Invitation Wording

Wedding Invitations are normally sent from the hosts, which is traditionally the brides' parents, and are generally written in the third person (i.e. Mr & Mrs Jones). However, it is becoming more common for them to be sent from the couple themselves. Traditionally the brides name appears before the groom, but there is nothing to say you can't break convention and word your invitations however you want! We have offered some invitation wording suggestions below.

Brides parents inviting to Church ceremony

Mr & Mrs <Surname>
Request the honour of the presence of

 ……………………………………………………….
 at the marriage of their daughter
<Name>
and
<Name>

On <Date> at <Time>
At <Name of Church>
 
Followed by a reception at <Venue>

RSVP by <Date> to <Address>

Couple inviting to Civil ceremony

<Name> 
and
<Name>
Would like to invite

....................................................
To their wedding

On <Date> at <Time>
At <Name of Church>
 
A Reception will follow the ceremony

RSVP by <Date> to <Address>

Single parent inviting

Mr/Mrs <Surname>
Requests the pleasure of the company of

……………………………………………………….
at the marriage of his/her daughter
<Name>
and
<Name>

The rest is the same as above.

Brides parents inviting to Civil ceremony

Mr & Mrs <Surname>
Request the pleasure of the company of

……………………………………………………….
at the marriage of their daughter
<Name>
and
<Name>

On <Date> at <Time>
At <Name of Church>
 
A Reception will follow the ceremony

RSVP by <Date> to <Address>

Couple and their parents inviting

Together with their parents
<Name> 
and
<Name>
Would like to invite

....................................................
To their wedding

The rest is the same as above

Divorced parent with their spouse inviting

<Parents Name> & <Step Parents Name>
Request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of <Parents Name> daughter
<Name> 
and
<Name>

The rest is the same as above

Couple inviting to Evening Reception

<Name>
to
<Name>
Would like to invite

..................................................
to join them at an Evening Reception

On <Date> at <Time>
At <Venue>

To celebrate their marriage

RSVP by <Date> to  <Address>

Couple inviting to Church ceremony

<Name>
and
<Name>
Would like to invite

..................................................
To their wedding

On <Date> at <Time>
At <Name of Church>
 
Followed by a reception at <Venue>

RSVP by <Date> to <Address>

Both sets of parents inviting

Mr & Mrs <Surname>
&
Mr & Mrs <Surname>
Request the honour of the presence of

 ……………………………………………………….
 at the marriage of their daughter
<Name>
and
<Name>

The rest is the same as above

Brides parents inviting to Evening Reception

Mr & Mrs <Surname>
Request the pleasure of the company of

……………………………………………………….
at an Evening Reception to celebrate 
the marriage of their daughter 
<Name>
to
<Name>

To be held On <Date>
at <Time>
At <Venue>

RSVP by <Date> to  <Address>