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Sample Wedding Invitation Wording

It is etiquette for the invitation to be addressed from the people paying for the event.  Traditionally this would be the brides parents, but these days it can be from the couple themselves, or even a joint invitation from both sets of parents.  The invitation can say pretty much whatever you want but needs to include the couples names, venue, times and dates and if not obvious, the dress code.  If there isn't going to be a separate RSVP card, then the RSVP date and contact details should be included.

Below are a few examples of sample wording if you aren't sure what to say.  It's entirely up to you how formal and traditional you make your wording - its your big day!  Just remember that the invitations set the tone for the event and make sure that you get all of the necessary information in there.

 

From the parents:

Mr & Mrs Joseph Slipanczewski
Request the pleasure of the company of
Mr & Mrs John Tuck
to celebrate the marriage of their daughter

Hayley Slipanczewski
to
Thomas Matthew Vernon

Saturday 11th December 2010
12 noon
St Mary’s  Church, Shrawley

Wedding Breakfast & Evening Celebrations
At The Curradine Barns, Shrawley

RSVP
my@emailaddress.com | 01299 012345
by 31st August

From the couple:

Mr Thomas Vernon & Miss Hayley Slipanczewski
Request the pleasure of the company of
Mr & Mrs John Tuck
to celebrate their marriage

Saturday 11th December 2010
12 noon
St Mary’s  Church, Shrawley

Wedding Breakfast & Evening Celebrations
At The Curradine Barns, Shrawley

RSVP
my@emailaddress.com | 01299 012345
by 31st August

From the parents & couple:

Mr Thomas Vernon & Miss Hayley Slipanczewski
Together with their parents
would like to invite
Mr & Mrs John Tuck
to join them in celebrating their marriage

Saturday 11th December 2010
12 noon
St Mary’s  Church, Shrawley

Wedding Breakfast & Evening Celebrations
At The Curradine Barns, Shrawley

RSVP
my@emailaddress.com | 01299 012345
by 31st August

Alternative wording:

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

Hayley Slipanczewski
to
Thomas Matthew Vernon

Saturday 11th December 2010
12 noon
St Mary’s  Church, Shrawley

Wedding Breakfast & Evening Celebrations
At The Curradine Barns, Shrawley

RSVP
my@emailaddress.com | 01299 012345
by 31st August

Alternative wording 2:

Mr Thomas Vernon
and
Miss Hayley Slipanczewski
would like to invite you to their wedding

Saturday 11th December 2010
12 noon
St Mary’s  Church, Shrawley

Wedding Breakfast & Evening Celebrations
At The Curradine Barns, Shrawley

RSVP
my@emailaddress.com | 01299 012345
by 31st August

Alternative wording 3:

Mr Thomas Vernon
and
Miss Hayley Slipanczewski
invite you to share in their love
and happiness as they exchange
vows of marriage and begin their
new life together

Saturday 11th December 2010
12 noon
St Mary’s  Church, Shrawley

Followed by dinner and dancing
At The Curradine Barns, Shrawley

RSVP
2 Maple Close
Stourport On Severn
Worcestershire
DY13 8TA
Alternative wording 4:

Mr & Mrs Joseph Slipanczewski
would be delighted if you could attend
the marriage of their daughter

Hayley Slipanczewski
to
Thomas Matthew Vernon

Saturday 11th December 2010
12 noon
St Mary’s  Church, Shrawley

Followed by dinner and dancing
At The Curradine Barns, Shrawley

RSVP
2 Maple Close
Stourport On Severn
Worcestershire
DY13 8TA
 
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