Your marriage invitation message is one of the most important pieces of wedding stationery. It should be personalized to your relationship, and express your gratitude for the guests’ presence. This is not the same as your invitation, so you can modify it to suit your style. This can also be a great opportunity to include your parents’ names and a few words of advice about your wedding day. You can add a personal message, or choose a standard wedding message.

Wedding Invitation Wording Ideas

Whether you are planning a formal or informal affair, there are plenty of great wedding invitation wording options for your invites. Some weddings don’t fall into the formal or informal category, but somewhere more down the middle. Many couples like to use a hybrid of traditional and non-traditional wording. On the more formal side, you could use classic wedding invitation wording such as, “The honour of your presence is requested at the marriage of” or “You are cordially invited to celebrate the marriage of,” or “We invite you to share in our joy and request your presence at the wedding of”. For more informal wedding invitation greetings and phrases, try something simple and casual such as, “You are invited to the wedding off,” or “Kindly join us at the wedding of,” or “Please come help us celebrate our love.” If you as a couple are known for a specific phrase or motto, add that to your invitations if it makes sense.

Formal Greetings And Phrases

  • The honor of your presence is requested at the marriage of _____
  • _____ request the honor of your presence at the marriage of _____
  • _____ invite you to celebrate the marriage of their children _____
  • Together with their parents you are cordially invited to celebrate the marriage of _____
  • _____ request the pleasure of your company at the celebration of their union
  • _____ joyfully request the pleasure of your company as we exchange vows
  • You are cordially invited to celebrate the marriage of _____
  • You are cordially invited to attend the wedding of _____
  • _____ request the pleasure of your company at their wedding
  • _____ request your presence on the day of their marriage
  • We invite you to share in our joy and request your presence at the wedding of _____

Informal Greetings And Phrases

  • You are invited to the wedding of _____
  • You are invited to celebrate the marriage of _____
  • Your presence is requested at the wedding of _____
  • _____ request the pleasure of your company at their wedding
  • _____ joyfully invite you to share in a celebration of love and commitment
  • _____ invite you to celebrate their marriage
  • Together with our families we joyfully invite you to the wedding of _____
  • _____ invite you to join them in the celebration of their union
  • _____ invite you to join them at their wedding
  • _____ invite you to share in their joy as they become husband and wife
  • _____ invite you to their wedding on _____
  • Join us for the wedding of _____
  • Kindly join us at the wedding of _____
  • Please join us for our wedding
  • _____ will say “I do”
  • _____  invite you to join them as they say “I do”
  • Please come help us celebrate our love
  • _____ request the pleasure of your company as they exchange vows
  • With joyful hearts, _____ request your presence at their wedding
  • The wedding day of _____
  • We’re getting married, please join us
  • _____ join together as husband and wife
  • _____ are getting hitched
  • _____ would be honored to have you present when we exchange vows

Post Ceremony Wording

Informal Post Ceremony Wording:

  • Dinner and dancing to follow
  • Merriment to follow
  • Followed by dinner and dancing
  • Drinks and dancing to follow
  • Dinner, drinks and dancing to follow
  • Cocktails, dinner and dancing to follow
  • Adult reception to follow

Formal Post Ceremony Wording

  • Reception to follow
  • An evening of celebration to follow
  • Followed by an evening of celebration

Different Location Reception Wording

  • Reception immediately following at _____
  • Dinner to follow at _____
  • Reception to follow at _____
  • Reception to follow at the residence of _____

Formal Wedding Invitation Wording Examples

  • Couple Hosting
  • Couple And Parents Hosting
  • Bride’s Parents Hosting
  • Groom’s Parent Hosting
  • Couple’s Parents Hosting

Couple Hosting

Here’s an example of formal wedding invitation language if the bride and groom are hosting the ceremony:

The attendance of your honour is desired at the wedding of

Michael Byran

and

Janet Ford

On Monday, 15th May 2022 at 9:00 AM

Club House Hotel

500 Third Avenue

Seattle, Ohio

Reception to follow

Couple And Parents Hosting

Weddings are sometimes hosted by the couple as well as the bride and groom’s parents. Here’s an example of how to phrase formal wedding invitations when the couple and their parents are hosting the ceremony:

Together with:

Mr And Mrs Byran and Mr And Mrs ford

Michael Bryan and Janet Ford

request the honour of your company at the celebration of their union

On Monday, 15th May 2022 at 9:00 AM

Club House Hotel

500 Third Avenue

Seattle, Ohio

Reception to follow

Bride’s Parents Hosting

If the bride’s parents are hosting the wedding, here’s an example of formal wedding invitation wording to let guests know who their hosts are.

Mr And Mrs ford

kindly accept their invitation to attend their daughter’s wedding.

Michael Byran

and

Janet Ford

On Monday, 15th May 2022 at 9:00 AM

Club House Hotel

500 Third Avenue

Seattle, Ohio

Reception to follow

Groom’s Parents Hosting

Mr and Mrs Byran

joyfully invite you to the marriage of Janet Ford to their son

Michael Byran

On Monday, 15th May 2022 at 9:00 AM

Club House Hotel

500 Third Avenue

Seattle, Ohio

Dinner and dancing to follow

Final Thoughts

Sending out your own wedding invites is a fun part of the wedding preparation process. In case any RSVPs are lost in the mail, don’t forget to include RSVP cards and use RSVP functions on your wedding website. Remember to save a few of invites for scrapbooking, crafts, or incorporating into a shadow box or picture book. Send thank you notes to your guests after the wedding to remind them how much you appreciate their love and support.

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