Wedding Invitation Wording Examples, Funny, Casual, Traditional, Cute

With so many options, ranging from formal wedding invitation wording to casual wedding invitation wording and everything in between, figuring out how to word wedding invitations can be a challenge. If you’re struggling to determine how casual or formal to make your invitations or which words to use, let this list of wedding invitation wording ideas and samples help you find the perfect text for your wedding invitations.

How To Word Wedding Invitations

How To Word Wedding Invitations
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Wedding Invitation Wording Etiquette

Before diving into wedding invitation wording examples, let’s discuss wedding invitation wording etiquette. Ensuring your wedding invitation wording includes basic information, such as the time, date, and setting of your wedding is essential. But how you organize that information will depend on who’s hosting the wedding, who’s sending the wedding invitations, and how casual or formal your wedding will be.

How To Word Wedding Invitations
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How To Word Wedding Invitations: Formal Etiquette

Formal wedding invitation wording consists of a variety of unique rules relating to names, abbreviations, titles, and placement that can be intimidating.

If you’re unsure how to write names and who to include in your invitations, use the wedding invitation wording etiquette rules below to resolve your worries.

How to Write Names and Titles on Wedding Invitations

When composing formal wedding invitation wording, spell out proper names and include middle names and titles.

How to Write Dates and Time on Wedding Invitations

When writing dates, spell out the day of the week, the date, and the month and arrange them in that order (for example: Sunday, the third of April).

Spell out times listed on your wedding invitations, for example, write “Four O’clock in the evening” instead of “4:00 p.m.”

How to Write Abbreviations and Titles on Wedding Invitations

Spell out titles like Doctor, Lieutenant, Captain, ect. Do not spell out Mr., Mrs., Ms., ect.

Do not spell out Junior or Senior when used in a name, they can be abbreviated and separated from the name with a comma.

Spell out address abbreviation, like street, avenue, and boulevard.

The Honor of Your Presence Wedding Invitation Etiquette

The phrase “the honor of your presence” is used only for ceremonies that will take place in a house of worship. If your wedding will not take place in a church, try using one of the phrases included in the wedding invitation wording examples below.

How To Word Wedding Invitations
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How To Word Wedding Invitations: Honoring Loved Ones

Follow these simple wedding invitation wording etiquette tips for advice on how to format your wording while honoring those who played a big part in making your wedding dreams come true.

How To Word Wedding Invitations When Bride and Groom Are Hosting

When the bride and groom are hosting the wedding, include their names at the top of the wedding invitations, as shown in the sample below. In this instance, there’s no need to include parents, unless you want to honor them in someway, but if that’s the case, it might be better to do so on your wedding day either in your wedding programs or with a meaningful speech.

When Bride and Groom Are Hosting Wedding Invitation Wording

Miss Rebecca Ann Smith

and

Mr. Andrew Peter Trope

cordially invite you to share in the joy of their wedding

Sunday, the fifteenth of May

two thousand sixteen

at a quarter after three O’clock

Cloud Lake Resort

Seven Hundred Oak Street

Madison, Wisconsin

How To Word Wedding Invitations
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How To Word Wedding Invitations When Both Set of Parents are Hosting

When both families are hosting, you can either include both sets of parent’s names or include “together with their families” wording. Either way will work.

 

When Both Parents are Hosting Wedding Invitation Wording

Mr. and Mrs. Brandon James Luck

and

Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Wayne Landing

cordially invite to celebrate and witness

the marriage of their children

Rebecca Lily

and

Mr. Peter Arnold Landing

Friday, the second of April

two thousand sixteen

at noon

Ocean Crest Resort

Three Hundred Seashore Drive

Miami, Florida

How To Word Wedding Invitations
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How To Word Wedding Invitations When Bride’s Parents are Hosting

When the bride’s parents are hosting, the parents names should be listed at the top of the invitation. Don’t include the bride’s last name in your invitation wording.

Rather, if the bride shares the same last name as her parents, only her first and middle names should be included. The groom’s entire name should be spelled with a courtesy title in front, like this Mr. Robert Albert Barrett.

 

When Bride’s Parents are Hosting Wedding Invitation Wording

Mr. and Mrs. Robert William Beret

invite you to attend

the marriage of their daughter

Lucy Maria

to

Mr. Peter Albert Stone

Friday, the fourth of August

two thousand sixteen

at five o’clock in the evening

Portage Bay Resort

Portland, Maine

How To Word Wedding Invitations
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How To Word Wedding Invitations When Groom’s Parents are Hosting

If the bride’s parents are hosting, it is customary to leave off the bride’s last name. If the groom’s parents are involved, the bride’s last name should be included.

 

Groom’s Parents are Hosting Wedding Invitation Wording

Doctor  and Mrs. William Peter Stark

warmly invite you to the marriage of

Ms. Sally Elizabeth Silk

to their son

Mr. Phillip Floyd Stark

Saturday, the seventh of October

two thousand seventeen

at half past five O’clock in the evening

Our Home

3432 Western Avenue, Seattle, Washington

How To Word Wedding Invitations
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How To Word Wedding Invitations With Divorced Parents

When the bride or groom’s parents are divorced, list the divorced parents’ names on separate lines. For instance, if the bride’s parents are divorced, include their names at the top of the invitation. Put her mother’s name on the first line and her father’s name beneath it — do not separate the names with “and.” If the bride’s mother hasn’t remarried, include “Miss” in front of her first name, maiden name, and married name.

 

Divorced Parents Wedding Invitation Wording

With love and joy

Miss Vivian Ann Jones

Mr. Stephen Johnathan White

invite you to attend the marriage uniting their daughter

Stephanie Rose White

and

Mr. William Brandon Wayne

on the third of October

two thousand sixteen

at half past two o’clock in the afternoon

Grendale Park

343 Pine Lake Drive

Seattle, Washington

How To Word Wedding Invitations
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Informal, Casual Wedding Invitation Wording Examples

If you don’t want to come off too wordy, are planning a laid-back wedding, or like the idea of taking your wording beyond archaic etiquette rules, you can use these informal, casual wedding invitation wording examples featuring fun, creative, and lively ways to phrase your wedding invitations, for inspiration.

 

How To Word Wedding Invitations For Informal Weddings

05.09.2016

Join us as the love story of

Sarah Gable and Clark Flint

unfolds and the happy couple becomes

husband and wife at

Hope Trinity Chapel

Ceremony begins at 12:00 p.m.

343 Water Street, Miami, Florida

A reception at Stone Burrow Winery

will immediately follow the ceremony

How To Word Wedding Invitations For Casual Weddings

Stacy Rebecca Monte and Peter Patrick Wayne

invite you to

Laugh, Love, and Dream

with them at their wedding ceremony and reception

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Their ceremony will be at noon

a picnic reception will follow at the same location

Winchester Park

343 Greenland Lane, Portland, Oregon

How To Word Wedding Invitations
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Romantic Wedding Invitation Wording Examples

If you don’t want to come off too wordy, are planning a laid-back wedding, or like the idea of taking your wording beyond archaic etiquette rules, you can use these informal, casual wedding invitation wording examples, featuring fun, creative, and lively ways to phrase your wedding invitations, for inspiration.

 

How To Word Wedding Invitations For Romantic Weddings

Two lives, two hearts

join in love and friendship and

unite for eternity in marriage

Karen Ann Stem and Luke Thomas Stark

Invite you to share in the beginning of our new life together

Friday, the third of April, two thousand sixteen at

three in the afternoon in

Saint Mary’s Cathedral

Located at three hundred Water Street in Seattle, Washington.

How To Word Wedding Invitations For Romantic Weddings

Trisha Maria Saint and Peter William Smith

We’ve decided on forever.

Be a part of our happily ever after at our wedding

Saturday, the twenty fifth of November, two thousand sixteen

Half past twelve in the afternoon at

Our Home

Two hundred twenty nine

Pine Street, Seattle, Washington

How To Word Wedding Invitations
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Traditional Wedding Invitation Wording Examples

There’s nothing wrong with keeping things classy with traditional wedding invitation wording. It’s been around for hundreds of years, so people obvious like it and know it works well. Here are a few traditional wedding invitation wording examples you can use to for tips on crafting wording that is as timeless as your special day’s look and feel.

 

How To Word Wedding Invitations, Traditional Wedding Invitation Wording

Mr. and Mrs. Peter John Welsh

invite you to attend

the marriage of their son

Mr. Vincent Henry Welsh

to

Miss Lucy Ann Bilberry

Sunday, the fourth of July

two thousand sixteen

at six o’clock in the evening

Dolphin Crest Resort

Honolulu, Hawaii

How To Word Wedding Invitations, Traditional Wedding Invitation Wording

“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” – George Sand

Together with their families

Miss Stacy Ann Willman

and

Mr. Thomas Peter Payne

invite you to share in the love and joy of their wedding day

Saturday, the fourth of May

two thousand sixteen

at seven o’clock in the evening

Windmill Farm

Portland, Oregon

How To Word Wedding Invitations
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Funny Wedding Invitation Wording Examples

If you’re not a fan of traditional wedding invitation wording, evoke a giggle or two from guests while filling them on your big day details with any of these cute, funny wedding invitation wording examples. Add them to a cute wedding invitation design or make your own wedding invitations that matches your wording’s tone perfectly on WeddingPaperie.com.

 

How To Word Wedding Invitations, Funny Wedding Invitation Wording

Ned and Sally

are getting married

(and because they love you too)

they invite you to join them as they

say “i do”

April 5th, 2015 at noon

Shamrock Park

234 Green Leaf Drive

Seattle, WA

How To Word Wedding Invitations, Funny Wedding Invitation Wording

He stole her heart. Now she’s steeling his last name.

Join us to celebrate the marriage of

Veronica Ann Williams and Johnathan Clark Brownstone

Friday the third of October

two thousand sixteen

noon

Trinity Park

343 Maple Drive

Seattle, Washington

How To Word Wedding Invitations
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Non-Traditional Wedding Invitation Wording Examples

Whether you’re planning a wedding at an unusual destination or with an unusual theme, you can use these non-traditional wedding invitation wording examples to for tips on how to phrase your own off-beat wedding invitations.

How To Word Wedding Invitations, Non-Tradiational Wedding Invitation Wording

Join us for a wonderful evening of merriment and marriage

Sunday, the third of April

at five o’clock at

Stone Brooke Winery

for the wedding of

Maria Savannah Brooke

and

Peter Oliver Pine

333 Oak Hallow Drive

Innsmouth, Massachusetts

How To Word Wedding Invitations, Non-Tradiational Wedding Invitation Wording

“A marriage. . .will give a new gladness to the sunshine,

a new fragrance to the flowers, a new beauty to the earth,

and a new mystery to life.” -Mark Twain

Join us as Stacy Wallace

marries her best friend and soulmate

Patrick Pillar

11.11.2016 at noon

Hope Chapel

343 Stone Mill Lane, Seattle, WA

How To Word Wedding Invitations
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Destination Wedding Invitation Wording Examples

Use the destination wedding invitation wording examples below to find the perfect way to phrase your invites. Find more destination wedding invitation stationery ideas in this Destination Wedding Buying Guide: Invitations, Save the Dates, Etiquette, & More post.

How To Word Wedding Invitations, Destination Wedding Invitation Wording

All the roads led to you…

Join Kathy and Robert as they say I do

and begin a new journey together as man and wife

April 20th, 2015

Seven in the evening at

Croner’s Castle Estate

Manchester England

How To Word Wedding Invitations, Destination Wedding Invitation Wording

Come fly with us

as we fly to Honolulu, Hawaii

for our destination wedding

Sunday the third of July

two thousand sixteen

Turtle Bay Resort

343 Turtle Bay Drive

Honolulu, Hawaii

How To Word Wedding Invitations
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Hopefully these wedding invitation wording examples and tips on how to word wedding invitations help you find the perfect way to phrase your invitations.

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