Here at the Wedding Scribblers we often have couples ask us about the appropriate wording for wedding invitations. The truth is, there is no hard and fast rule and you don’t always have to stick with the traditional layouts or formal tone we have become accustomed to seeing.

Below are some examples of wedding invitation wording which we hope you will find useful when deciding upon your wedding stationery design.

Should you have any questions at all, or want to try something a little bit different, please feel free to give us a call at any time to discuss the options.

Most Popular Wedding Invitation Wording
These days, the invitation is most commonly from the couple getting married, rather than from the bride’s parents or any other more formal wording. It’s popular, however, to reference the parents in the wording though:

Mary O’Sullivan
to
Patrick Murphy
Request the honour of the company of

…………………………………
at the celebration of their wedding on
Saturday the 15th of October
at 3pm
St Patrick’s Church
Cork

Reception to follow at
The Wedding Venue
31 Hotel Street
Cork

Formal Wedding Invitation Wording
Traditionally it has been the parents of the bride who formally invite guests to the wedding of their daughter and is written in this way:

Mr & Mrs O’Sullivan
Request the honour of the company of

…………………………………
at the wedding of their daughter
Mary O’Sullivan
to
Patrick Murphy
Saturday the 15th of October
at 3pm
St Patrick’s Church
Cork

Reception to follow at
The Wedding Venue
31 Hotel Street
Cork

Invites from Both Sets of Parents
The above example can of course be reworded to include both sets of parents or individuals of your choice:

Mr & Mrs O’Sullivan
and
Mr and Mrs Murphy
Would like to invite

…………………………………

to share in the wedding of their children
Mary O’Sullivan
and
Patrick Murphy
Saturday the 15th of October
at 3pm
St Patrick’s Church
Cork

Reception to follow at
The Wedding Venue
31 Hotel Street
Cork

kids wedding

Invites from your Children
We are also seeing a wonderful trend where the invitations are being sent by the children of the bride and groom. This makes for a unique invitation and it’s really great to have the kids involved from the very start of the planning process. You could also opt to have the children hand draw a picture for the cover of your invites…

Mini & Molly
Would like to invite

…………………………………

to the wedding of their Mummy & Daddy
Mary O’Sullivan
and
Patrick Murphy
Saturday the 15th of October
At 3pm
St Patrick’s Church
Cork

Reception to follow at
The Wedding Venue
31 Hotel Street
Cork

Evening Invitation Wording
We must not forget the all-important evening invitations. Quite often, budget restrictions, venue size and personal preference mean we can’t have everyone we know at the ceremony and meal on our big day. Fear not, no one will be offended when they receive an evening invite to the party of the year.

There are many different ways you can word your evening invite, however we find the example below to be the most popular:

Mary O’Sullivan
to
Patrick Murphy
Request the honour of the company of

…………………………………
at the evening celebration of their wedding on
Saturday the 15th of October
at 9.30pm
The Wedding Venue
31 Hotel Street
Cork

All invitations should also ask for an RSVP at the bottom of the main text.

Please note, the examples above are only a small selection of the choices available to you. Feel free to play around with wording, more informal language and different layouts. Any questions at all, feel free to get in touch with us here at the Wedding Scribblers where we are always only too happy to help in any way we can with your wedding stationery.

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