Invitation Wording

The following questionnaire will give me the details that I need to complete the wording for your invitations.  Below you will also find wording inspiration and examples.  If you already know what you want to say for each item, feel free to skip down to the final section for each item.

Who is paying for the ceremony and/or reception?
Bride's Full Name *
Bride's Full Name
Please include middle name
Groom's Full Name *
Groom's Full Name
Please include middle name
Wedding Date *
Wedding Date
Specify if you want "in the afternoon" or "in the evening" (tip: evening is more formal, while afternoon implies a more relaxed event)
Address of Ceremony *
Address of Ceremony
Dinner and dancing to follow? Light refreshments?
If you know what you want, feel free to put the details here! Otherwise, I will take the information above and put together something lovely for you
Traditionally 2-4 weeks before the wedding. I recommend at least a week before your final count is due to the venue
example: "_____ number of guests"
My default wording is "accept with pleasure" and "decline with regret". If you want something different, note that here
Any other details that you want to add?
What details do you want included on your Details/Accommodations card?
(If applicable) What landmarks do you want highlighted on your custom map? Any details outside of those discussed already?

Invitation Wording Examples:

Bride and Groom Hosting:

When the bride and groom host, you do not traditionally include the names of the parents on the invitations.  However, it is becoming more popular to say "Together with their families" for those whose parents or relatives were involved.

Together with their families
Abigail Jane Smith
and
Henry James Mullen
invite you to celebrate their marriage on
Saturday, the Eleventh of June, Two Thousand and Eighteen
at Six o'clock in the evening
The Grosse Pointe War Memorial
32 Lake Shore Rd, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
Reception to follow

 

Because you have shared in
our lives by your friendship and love, we
Lauren Elizabeth Matthews
and
William Eugine Grey
invite you to share the beginning of our new life together
as we exchange marriage vows
on Friday, the eleventh of May, two thousand eighteen
At half past four o'clock in the afternoon
The Grosse Pointe War Memorial
32 Lake Shore Rd, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
Dinner and Dancing to follow

Parents of the Bride (or groom):

Hosting parents are officially inviting the guests, so they are always mentioned first.  If both sets of parents are financially involved, then both are listed.  When parent's names are listed, there is no need to write down the sir names of the bride and/or groom as that would become repetitive.

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffry Smith
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter
Abigail Jane
to
Henry James Mullen
Saturday, the Eleventh of June, Two Thousand and Eighteen
at Six o'clock in the evening
The Grosse Pointe War Memorial
32 Lake Shore Rd, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
Reception to follow

 

With joyful hearts, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Matthews
ask you to be present at the ceremony uniting their daughter
Lauren Elizabeth Matthews
to
William Eugine Grey
on Friday, the eleventh of May, two thousand eighteen
At half past four o'clock in the afternoon
The Grosse Pointe War Memorial
32 Lake Shore Rd, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
Dinner and Dancing to follow

 

There are lots of different ways that you can word your invitations.  The options that I have listed above are just meant to serve as a general guide if you don't know where to start.  Feel free to have a little fun and get creative with your wording, but don't let it frustrate you!  Send me a quick note if you have any questions regarding your text and I will do what I can to help you.