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Wording Inspiration

TIPS AND TRENDS

Setting the correct tone for your day is really important. The thud of the envelope landing on the door matt of your family and friends will be the very first time they get a glimpse into the type of celebration that you are having. The etiquette, formality, and style of wording needs to reflect this.  Composing your wording though, can seem a daunting task.. where to start?  The tips, guidelines and inspiration outlined below will help you set the correct tone for your wedding.

It’s your day, there are lots of options.

One of the first things to consider is who is hosting the event. A standard traditional wording for wedding invites, where the bride’s parents are married and are the hosts of the wedding is outlined below.

Mr and Mrs Christopher Chamberlain
request the pleasure of
your company at the marriage
of their daughter
Caroline Jane
to
Mr Richard Manners
at St Paul’s Church, Mayfair
on Saturday 19th August 2017
at 3 o’clock in the afternoon
and afterwards at
Claridge’s, London W1

N.B. The RSVP address is then included in the bottom left hand corner of the invitation.

Many couples and families will of course not fit into this template. There are lots of alternative styles of wording for different circumstances. Here are some examples:

If the bride’s mother is the hostess:

Mrs Christopher Chamberlain
requests the pleasure of
your company at the marriage
of her daughter
Caroline

If the bride’s father is the host:

Mr Christopher Chamberlain
requests the pleasure of
your company at the marriage
of his daughter
Caroline

Bride and Groom are the host and hostess:

(Bride’s Name)
and
(Groom’s Name)
request the pleasure of your company
at their marriage

Bride and Groom and Families Hosting:

Together with their families
(Bride’s Name)
and
(Groom’s Name)
request the pleasure of your company
at their marriage

Bride & Groom’s Parents Hosting:

Mr and Mrs (Bride’s Parents Name)
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter
(Bride’s Name)
to
Mr (Groom’s Name)
son of
Mr and Mrs (Groom’s Parents Name)

Same Sex Marriage, Both Families Hosting:

Mr and Mrs (Bride’s Father’s Name)
together with
Mr and Mrs (Bride’s Father’s Name)
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their children
(Bride’s Name) to (Bride’s Name)

Same Sex Marriage, One Family Hosting:

Mr and Mrs (Host’s Name)
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their son
Mr (Groom’s Name)
to
Mr (Groom’s Name)

Groom’s Parents Hosting:

Mr and Mrs (Groom’s Parents Name)
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of
(Bride’s Name)
to their son
(Groom’s Name)

Brides Parents are divorced but are co-Hosting the wedding:

(Bride’s Mother’s Name)
(Bride’s Father’s Name)
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter
(Bride’s Name)
to
Mr (Groom’s Name)

If the Bride’s relatives, guardians or godparents are hosting the wedding:

Mr and Mrs Robert Newton
request the pleasure of
your company at the marriage
of their ward Caroline Chamberlain

* The bride’s surname may be included if it is different to the host’s/hostess’

Duel language invitations are a wonderful touch to embellish the union of two cultures.
We are always excited to work on these projects and endeavour to create the most effective way to communicate and engage every guest.

Wedding Invites & Wording Inspiration - English & Spanish
Wedding Invites & Wording Inspiration - English & Greek
Wedding Invites & Wording Inspiration - English & French

Things to consider…

We typeset from the wording you provide but are happy to advise and guide along the way.

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The Bride’s name should always be written before the Groom’s.

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The Grooms name should include his title and full name.

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Always use the full names of those hosting for a formal invitation. If the Bride and Groom are hosting or hosting with their families then often the Groom’s title is not included.

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If you want a less formal invitation you can use the bride and grooms’ first names only.

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The couples names within same sex marriages should be listed alphabetically. However if one family is hosting, their child’s name should be written first.

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Where necessary always use the hosts formal titles such as Doctor or Professor.

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The address of your ceremony and reception should be written in full. The postcode is not essential but if you do include it just include the first part, for example London N1.

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Weddings to be hosted abroad need to have the address and country listed in full.

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Invitations have their own rules for grammar and punctuation. We are really happy to guide our clients on these points when we start the creative process.


Alternatives

Nothing is set in stone and you can of course be flexible with your wording. By playing around with some of the alternative phrases listed below, you can tailor your invitations to to reflect the personality of your celebration.

 

Dates & Times:

1 o’clock
1.00 pm
1 o’clock in the afternoon
13:00
Saturday the Nineteenth of June Two Thousand and Seventeen
19 August 2017
Saturday 19th August 2017

In the beginning and At the End:

Request the pleasure of your company
Request the honour of your presence
Would love for you to join them
Would like to invite you to join them
Invite you to celebrate

Followed by dinner and dancing
Followed by a reception at
Followed by drinks, dinner and dancing the night away
And afterwards at
And afterwards for dinner and dancing
Fabulous fun, food and festivities to follow




We are always more than happy to talk through your stationery ideas, so please do send an email or request a call back below, and we will get back to you straight away.

Jo x


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