Wedding Invitation Wording

GUIDELINES FOR WEDDING INVITATION WORDING:

-Capital Letters are only used for names, dates and titles

-Full stops are usually not used

-Comas are optional but generally only used as part of an address if necessary

-The Brides name generally includes her first and middle names but not her title

-The Brides surname is not included if her parents are hosting

-The Brides surname is often included if the couple are hosting  or with their families and if the grooms parents are hosting

-The groom traditionally includes his title first, middle and surnames, however if the couple are hosting or hosting with their parents then often his title isn’t included

-Whoever is hosting, the Bride’s name always goes before the Groom’s

-For a formal invitation always use the full name of the hosts

-Use the hosts formal title ie Doctor or Professor

-Include the address of your Ceremony in full but the post code is not necessary.

 

 

 

WEDDING INVITATIONS

 

 

1.     PARENTS AS HOST.  FORMAL

 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Brown

request the pleasure of the company of

 

………………………………………………

 

at the marriage of their daughter

Emma Louise

to

Mr. Robert William Smith

at St Mary’s Church, Hartley Wintney

on Saturday, 15th June, 2009

at 1.00 p.m.

and afterwards at

The Elvetham, Hartley Wintney

 

 

R.S.V.P.

9 Bramley Close,

Hartley Wintney,

Hampshire,

RG27 8PL                    

 

 

 

 

2.     PARENTS AS HOST. INFORMAL

 

Richard and Anne Brown

would like you to join them

 

…………………………………………..

 

to celebrate the marriage of their daughter

Emma Louise

and

Robert William Smith

at St Mary’s Church, Hartley Wintney

on Saturday, 15th June, 2009

at 1.00 p.m.

 

the reception afterwards will be held at

The Elvetham, Hartley Wintney

 

 

please reply to

9 Bramley Close, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, RG27 8PL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.    BOTH SETS OF PARENTS. FORMAL

 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Brown

&

Mr and Mrs Smith

request the pleasure of the company of

 

………………………………………………

 

at the marriage of their children

Emma Louise

to

Mr. Robert William

at St Mary’s Church, Hartley Wintney

on Saturday, 15th June, 2009

at 1.00 p.m.

and afterwards at

The Elvetham, Hartley Wintney

 

 

R.S.V.P.

9 Bramley Close,

Hartley Wintney,

Hampshire,

RG27 8PL                    

 

 

 

 

4.    BOTH SETS OF PARENTS. INFORMAL

 

 

Richard and Anne Brown 

&

William and Margaret Smith

invite you to the wedding

Of their children

Emma Louise

and

Robert William

 

at St Mary’s Church, Hartley Wintney

on Saturday, 15th June, 2009

at 1.00 p.m.

and afterwards at

The Elvetham, Hartley Wintney

 

 

R.S.V.P.

9 Bramley Close,

Hartley Wintney,

Hampshire,

RG27 8PL                    

 

 

 

 

5.    GROOMS PARENTS AS HOST. FORMAL

 

 

Mr and Mrs Smith

request the pleasure of your company 

 

at 

the marriage of their children

 Miss Emma Louise Brown

to their son

Robert William

at St Mary’s Church, Hartley Wintney

on Saturday, 15th June, 2009

at 1.00 p.m.

and afterwards at

The Elvetham, Hartley Wintney

 

 

R.S.V.P.

9 Bramley Close,

Hartley Wintney,

Hampshire,

RG27 8PL                    

 

 

 

 

6.    BRIDAL COUPLE AS HOST. FORMAL.

 

The pleasure of you company

is requested at the marriage of

Miss Emma Louise Brown

and 

Mr. Robert William Smith

at St Mary’s Church,

Hartley Wintney

on Saturday, 15th June, 2009

at 1.00 p.m.

and afterwards at

The Elvetham, Hartley Wintney

 

 

R.S.V.P.

9 Bramley Close,

Hartley Wintney,

Hampshire,

RG27 8PL                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.     BRIDAL COUPLE AS HOST.   INFORMAL

 

 

together with their parents

Emma Louise Brown

and

Robert William Smith

invite you to their marriage

at St Mary’s Church, Hartley Wintney

on Saturday, 15th June, 2009

at 1.00 p.m 

 

The reception afterwards will be held at

The Elvetham, Hartley Wintney

 

 

Please reply to

9 Bramley Close, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, RG27 8PL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.    BRIDAL COUPLE AS HOST.   INFORMAL 

 

 

Emma and Robert

would like 

 

………………………………………………..

 

to share their joy and join them

to celebrate their marriage

at The Elvetham, Hartley Wintney 

on Saturday, 15th June, 2009

at 2.00 p.m.

followed by dinner in the Library

at 4.00 p.m.

the evening reception will be held

at 8.00 p.m.

in the South Rooms

 

R.S.V.P

9 Bramley Close,

Hartley Wintney,

Hampshire,

RG27 8PL                    

 

 

 

 

9.  CIVIL CEREMONY – TRADITIONAL 

 

 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Brown

request the pleasure of the company of

 

………………………………………………

 

at the marriage of their daughter

Emma Louise

to

Mr. Robert William Smith

at The Elvetham, Hartley Wintney 

on Saturday, 15th June, 2009

at 1.00 p.m.

and afterwards for the reception.

 

 

 

R.S.V.P.

9 Bramley Close,

Hartley Wintney,

Hampshire,

RG27 8PL                   

 

 

 

10.  CIVIL CEREMONY – COUPLE AS HOST

 

 

Miss Emma Louise Brown

and 

Mr. Robert William Smith

request the pleasure of the company of

 

…………………………………………

 

at their marriage 

at The Elvetham, Hartley Wintney

on Saturday, 15th June, 2009

at 1.00 p.m.

and afterwards for the reception

 

 

R.S.V.P.

9 Bramley Close,

Hartley Wintney,

Hampshire,

RG27 8PL                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

11. UK WEDDING CELEBRATION AFTER AN OVERSEAS MARRIAGE  .informal

 

 

Louise Elizabeth

 

 with

 

Mr Andrew John Smith

 

 

are pleased to announce their marriage

on Saturday 12th July 2014

Rivello, Italy

 

 

Please join them for a 

celebration on 9th August 2014

at Larch Hill, Hartley Wintney

at 7.30 pm

 

please reply to

9 Bramley Close, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, RG27 8PL

 

Alternative Wording

 

 

Brides Mother (Widowed)

 

Mrs. Richard Brown

requests etc…

at the marriage of her daughter

Emma Louise

 

 

Or 

 

Emma Louise Brown

(daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Brown

and the late Mr. Richard Brown)

and 

Mr. Robert William Smith

(son of Mr. and Mrs. W Smith)

request etc…

 

 

Brides Mother (divorced)

 

Mrs. Richard Brown

requests etc…

at the marriage of her daughter

Emma Louise

 

Brides Divorced Parents

 

Mr. Richard Brown & Mrs. Elizabeth Brown

request etc…

at the marriage of their daughter

Emma Louise

 

 

 Brides Divorced Parents (Mother remarried)

 

Mr. Richard Brown & Mrs Elizabeth Stevens

request etc…

at the marriage of their daughter

Emma Louise

 

 

 

Brides Mother and Stepfather

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Stevens

request etc…

at the marriage of her daughter

Emma Louise Brown

 

 

 

These examples are only suggestions and we are happy to print your own choice of wording if supplied to us in a word document.

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