Wedding Invitation Wording Examples

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Key Points

Request the honor/honour of your presence: This line of your wedding invitation should be used if you're getting married in a house of worship (church).

Request the pleasure of your company: This line of your wedding invitation should be used if you're getting married at the same location as your reception or outside of a church (or house of worship).

Afternoon VS Evening: After 5pm/sunset is usually considered 'evening.'

Street Address of Ceremony Location: This line on your wedding invitation is considered optional but not necessary. 

Reception to Follow: This line on your wedding invitation should only apply if your ceremony and reception is being held in the same place, otherwise, this information would go on it's own enclosure/insert card.


Bride’s Parents Hosting

Mr. and Mrs. Bride’s Parents

request the honor of your presence

at the marriage of their daughter

Bride’s Name

to

Groom’s Name

The son of Mr. and Mrs. Groom’s Parents (optional)

Saturday, the third of January

two thousand fifteen

at (time) o'clock in the afternoon

Name of Venue/Location

Town, State


Invitation Quotes (Optional)

Add a beautiful touch to your wedding invitation with a simple quote, though keep in mind, if the invitation design is heavy or the wording is lengthy, it might be best to omit this idea all together. Add a quote to your ceremony program instead or other stationery items if needed. 

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"I love you not only for who you are, but also for who I am when I am with you."

"Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same."

"I found the one my (heart or soul) loves"

"Love. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres. Love never fails."


Both Parents Hosting

Mr. and Mrs. Bride’s Parents

and -or- along with

Mr. and Mrs. Groom’s Parents

request the honor of your presence

at the marriage of (their children -or- daughter and son)

Bride’s Name

and

Groom’s Name 

Saturday, the third of January

two thousand fifteen

at (time) o'clock in the afternoon

Name of Venue/Location

Town, State

Everyone is Hosting

Names not mentioned, ideal for delicate situations/relationships

With (their/our)  (family/parents), (we)

-or- Together with (their/our)  (family/parents), (we/they- optional to add) 

Bride’s Name

and

Groom’s Name 

request the honor of your presence

as (they/we) unite together in marriage 

Saturday, the third of January

two thousand fifteen

at (time) o'clock in the afternoon

Name of Venue/Location

Town, State


Everyone is Hosting

Names mentioned

With (their/our) parents, -or- Together with (their/our) parents

Mr. and Mrs. Bride’s Parents

and Mr. and Mrs. Groom’s Parents

request the honor of your presence

as (they/we) unite together in marriage

-or- at the marriage of 

Bride’s Name

and

Groom’s Name  

Saturday, the third of January

two thousand fifteen

at (time) o'clock in the afternoon

Name of Venue/Location

Town, State


Couple is Hosting

The honor of your presence is requested

at the marriage of 

Bride’s Name

and

Groom’s Name 

Saturday, the third of January

two thousand fifteen

at (time) o'clock in the afternoon

Name of Venue/Location

Town, State


Couple is Hosting

Mention of Parents

The honor of your presence is requested

at the marriage of 

Bride’s Name

(The) daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bride’s Parents

 and 

Groom’s Name

(The) son of Mr. and Mrs. Groom’s Parents 

Saturday, the third of January

two thousand fifteen

at (time) o'clock in the afternoon

Name of Venue/Location

Town, State


Everyone is Hosting

Names not mentioned, ideal for delicate situations/relationships

Bride’s Name

and

Groom’s Name 

Along with (their/our) (family/parents),

-or- Together with (their/our) (family/parents),

 request the honor of your presence

as (they/we) unite together in marriage

Saturday, the third of January

two thousand fifteen

at (time) o'clock in the afternoon

Name of Venue/Location

Town, State


 Everyone is Hosting

Names mentioned

Bride’s Name

and

Groom’s Name 

Along with -or- Together with (their/our) parents

Mr. and Mrs. Bride’s Parents

and Mr. and Mrs. Groom’s Parents 

request the honor of your presence

as (they/we) unite together in marriage 

Saturday, the third of January

two thousand fifteen

at (time) o'clock in the afternoon

Name of Venue/Location

Town, State


 Couple is Hosting

Bride’s Name

and

Groom’s Name 

request the honor of your presence

as (they/we) unite together in marriag

Saturday, the third of January

two thousand fifteen

at (time) o'clock in the afternoon

Name of Venue/Location

Town, State


Couple is Hosting

Mention of Parents

The honor of your presence is requested

at the marriage of 

Bride’s Name

and

Groom’s Name 

(The) daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bride’s Parents

(The) son of Mr. and Mrs. Groom’s Parents 

Saturday, the third of January

two thousand fifteen

at (time) o'clock in the afternoon

Name of Venue/Location

Town, State