Wedding Invitation Introductory Wording

Wedding Invitation Introductory Wording

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When we are asked to create a set of wedding stationery for our clients, one of the things we will ask for is the ‘introductory wording’ for the wedding invitations. In a nutshell, this is the first line of text at the start or your invitation and can be written in a variety of different ways. How this is written is up to you but we have provided a few examples below that might help you decide which way you would like to approach this.


Informal Wedding Invitation Wording

At one time, wedding invitation wording was very formal but many are opting for an informal approach, where the bride and groom invite guests themselves. Wheras with formal invites, the parents would invite guests on behalf of the bride and broom.

Example 1

Together with their families
Miss Rachel Hassell
Mr Liam Smith
Request the pleasure of
(Guest’s Name)
At their marriage


Madeup Hall
on Saturday 23rd April 2016
at 1:30pm
Followed by a reception

Please R.S.V.P by February 15th to
Rachel Hassell or Liam Smith
45 Madeup Way


Example 2

Louise & Arron

Are Getting Hitched!

Please join them as they exchange their vows
20th April 2017 at 1.00pm

At Somewhere Castle
Followed by a knees up in the castle’s hospitality wing

Example 3

Eat, drink and be married! You are invited to the wedding celebration of
Marie & Dan
Friday 4th August 2017, 2.00pm
at The Arches Wedding Venue
Reception to follow

Traditional / Formal Wedding Invitation Wording

Some may prefer a more traditional approach. When writing your wording in a more formal style there are a few things to consider. Are you going to be inviting your guests on behalf of both the bride ands groom’s parents, just the bride’s or the groom’s? We’ve put together a few options below so have a look through and see which is most suitable for your special day

Example 1 (Bride and Groom Hosting)

Ms. Hannah Lockley & Mr. Lee Abbot
Request the pleasure of your company at their marriage
at St Michaels Church, Prestwich on 17th September 2016
at 11.00am
And afterwards for a reception at The Bell and Whistle


Example 2 (from both parents)

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Smith & Mr. and Mrs. Robert Machin
Request the honour of your company
at the marriage of their children
Anna Smith  & Darren Machin
at Kings Castle, Cumbria on 28th May 2016
at 12.00pm
And afterwards for a reception in the Tudor Wing


Example 3 (from bride’s parents)

Mr. and Mrs Smith
Request the honour of your company
at the marriage of their daughter
Sarah Smith to Stuart Taylor
at Somehwere Hall on 15th August 2016
at 1pm
And afterwards for a reception at Somewhere Hall.


Example 4 (from Groom’s Parents)

Mr. and Mrs Taylor
Request the honour of your company
at the marriage of their son
Stuart Taylor to Sarah Smith
at Somehwere Hall on 15th August 2016
at 1pm
And afterwards for a reception in the Belvedere Suite.


Wedding invitation wording for evening guests.

Example 1

James and Sophie
Request the pleasure of your company
for an evening reception at Heavenly Castle
on 20th July 2016 at 7pm

Example 2

James & Sophie

Would love for you to join them

at an evening celebration of their

marriage on the 8th August 2016

at the Manor Hotel

at 7.00pm


For a celebration of marriage if the wedding has already taken place.

If you married abroad or had a more intimate ceremony with immediate family but still want a celebration with friends, it’s usually fine to be a little less formal with your invites, see a couple of examples below:

Example 1

Surprise, we got married!
Mrs Sarah Taylor & Mr David Taylor would like you to
celebrate with drinks, dinner & dancing.
25th June 2016, 7pm at Somewhere Hall.

Example 2

Jo Ford & Nicholas Ford
Are happy to announce that they are married, following a private ceremony.
Please join them in celebrating their union
At Somewhere Hall , on 15th July 2016 at 7pm