celebrate their wedding" or "Joyfully request your presence at their wedding" or whatever else you may come up with!

 

REMARRIED PARENTS - FATHER OR MOTHER ONLY INVITING

Mr. and Mrs. {First Names and Last Name}
Request the honour of your presence
At the marriage of {his/her} daughter
{Bride First and Middle Names}
to
{Groom First and Middle Names}
Son of Mr. and Mrs. {Groom's Father and Mother First Names and Last Name}
On the {Day} of {Month}
{Year}
At {Time}
{Wedding Location}
{Street Address}
{City, State}
Reception To Follow

Tip: You don't have to list the "Son of" line if you don't want to, but I find it is a common courtesy to list that in case a guest is a friend/coworker of their groom's parents and may not necessarily recognize the other names on the invitation without theirs being listed.

 

DIVORCED PARENTS INVITING

{Mr. or Ms.} {First and Last Name}
Request the honour of your presence
At the marriage of {his/her} daughter
{Bride First and Middle Names}
to
{Groom First and Middle Names}
Son of Mr. and Mrs. {Groom's Father and Mother First Names and Last Name}
On the {Day} of {Month}
{Year}
At {Time}
{Wedding Location}
{Street Address}
{City, State}
Reception To Follow

Tip: If both divorced parents are hosting, both of their names should be listed, but on separate lines.

 

COUPLE & CHILDREN INVITING

{Bride First, Middle and Last Names}
to
{Groom First, Middle and Last Names}
Along with their children
{Children First Names}
Invite you to celebrate their
Joining of two families as one
On the {Day} of {Month}
{Year}
At {Time}
{Wedding Location}
{Street Address}
{City, State}
Reception To Follow

Tip: You could have some fun with this wording as well and have the children listed as inviting guests to their parents' wedding.

 

COUPLE INVITING WITH MENTION OF DECEASED PARENT(S)

{Bride First, Middle and Last Names}
Daughter of {Living Parent First and Last Name} and the late {Deceased Parent First and Last Name}
&
{Groom First, Middle and Last Names}
Son of Mr. and Mrs. {Groom's Father and Mother First Names and Last Name}
Invite you to celebrate their marriage
On the {Day} of {Month}
{Year}
At {Time}
{Wedding Location}
{Street Address}
{City, State}
Reception To Follow

Tip: Use the same format as the daughter of line in place of the son of line if that is where this would need to be used.

 

ELOPEMENT - INVITE TO RECEPTION

We Eloped!
{Bride First, Middle and Last Names}
&
{Groom First, Middle and Last Names}
Invite you to celebrate their marriage
On the {Day} of {Month}
{Year}
At {Time}
{Wedding Location}
{Street Address}
{City, State}

Tip: Have some fun with your wording if you eloped to Vegas or somewhere tropical!

And don't forget to check my website www.tarasdesigns.com and social media pages for new postings ... you never know what kind of wording the next couple may choose to use that strikes your fancy as well!