Wording for Wedding Invitations - Examples

The wording for your wedding invitations will vary depending on the style of your wedding i.e. formal or informal and whether the wedding is being organised by parents or couples. Below are some examples of wedding invitation wording for day and evening invitations so have a read and be inspired! Previously with regard to wedding invitation wording there wasn't much variation as the parents usually paid for the wedding and were acknowledged on the invitation. Nowadays with the changing structure of the modern family to include divorced and blended families and the fact that everyone may play their part in paying for the wedding the wording for a wedding invitation can get a little complicated! 

Wedding Invitation Wording - Day

FROM THE PARENTS

 Wording 1  Wording 2

 Mr & Mrs John Bourke

request the pleasure of your company at the marriage of their daughter
Emma Jane
to
Mr. William James Johnson
at St. Mary’s Church, Oakwood
on Saturday, 18th February 2012
at 3.00 o’clock
and afterwards at
The Grand Hotel, Oakwood
RSVP: 3 The Lane,
Oakwood, Herts
Tel: 020 123 4567

 Mr & Mrs John Bourke

request the honour of your presence at the marriage of their daughter
Emma Jane
to
Mr. William James Johnson
at St. Mary’s Church, Oakwood
on Saturday, eighteenth February,
two thousand and twelve
at 3.00 o’clock
and afterwards at
The Grand Hotel, Oakwood
RSVP: 3 The Lane,
Oakwood, Herts
Tel: 020 123 4567
 Wording 3  Wording 4

 Mr & Mrs John Bourke

request the pleasure of the company of
________________________________
 at the marriage of their daughter
Emma Jane
With
Mr. William James Johnson
St. Mary’s Church, Oakwood
on Saturday 18th February,
at 3.00 o’clock
and afterwards at
The Grand Hotel, Oakwood
 
Please reply to:
3 The Lane, Oakwood, Herts

 Mr & Mrs John Bourke and Mr & Mrs David Johnson

request the honour of your presence at the marriage of their children
Emma Jane Bourke
to
William James Johnson
at St. Mary’s Church, Oakwood
on Saturday, eighteenth February,
two thousand and twelve
at 3.00 o’clock
and afterwards at
The Grand Hotel, Oakwood
RSVP: 3 The Lane,
Oakwood, Herts
Tel: 020 123 4567
Wording 5 Wording 6

Mr & Mrs John Bourke

request the honour of your presence at the marriage of their children
Emma Jane Bourke
to
William James Johnson
son of Mr and Mrs David Johnson
at St. Mary’s Church, Oakwood
on Saturday, eighteenth February,
two thousand and twelve
at 3.00 o’clock
and afterwards at
The Grand Hotel, Oakwood
RSVP: 3 The Lane,
Oakwood, Herts
Tel: 020 123 4567

Mr & Mrs John Bourke

would be delighted if you could attend the marriage of their daughter
Emma Jane
to
Mr. William James Johnson
at St. Mary’s Church, Oakwood
on Saturday, 18th February 2012
at 3.00 o’clock
and afterwards at
The Grand Hotel, Oakwood
RSVP: 3 The Lane,
Oakwood, Herts
Tel: 020 123 4567

FROM THE COUPLES 
Wording 1 Wording 2
Emma Jane Bourke
and
William James Johnson
request the honour of your presence
to share in the celebration of their marriage
on Saturday 18th February,
at 3.00 o’clock
at St. Mary’s Church, Oakwood
and afterwards at
The Grand Hotel, Oakwood
 
RSVP: Tel: 020 123 4567
Emma Jane Bourke
and
William James Johnson
request the pleasure of the company of
_______________________________
at their forthcoming marriage
St. Mary’s Church, Oakwood,
On Saturday 18th February 2012
At 3.00pm
 
The reception afterwards will be held at
The Grand Hotel, Oakwood
Please reply to:
3 The Lane,
Oakwood, Herts
by 18th January 2012
Wording 3 Wording 4
You are cordially invited to celebrate the wedding of
Emma Jane Bourke
and
William James Johnson
on Saturday February Eighteenth
at three o’clock
St. Mary’s Church, Oakwood,
followed by a reception afterwards at
The Grand Hotel, Oakwood
 
Please reply by:
18th January 2012
Peter and Paul
would like to invite you to celebrate their
 
Civil Partnership
 
On Saturday 18th February
at 3.00pm
 
St. Mary’s Church, Oakwood
followed by a reception afterwards at
The Grand Hotel, Oakwood
 
RSVP by: 18th January 
Wording 5 Wording 6
Emma Jane Bourke
and
William James Johnson
together with their parents
request the honour of your presence
to share in the celebration of their marriage
on Saturday 18th February,
at 3.00 o’clock
at St. Mary’s Church, Oakwood
and afterwards at
The Grand Hotel, Oakwood
 
RSVP: Tel: 020 123 4567
With joy in our hearts
Emma and William
would be delighted if you could attend their marriage
on Saturday 18th February,
at 3.00 o’clock
at St. Mary’s Church, Oakwood
and afterwards at
The Grand Hotel, Oakwood
 
RSVP: Tel: 020 123 4567
 

Wedding Evening Invitation Wording

FROM THE PARENTS  

Wording 1 Wording 2
Mr & Mrs John Bourke
request the pleasure of your company at an Evening Reception
to celebrate the marriage of their daughter
Emma Jane
with
Mr William James Johnson
at The Grand Hotel, Oakwood
on Saturday 18th February 2012 at 8pm
Please reply to:
3 The Lane,
Oakwood, Herts
by 18th January 2012
Mr & Mrs John Bourke
request the honour of your presence at an Evening Reception
to celebrate the marriage of their daughter
Emma Jane
with
Mr William James Johnson
at The Grand Hotel, Oakwood
on Saturday 18th February 2012 at 8pm
Please reply to:
3 The Lane,
Oakwood, Herts
by 18th January 2012
 

FROM THE COUPLES  

Wording 1 Wording 2
Emma Jane Bourke
and
William James Johnson
are delighted to invite
_______________________________
to an evening reception to celebrate their marriage
at The Grand Hotel, Oakwood
on Saturday 18th February 2012
from 8.00pm
Please reply to:
3 The Lane,
Oakwood, Herts
by 18th January 2012
You are cordially invited to
Emma and Williams
Wedding Reception
on Saturday 18th February
at 8pm
The Grand Hotel, Oakwood
 
RSVP: by 18th January 2012
Tel: 020 123 4567
Wording 3 Wording 4
Miss Emma Bourke
&
Mr. William Johnson
request the pleasure of
___________________________
at an evening reception to celebrate their marriage
at The Grand Hotel, Oakwood
on Saturday 18th February 2012 at 8pm
 
RSVP: by 18th January 2012 
Tel: 020 123 4567 
You are cordially invited to an evening reception to celebrate the wedding of
Emma Jane Bourke
and
William James Johnson
on Saturday 18th February 2012
at
The Grand Hotel, Oakwood
at 8pm
 
Please reply by:
18th January 2012

 

Wording for Wedding Reply Cards

You may opt to send reply cards with your wedding invitations. If you choose this option you don't need to include RSVP details on the invites as the information will be detailed separately on the reply cards. Below are some wording options for your wedding reply cards. 
Wording 1
Wording 2
Reply Card
 
Thank you for your lovely invitation.
I can confirm that I/we will be able/unable to attend
 
From _________________________
 
Please post to:
Mr & Mrs John Bourke
3 The Lane
Oakwood
Herts
We look forward to celebrating with you!
Please reply by 18th January 2012
 
M _________________________
 
___ Accept with pleasure
___ Decline with regret
 
Wording 3 Wording 4
The favour of a response would be appreciated by no later than
18th January 2012
 
M _________________________
 
___ Accept with pleasure
___ Decline with regret
 
___ No attending

The favour of your reply is requested by 18th January 2012

M ________________________

 

___ will attend with pleasure
___ must decline with regrets
 
Wording 5 Wording 

M ________________________

___ Accept with pleasure

___ Decline with regret 

 RSVP

by 18th January 2012

Guest Names: 

_________________________

___ would love to attend

___ will be unable to attend