Wedding Invitation Wording | Gilded Swan Paperie

FAIL-PROOF BASIC WORDING

There are a myriad of ways that you can word your wedding invitations. What matters most is that it feels right to you and reflects your wedding day.

Below are just a few samples of basic wording. Ask yourself these questions to get started:

-- is your wedding casual or formal?

-- who is paying for the wedding? If your parents are, then they may wish to be listed as hosts on the invitation.

-- is your design intricate or simple? You may not have the space to be wordy.

If your wedding is a bit more relaxed and non-traditional, then you can be more informal. You can even drop your last names and add a few fun sentiments like "frivolity to follow", or "dancing and merriment to follow" instead of the traditional "reception to follow.

 

If your wedding is very formal, then you might want to use your middle names and never, ever abbreviate anything. Traditionally, the word "honor" as in, "the honor of your presence" signifies that you are getting married in a house of worship. But that has become a bit loose these days. Use "honor" if you are in the US and "honour" only if you are outside of the US.  

Using the appropriate honorific on your envelopes shows that you put thought into your guest list. It also can make guests feel a bit special and will surely get them excited for your wedding. Mr. Warren Haggarty and Miss Elizabeth Davies would be an example. If your wedding is say, a clambake on the beach, then you might opt for the more casual Warren Haggarty and Elizabeth Davies.

By all means spell out all words on your invitations and envelopes. Street, not St. and Michigan instead of MI.

Your presence is requested

at the wedding of

 

Meta Carson 

&

Taylor Donovan

 

Saturday, the third of October

two thousand twenty

six o'clock

 

The Somerset Winery

Cairnbrook, Pennsylvania

 

Merriment to follow

Together with their families


Meta Carson 

&

Taylor Donovan

 

Request the pleasure of your company 

at their marriage


Saturday, the third of October

two thousand twenty

six o'clock


The Somerset Winery

Cairnbrook, Pennsylvania


Merriment to follow

The honor of your presence is requested 

at the wedding of 

 

Meta Carson

&

Taylor Donovan


Saturday, the third of October

two thousand twenty

six o'clock


The Somerset Winery

Cairnbrook, Pennsylvania


Merriment to follow

Meta Carson

&

Taylor Donovan


Request the honor of your presence 

at their marriage


Saturday, the third of October

two thousand twenty

six o'clock


The Somerset Winery

Cairnbrook, Pennsylvania


Merriment to follow

ONE SET OF PARENTS  HOSTING

Dr. & Mrs. William Carson 

request the pleasure of your company

at the marriage of their daughter

 

Meta Elizabeth

to

Taylor Scott Donovan

 

Saturday, the third of October

two thousand twenty

six o'clock

 

The Somerset Winery

Cairnbrook, Pennsylvania

 

Merriment to follow

William and Maureen Carson 

invite you to share in the joy

at the marriage of their daughter

 

Meta Elizabeth

to

Taylor Scott Donovan

 

Saturday, the third of October

two thousand twenty

six o'clock

 

The Somerset Winery

Cairnbrook, Pennsylvania

 

Merriment to follow

BOTH SETS OF PARENTS  HOSTING

Mr. & Mrs. William Carson

and

Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Donovan

request the honor of your presence

at the marriage of their children

 

Meta Elizabeth

and

Taylor Scott

 

Saturday, the third of October

two thousand twenty

six o'clock

 

The Somerset Winery

Cairnbrook, Pennsylvania

 

Merriment to follow

PARENTS HOSTING (DIVORCED)

Mr. & Mrs. William Carson

and

Mr. & Mrs. Robert DeWitt

kindly request your presence 

at the marriage of their daughter

 

Meta Elizabeth

to

Taylor Donovan

 

Saturday, the third of October

two thousand twenty

six o'clock

 

The Somerset Winery

Cairnbrook, Pennsylvania

 

Merriment to follow

William and Maureen Carson

along with Andrew Donovan

request the honor of your presence

at the marriage of

 

Meta Elizabeth

and

Taylor Scott

 

Saturday, the third of October

two thousand twenty

six o'clock

 

The Somerset Winery

Cairnbrook, Pennsylvania

 

Merriment to follow

IF ONE PARENT IS DECEASED

Mr. and Mrs. William Carson

and

Mr. Robert Donovan and the late Mrs. Lisa Donovan

 

request the pleasure of your company

at their marriage

 

Saturday, the third of October

two thousand twenty

six o'clock

 

The Somerset Winery

Cairnbrook, Pennsylvania

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