Top Tips For Wording Your Wedding Invitations

Top Tips On How To Word Your Wedding Invitations And What Information You Need To Include
Top Tips On What To Put On Your Wedding Invitations And How To Word It

A question I get asked about a lot is the wording on invitations, and what to write. Honestly, it’s totally up to you! The invites are yours to make completely your own, so I always advise my couples to choose wording that reflects them and their personalities more than anything.

All my House Collections can have their words completely changed so you can be as formal or informal as you like. But here are some tips and options to help get you started:


Top Tips On How To Word Your Wedding Invitations And What Information You Need To Include

Top Tips

Hosting - Traditionally the brides parents are the hosts, but in the 21st century, anyone can be the host. I’ve even had a couple have their 2 year old son invite guests to his mummy and daddy’s wedding! You don’t even have to have a host, you can simply say something along the lines of, “You’re invited to witness the marriage of…” you could even leave a space to personally write the guests names.

Ladies First - Traditionally the brides name comes before the groom’s but don’t be afraid to break tradition and change it up. I’ve had a couple who wanted to use their initials as a logo on on parts of their stationery but putting the bride’s name first ended up with it reading A & E, so they switched them around! A lot of the time, if it’s not specified that the bride’s name comes first, I order the names in the way that best fit the invites, particularly with single names stacked on top of each other.

RSVPs - Traditionally the RSVP’s are send back to the hosts, which are the parents of the bride. These days they generally get sent straight back to the bride and groom so they can get organising who sits where. When a wedding planning is involved, they sometimes get sent straight to them. A lot of couples choose not to have RSVP cards sent back to them at all, and avoid snail mail altogether. This is a great money saving option if you don’t want to pay for extra pieces of card, and also netter on the environment. Instead they set up their own personalised wedding email address. A lot of couple set up a quick gmail account using their names and wedding date. Or you can just pop a mobile number on there so people can text or call with a confirmation.

Punctuation - Capital letters should always be used for Names, Dates and Titles. Full stops are not usually used on invitations and commas are seen as optional or only used in addresses.

Dates - You can write the date however you like. Usually in the UK it’s written out as day, date, month, year “Saturday 25th July 2019”. Other people choose to write out the date in it’s entirety “Saturday Twenty-Fifth July Two Thousand & Nineteen”. Or you can simply use “25/09/2019”.


Invitation Wording

Here are just a few examples on how to word the introduction of your invites, to help you as a starting point.
But remember, it’s completely up to you how you word them, you can be as traditional or unique as you like!

Bride’s Parents
Inviting

Mr & Mrs Smith
request the honour of your presence at the marriage of their daughter

Emma Louise
to
Alex James

Saturday 25th July 2019
Barnsdale Hall Hotel,
Oakham, 2.00pm

Bride’s Parents Inviting acknowledging the Grooms Parents

Mr & Mrs Smith
request the honour of your presence at the marriage of their daughter

Emma Louise
to
Alex James

Son of Mr & Mrs Harris

Saturday 25th July 2019
Barnsdale Hall Hotel,
Oakham, 2.00pm

Bride & Groom
Inviting


You're invited to celebrate and witness the marriage of

Emma Willis
&
Alex Harris

Saturday 25th July 2019
Barnsdale Hall Hotel,
Oakham, 2.00pm

Bride, Groom & Both Sets of
Parents Inviting


Together with their families

Emma Louise Willis
&
Alex James Harris

invite you to join them at the celebration of their marriage

Saturday 25th July 2019
Barnsdale Hall Hotel,
Oakham, 2.00pm


What INFORMATION should I include?

I regularly get asked what to include in the guest information on the reserve of the invite or the extra detail card. Here is a list of ideas, pick and choose which ones are right for you, your wedding and your guests, and remember if you need to include loads of information you can always order extra detail cards that match your invitations.

• What time guests should arrive or be seated by
• Local accommodation
• Local taxi services
• Venue parking
• Public transport
• A custom map illustration
• Menu choices
• How to RSVP
• Dress code
• Whether children are invited
• Gifting information
• Whether confetti is allowed and what types
• A brief order of timing of the day

If you’re unsure what will fit, what to add or have any questions about your invitations, don’t hesitate to drop me a message!

Emily x

Top Tips On How To Word Your Wedding Invitations And What Information You Need To Include