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Wedding Invitation Wording

Wedding Invitations are normally sent out 6 weeks before the wedding but if you haven’t already sent Save The Date Cards then 10-12 weeks might be advisable.  Here is a step by step guide to help you structure your wedding invitation wording:

Step 1: Who is hosting the event, the brides parents or the couple themselves?  It used to be who was paying for the event, but more and more these days the invites are sent from the Bride and Groom.
Step 2: Determine if your invite will be formal or informal. You could say "Mr and Mrs John Spencer request the honour of your presence" or  "Please join us....."
Step 3: If you are to be married in a place of worship then its normally "request the pleasure of your company" but a less formal way could be " would like to invite".
Step 4: For a traditional wedding invitation, detail the brides name, usually Christian and Middle name only, after her parents names. For example "Mr and Mrs John Spencer, request the honour of your presence at the marriage of their daughter Charlotte Grace"
Step 5: Brides name with the full name of the Groom "to Mr Gregory Elliott Woodward" you could also add the names of the Grooms parents at this point if desired, "son of Mr and Mrs Charles Woodward.
Step 6: Date of wedding ie. Saturday10th July 2014
Step 7: Time of the ceremony at 2 o’clock
Step 8: Ceremony location, full address and postcode (this is good for visiting family/friends not familiar with the area and using Sat Nav.
Step 9: Where the reception is to be held if different from the ceremony venue.
Step 10: Decide the RSVP address, are the responses going to parents house or bride and grooms house? Also decide if you are going to include an RSVP card, you will get faster responses if you do.  See invitation wording ideas on the tab above.