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January 5, 2018 by Amanda Williams
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Once you have decided on the perfect wedding invitations design, it’s time to decide on your wording. You can be formal & traditional or casual & creative – it’s completely up to you, as long as you have all the necessary information in there.

Day Invitations

day wedding invitations together with parents wording

The Hosts

The first question to ask would be ‘who is hosting the wedding?’ Traditionally, the Brides parents host the wedding, which is where you may use something similar to the following…

 

Paul & Denise Joseph

Request the pleasure of your company to celebrate the marriage of their daughter

Olivia Rose Joseph

to

Nicolas James Hurst

 

If however, you are going down a less traditional route and wanted it to be a whole family hosting, something like the following may be more suitable…

 

Together with their parents/families

Olivia Rose Joseph & Nicolas James Hurst

Request the pleasure of your company to celebrate their marriage

 

Finally, if you want to host your wedding as a couple, an option of wording may be…

 

Olivia Rose Joseph & Nicolas James Hurst

Request the pleasure of your company to celebrate their marriage

Date & Time

After you have decided who is inviting your guests (this is completely your choice & whatever suits you!), you will need to let your guests know the date, venue & time of your wedding. This can be as informal or formal as you like, here is a popular example…

 

On Saturday 3rd September 2018

at 2.00 pm

Mitton Hall

Mitton Road, Clitheroe BB7 9PQ

 

When noting the time of your wedding, we recommend you put on the time you want your guests to sit down by, and not the ceremony time as you want to make sure the only person late is the Bride! If you are having an evening reception at the same venue as your ceremony, you may decide to opt for something similar to “With an evening reception to follow” after the address. However, if your evening venue differs from the day you will need to include this address on your invitation also.

 

Followed by dinner and dancing at

Styal Lodge, Styal Golf Club, Station Road, Cheshire SK9 4JN

RSVP

Finally, it is important you also include an RSVP date on your invitation. Usually, we advise to set this 8 weeks before your wedding date so you have time to make necessary arrangements including your on the day wedding stationery (which we can also help you with). You can also advise how to RSVP on your actual invite, or if preferred, include a separate RSVP postcard for your guests to return to you.

 

Please RSVP by 9th July 2018 to jospehhurstwedding@gmail.com

RSVPS

RSVP menu choice wedding wording

As we previously mentioned above, some couples decide to only add the RSVP date to their invitation, and have a separate card with the rest of the information on.

 

Kindly reply by 9th July 2018 by returning the card enclosed

 

If you do decide to opt for a separate RSVP card, this is a good opportunity to request guests meal choices, or even playlist suggestions. The most popular RSVP card is the post card style, where your address is pre printed on the back with a space for a stamp – quick and easy for your guests to post back.

Our Playlist

We’re taking song requests!

Let us know what song will get you up and dancing.

If it’s not too questionable it might get played

Evening Invitations

 

 

We recommend your evening invitations being a scaled back version of your day invites. Remove any information that doesn’t apply to the evening and include a message to let your guests know that this is an invitation to the evening reception.

 

Olivia Rose Joseph & Nicolas James Hurst

Request the pleasure of your company to celebrate their marriage

on Saturday 3rd September 2018

At 7.30PM

Styal Lodge, Styal Golf Club, Station Road, Cheshire SK9 4JN

For an evening reception

 

Additional Information Cards

Additional information wedding gifts accommodation wording

Additional information cards are a great way to let your guests know about accommodation, dress codes or even a gift message.

Gifts

Gift messages are tricky, as you probably don’t want to seem like you’re expecting a present, but trust us, your guests will appreciate the guidance. Here’s a popular and simple message example requesting a contribution towards the honeymoon.

 

Your presence at our wedding is gift enough,

but if you do wish to buy us something, a contribution towards our

dream honeymoon would be greatly appreciated.

Little Ones

Another tricky one is letting guests know if you are not inviting children, this is completely your decision but of course you don’t want to offend anyone. Here is an example of how you may want to word it…

 

Little Ones

As much as we would like to invite all the children of our friends and family, we have made the difficult decision to accommodate the children of immediate family only.

We hope that you see this as an opportunity to enjoy an adult only day, let your hair down and enjoy the celebration with us.

 

Moving away onto easier subjects, letting your guests know about accommodation options at your venue or nearby is a nice little extra which will be appreciated. You can opt for something similar to the below, or even go further by adding a few options of places to stay in there too (we recommend only suggesting a maximum of 3 options)

 

Accommodation at the venue is unfortunately limited.

There are a number of hotels and B&B’s in the area.

Please book soon to avoid disappointment.

Dress Code

Finally, if you are wanting your guests to follow a dress code you will need to let them know…

 

Dress Code
Ladies – Fabulous hats are encouraged
Gents – Kilts or Top Hats would be superb

 

The most important thing to remember is that the above examples are a guide only, We will accommodate whatever format and wording you would like so make sure it suits you. We hope the above examples have helped even just a little bit. If you have any questions on your wedding stationery give us a call or drop us an email – we are always here to help!

 

 

Amanda Williams