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Wedding Reply | How to reply to a wedding invitation

So you have received an invitation to the most sought after wedding on the calendar this year. The excitement is palpable and your head is immediately visualising your new outfit, the lavish surroundings, the best food and fine wines being served into the early hours. The invitation has set the theme for the day. It arrived in an embossed envelope with gold piping. The quality of the paper and the hand written address beautifully scripted lures the recipient to reveal the content.



The hand written invitation is of luxury design. It is a formal invitation and requests a reply within 6 weeks.


A swift check of the diary confirms you are able to attend and so a reply must be sent with some thought. Generally a reply should echo the style and manner of the invitation. In the case of a formal invitation addressed to Mr & Mrs Richard Phillips the reply should begin “Mr & Mrs Richard Phillips would like to accept etc…. An invitation will often include further information as to perhaps dietary requirements, dress code, and the need for accommodation. It is therefore necessary to add a further note to the actual formal reply addressing any other questions raised in the invitation.



Examples of different wording for replies can be found just below:


Mr & Mrs J. Slipanczewski are happy to accept your kind invitation to the Wedding of Thomas Vernon and Hayley Slipanczewski at The Manor House, Shrewsbury on Saturday 24th September 2022.

It is with saddest regret that Mr & Mrs J.Slipanczewski are unable to accept your kind invitation to the wedding of Thomas Vernon and Hayley Slipanczewski at The Manor House, Shrewsbury on Saturday 24th September 2022.

Roger and Elaine Smith are delighted to accept your invitation to the wedding of Paul and Samantha on August 7th 2022.

Thank you for your invitation to Kate and Adams wedding. Joe is able to attend but Dawn has another commitment that day and will be unable to attend. However Dawn sends her warmest congratulations to the happy couple.

Susan and Pete are happy to accept your invitation, to the long anticipated wedding of Jane and Simon on Saturday 12th August, at Brocken Hall, Worcestershire.

Nigel, Mary and children regret we are unable to attend the wedding of Carol and James due to being on holiday. We shall however, be there in spirit toasting them in champagne from the beach!

Claire and Paul are happy to confirm their attendance at the wedding of Christina and Phil in Portugal in August. Our flights and accommodation have been booked already, simply can’t wait.

Thank you for the invitation on Sunday 15th May to the wedding of your lovely daughter Hayley to Thomas Burton. We are delighted to accept and look forward to sharing this special day with you all.

Brian and Beth Small.

Hilary and Sam would like to accept your invitation to the wedding of Patrick and Diane on Friday 14th February at The Barns, Shrewsbury. A perfectly apt day to celebrate and share in the love.

Emma Downton and Stephen Welsh are delighted to accept your invitation to the Evening Reception for the wedding of Linda and John on Saturday 10th June. Stephen will not be wearing fancy dress as he once threatened to do!









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