Wedding Invitation Wording Examples

(10 examples of the most common situations.)

Listed below is variety of wedding invitation wording examples. By tradition, wedding invitation text is written in the third person, rather than we or you. The host of the wedding should request the pleasure of their company.

The wedding invitation format should also include relevant information such as who is marrying whom, where the ceremony is to take place and when.

The invitations should also ask for a reply, usually this is done by using RSVP (a French term which means Reply if you please).

In the below wedding invitation wording examples the date and times have been made in numerical form.

If you wish the invitations to be of a more formal nature spell out the dates and times (for example 6 pm would be six o'clock, the year 2005 would be Two thousand and five), also spell out words such as street which are commonly abbreviated.

Never use nicknames or short versions of names and titles. For example write Doctor John Wilkinson and not Dr John Wilkinson and Alan Jones Junior and not Alan Jones Jr. Always use the correct spelling for the country that you live in for example in Australia Honour, in America Honor.

Don't use punctuation marks except for commas after the day of the week and between city and state names.

Picture of wedding invitation.

Do give the guests an idea of what to wear on the invitations by making indications such as formal attire required, casual affair, and black tie.

Listed below are some wedding invitation wording examples that should cover almost any situation.

You can find more detailed information on our wedding invitation wording page and at the end of this page you will find a wedding invitation template which will give you all the relevant information that is required on a wedding invitation.

Wedding Invitation Wording Examples

1. Traditional Wedding - Bride's Parent as Hosts - Ceremony In a Church

Mr and Mrs Jack Thompson

Request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter

Emily Claire
and
Mr John Harrison Jones

Saturday, the twenty second of February
two thousand and sixteen
at half after three o'clock

Saint Mary's Cathedral
Victoria Square, Perth

Reception immediately following the ceremony

Caversham House
141 Caversham Avenue
Caversham, Western Australia

R.S.V.P.
28 December 2016

 

2. Civil Wedding - Bride's Parents As Hosts - Ceremony And Reception At The Same Location

Mr and Mrs Jack Thompson

Would like to invite
(guest names go here)
to join them in celebrating their wedding

Emily Claire
and
Mr John Harrison Jones

Saturday, February 22, 2016
at 3.30pm

The Thompson House
151Riverside Drive
Como, Western Australia

and afterward at the reception

 

R.S.V.P.
28 December 2015

 

3. Bride And Groom Hosting The Wedding

Emily Thompson
and
Mr John Jones

Would like to invite
(guest names go here)
To join them in celebrating their wedding

Saturday, February 22, 2016
At 3.30pm

Caversham House
141 Caversham Avenue
Caversham, Western Australia

Reception immediately following the ceremony

Caversham House
141 Caversham Avenue
Caversham, Western Australia

 

R.S.V.P.
28 December 2015

 

4. Widowed Parent Hosting The Wedding

The pleasure of your company is requested at the marriage of

Emily Claire Thompson
Daughter of Anna and the late Jack Thompson
to
John Harrison Jones

Saturday, February 22, 2016
at 3.30pm

Caversham House
141 Caversham Avenue
Caversham, Western Australia

Reception immediately following the ceremony

Caversham House
141 Caversham Avenue
Caversham, Western Australia

 

R.S.V.P.
28 December 2015

 

5. Informal Without A Host - A Very Causal Wedding

The pleasure of your company is requested at the marriage of

Emily Thompson
and
Mr John Jones

Saturday, February 22, 2016
at 3.30pm

Caversham House
141 Caversham Avenue
Caversham, Western Australia

Reception immediately following the ceremony

Caversham House
141 Caversham Avenue
Caversham, Western Australia

 

R.S.V.P.
28 December 2015

 

6. Reception Only Invitation

Mr and Mrs Jack Thompson

Request the pleasure of

(guests name goes here)

At a reception at

Caversham House
141 Caversham Avenue
Caversham, Western Australia

Saturday, February 22, 2016
at 7.00pm

Following the marriage of their daugher

Emily Claire
and
Mr John Jones

 

R.S.V.P.
28 December 2015

 

7. Remarried Mother And Stepfather As The Hosts

Mr and Mrs David Black
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter

Emily Claire Thompson
to
John Harrison Jones

Saturday, February 22, 2016
at 3.30pm

Saint Mary's Cathedral
Victoria Square, Perth

Reception at 6.30pm

Caversham House
141 Caversham Avenue
Caversham, Western Australia

 

R.S.V.P.
28 December 2015

 

8. Divorced Parents As Hosts

Ms Anna Black
Mr Jack Thompson

Emily Thompson
and
Mr John Jones

Saturday, February 22, 2016
at 3.30pm

Caversham House
141 Caversham Avenue
Caversham, Western Australia

Reception immediately following the ceremony

Caversham House
141 Caversham Avenue
Caversham, Western Australia

 

R.S.V.P.
28 December 2015

 

Adjust or combine any of the above wedding invitation wording examples to suit your own situation.

Other Wedding Invitation Wording Examples

9. If You Would Like A Separate Card For The Reception.

Dinner Reception
to be held following the ceremony

at 6.30pm

Caversham House
141 Caversham Avenue
Caversham, Western Australia

 

10. Response Card
The favor of a reply is requested before
28 December 2015
M (guests fill in own name)
will __________________ be attending

 

Tip: Sometimes people do forget to write their names on the response card. If you would like to make sure you know who returned the response cards. Place a small number on the back of each response card and make a list to record the guest's names with their numbers. Your list will tell you who sent the card if the guests forgets to fill it in.

Use the template on our wedding invitation wording page to ensure that you don't leave out any important details on you invitation and see more examples here.

If you are including other enclousres with the the invitation you might like to read our article on wedding invitation assembly, or read how to address wedding invitations correctly.