Confused about wedding invitation wording? Don’t worry! I’ve put together a diagram to show you what information to include on your wedding invitation.
1) Who’s hosting – The first couple of lines of a wedding invitation indicates who’s hosting the wedding. This could be the bride’s parents, both the bride and the groom’s parents, the bride and groom and their families or if the couple are hosting it themselves, then they could leave this line off altogether.
2) Bride and Groom’s Names – Typically, the bride’s name comes first. If it’s a more formal invitation or both set of parents are hosting, then usually it would have the first and middle names with the last name left off. If the couple is hosting, then both first and last names are used – middle name is optional.
3) The invitation – This line is really important as it invites the guest to the wedding.
4) When – The month, day, year and time are all included. If the wedding is formal, then usually the date and year are completely spelled out. If it’s more casual, then abbreviations and numbers can be used (i.e. July 19, 2014 at 3:00pm).
5) Location – This is the location and address of the ceremony (and reception if it’s at the same location).
6) The reception – The last line indicates there is a reception to follow the ceremony. If the reception is held at a different location to the ceremony, the reception location can be included here or on a separate reception enclosure card.
Next up…the RSVP card