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What should my wedding invitation wording be?

June 16, 2020

Wedding invitations are one of the most important aspects of wedding stationery, and so it’s important you get it right first time. You need to make sure you include all the information that your guests possibly need – so read on for our insight on what should be included!

Who’s hosting

Depending on the situation, some couples might opt to have “Together with their parents”or other references to the families of the couple at the header of their invitations. This tends to be a popular choice if the family of one of the couple is helping to pay for the wedding – but is entirely optional and up to you whether or not it is included!

The request to attend

Traditional ceremonies tend to start very formally – “request the pleasure of your company”,for example. However – if you’re having a more modern, laid back affair, there’s nothing wrong with “Join us to celebrate” either!


Traditionally speaking, the bride’s name comes before the groom’s. However – traditions can be broken! Names on same-sex invitations can be arranged either alphabetically or in whichever order has the best ring.


Super important to your invitations is the location of your ceremony and reception.Traditionally, this would include the full address – but if you’d rather opt for just a venue and city, there’s nothing wrong with that either.

Dates and times

Take your pick of a standard date and time format (Saturday 18th January 2020 at 2pm) or go creative with full names (Eighteenth of January Two Thousand and Twenty). It’s up to you!

Anything else

You may be able to include your RSVP information at the bottom of your invitations,however if space is at a premium or you want postal RSVPs, separate RSVP cards might be a wise choice. If you have a lot of information regarding accommodation, drinks, food or anything else, separate guest information cards might be an ideal investment too!

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The short answer...

Wedding invitation wording is a personal topic. If your parents are paying, you might choose to start with "together with their parents". Alternatively, you could just opt for "request the pleasure of your company" instead! And that's just to start..

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