Wedding Invitation Wording


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Wedding Invitation Wording

Today there are so many different ways to plan your wedding that it can seem tricky to find just the right wedding invitation wording.

Different scenarios call for different ways to word wedding invitations…

• situations like inviting only some people to the reception but not the ceremony;
• how to proper wedding invitation wording when there are deceased parents;
• sending personalized invitations to the bridal party to give them special thanks for being in the wedding.

Even the styles range from formal and traditional to casual and can include a small verse or poem that you could also include on the wedding favors you give to your guests.

There are also times when couples marry after they’ve been together for some time and have had children together, so they’ve decided on informal, casual invitations.

Wedding Invitation Wording

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Wedding Invitation Wording

  1. 1. Wedding Invitation there are so many dif f erent ways to plan your wedding that it can seem tricky to f ind just the rightwedding invitation wording.Dif f erent scenarios call f or dif f erent ways to word weddinginvitations…situations like inviting only some people to the receptionbut not the ceremony;how to proper wedding invitation wording when there aredeceased parents;sending personalized invitations to the bridal party togive them special thanks f or being in the wedding.Even the styles range f rom f ormal and traditional to casualand can include a small verse or poem that you could alsoinclude on the wedding f avors you give to your guests.There are also times when couples marry af ter they’ve been together f or some time and have had childrentogether, so they’ve decided on inf ormal, casual invitations like the example below:Wedding Invitation Wording Examples -a Bit OffFrom TraditionalThe couple has a limited budget but both the bride andgroom have large, extended families with a lot offriends. They would like to invite everyone to theceremony but don’t think they can afford to inviteeveryone to the reception.What should they do? What kind of weddinginvitation wording can pull this off?1. The f irst option is to leave of f any mention of areception f ollowing the ceremony and send separatereception cards only to those who are being invited.The problem there is, people will talk af ter the eventand those not invited will more than likely get word ofthere being a reception that they weren’t invited to.That could cause some real problems later on.2. The second scenario calls f or limiting the ceremony invitations to only those who would also be invitedto the reception. That would actually be the more polite thing to do.3. And lastly, which is actually the best option and would make everyone happy, is to plan the weddingceremony f or later in the evening and instead of serving an all-out dinner f or the reception, simply planf or light hors d’oeuvres or f inger f oods with the dessert being your wedding cake.
  2. 2. Also, limit the bar to one or two wines and one or two beers on tap. Since the f ood and bar tab are themost expensive items on the reception costs, keeping these in check makes the reception moreaf f ordable so that everyone who is attending the ceremony will also be invited to the reception.The more inf ormal and casual the reception, the lower the costs, and the more exciting and f un theentire event will be because everyone will able to attend the reception af ter the ceremony.♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥Some couples want to send custom or personalized invitations to the bridal party instead ofsending them the same invitation that all of the other guests will be receiving.So would you use more personalized wedding invitation wording for the bridal party?In this situation, you send the same invitations with the same wording to the bridal party that you’resending to the rest of the guests.In f act, it will be a lot easier f or you and the printer, even if you’re making your own invitations, that all ofthe invitations are the same.To personalize the invitations a little just f or the bridal party, you can include a small, personalized noteinside letting them know how much you appreciate you them being such a special part of the happiestday in your lif e.♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥Today, thousands of couples have been divorced long before their get married. This can literallycause some stress for the bride and groom when it comes time to figuring out the right wording touse on their wedding invitations.And if each parent has since remarried, which is of ten the case; it can get a little tricky trying to decidewhose names to put where and how. And then what if one of the parents is deceased?A traditional wedding invitation wording simply states the relationship between the bride and her parentsand the groom and his parents. But the couple should still recognize the step-parents if they’re planninga f ormal invitation.Some couples today simply announce themselves as being the hosts of their wedding in more casualand inf ormal wedding invitation wording so no one f eels slighted. The relationships can be detailed inthe wedding programs.Traditionally and in proper wedding invitation wording etiquette, the ones who are actually paying f or thewedding and reception are the ones who are doing the inviting. It’s not even ‘normal’ anymore that thegroom’s f amily only pays f or the rehearsal while the bride’s f amily pays f or everything else.Today, it’s not unusual f or everyone to contribute in some way, especially with older couples or coupleswho’ve already been living with each other f or a while bef ore getting married.Here are wedding invitation wording samples so that no one gets slighted. And it’s best if everyoneinvolved is consulted f irst bef ore the f inal printing of the invitations.Click to enlargeFor more wedding invitation wording f or dif f erent situations, head over!♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥How do you word a wedding invitation if the ceremony and reception
  3. 3. are at the same place but the reception is going to be a couple ofhours later after the ceremony?Think of your guests too when planning your wedding. You don’t want toinconvenience the same people who are taking time out of their day toattend.Usually when a wedding and reception are being held at the same location,you would word the invitation that the reception is immediately f ollowing at[place of ceremony].Sometimes the reception is at the same location as the ceremony but notimmediately af ter. For example, the bridal party, immediate f amily membersand the photographers might leave the ceremony site to take pictures andthen come back.In this case, you can mention that the reception will start immediately af ter the ceremony and the bridalparty will be arriving at a later time.For more details, head over to “A Guide to Writing Your Wedding Invitation Wording” by Nina Callaway.Do you know how to assemble wedding invitations to mail them? Watch my video!