Wedding Invitation Wording

I DON’T KNOW HOW TO WORD MY WEDDING INVITATIONS ?

Wording for your Wedding invitations depends on who is hosting the Wedding. Traditionally it is the Bride’s parents who host the Wedding and therefore it would be their name that appears on the Wedding invite. Today, this is not necessarily the case as the Bride and Groom may be hosting the Wedding, or parents may be divorced or remarried. Although it is not uncommon for the Bride and Groom to create their own wording for their special day. Some examples of wording are outlined below.

Host: Bride’s Parents:

EXAMPLE ONE:

Mr & Mrs John Sinclair
Request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter

 

Elizabeth Margaret
to
Mr Scott Stuart

 

at Skelmorlie and Wemyss Bay Parish Church
on Saturday 7th September 2002 at 2.00pm
and afterwards at
The Tontine Hotel, Greenock. PA16 8NG.

 

EXAMPLE TWO:

Mr & Mrs John Sinclair
Request the pleasure of the company of
(A line or space would be left intentionally blank for you to write your guests name here)
at the marriage of their daughter

 

Elizabeth Margaret
to
Mr Scott Stuart

 

at Skelmorlie and Wemyss Bay Parish Church
on Saturday 7th September 2002 at 2.00pm
and afterwards at
The Tontine Hotel, Greenock. PA16 8NG.

 


Host: Bride and Groom:

EXAMPLE THREE:

Miss Elizabeth Sinclair
and
Mr Scott Stuart

 

Request the pleasure of your company
at their marriage at Skelmorlie and Wemyss Bay Parish Church
on Saturday 7th September 2002 at 2.00pm
and afterwards at
The Tontine Hotel, Greenock PA16 8NG.

 

EXAMPLE FOUR:

Miss Elizabeth Sinclair
and
Mr Scott Stuart

 

Request the pleasure of the company of
(A line or space would be left intentionally blank for you to write your guests name here)
at their marriage at Skelmorlie and Wemyss Bay Parish Church
on Saturday 7th September 2002 at 2.00pm
and afterwards at
The Tontine Hotel, Greenock PA16 8NG.

 


Host: Bride’s Parents (Divorced):

EXAMPLE FIVE:

Mr John Sinclair & Mrs Fiona Sinclair
Request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter

 

Elizabeth Margaret
to
Mr Scott Stuart

 

at Skelmorlie and Wemyss Bay Parish Church
on Saturday 7th September 2002 at 2.00pm
and afterwards at
The Tontine Hotel, Greenock. PA16 8NG.

 

EXAMPLE SIX:

Mr John Sinclair & Mrs Fiona sinclair
Request the pleasure of the company of
(A line or space would be left intentionally blank for you to write your guests name here)
at the marriage of their daughter

 

Elizabeth Margaret
to
Mr Scott Stuart

 

at Skelmorlie and Wemyss Bay Parish Church
on Saturday 7th September 2002 at 2.00pm
and afterwards at
The Tontine Hotel, Greenock. PA16 8NG.

 


Host: Bride’s Mother (Widowed):

EXAMPLE SEVEN:

Mrs Fiona Sinclair
Request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of her daughter

 

Elizabeth Margaret
to
Mr Scott Stuart

 

at Skelmorlie and Wemyss Bay Parish Church
on Saturday 7th September 2002 at 2.00pm
and afterwards at
The Tontine Hotel, Greenock. PA16 8NG.

 

EXAMPLE EIGHT:

Mrs Fiona Sinclair
Request the pleasure of the company of
(A line or space would be left intentionally blank for you to write your guests name here)
at the marriage of her daughter

 

Elizabeth Margaret
to
Mr Scott Stuart

 

at Skelmorlie and Wemyss Bay Parish Church
on Saturday 7th September 2002 at 2.00pm
and afterwards at
The Tontine Hotel, Greenock, PA16 8NG.

 

Host: Bride’s Parents (mother has remarried)

EXAMPLE NINE:

Mr John Sinclair & Mrs Fiona Banks
Request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter

 

Elizabeth Margaret
to
Mr Scott Stuart

 

at Skelmorlie and Wemyss Bay Parish Church
on Saturday 7th September 2002 at 2.00pm
and afterwards at
The Tontine Hotel, Greenock. PA16 8NG.

 

EXAMPLE TEN:

Mr John Sinclair & Mrs Fiona Banks
Request the pleasure of the company of
(A line or space would be left intentionally blank for you to write your guests name here)
at the marriage of their daughter

 

Elizabeth Margaret
to
Mr Scott Stuart

 

at Skelmorlie and Wemyss Bay Parish Church
on Saturday 7th September 2002 at 2.00pm
and afterwards at
The Tontine Hotel, Greenock. PA16 8NG.

 


Host: Groom’s Parents:

EXAMPLE ELEVEN:

Mr and Mrs Frank Stuart
Request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their son

 

Scott
to
Miss Elizabeth Margaret Sinclair

 

at Skelmorlie and Wemyss Bay Parish Church
on Saturday 7th September 2002 at 2.00pm
and afterwards at
The Tontine Hotel, Greenock. PA16 8NG.

 

EXAMPLE TWELVE:

Mr and Mrs Frank Stuart
Request the pleasure of the company of
(A line or space would be left intentionally blank for you to write your guests name here)
at the marriage of their son

 

Scott
to
Miss Elizabeth Margaret Sinclair

 

at Skelmorlie and Wemyss Bay Parish Church
on Saturday 7th September 2002 at 2.00pm
and afterwards at
The Tontine Hotel, Greenock. PA16 8NG.

 


Host: Bride’s Parents (Civil Wedding):

EXAMPLE THIRTEEN:

 

Mr & Mrs John Sinclair
Request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter

 

Elizabeth Margaret
to
Mr Scott Stuart

 

at Abington, by Biggar, Lanarkshire, ML12 6SD
on Saturday 7th September 2002 from 2.30pm
and afterwards for the Reception.

 

EXAMPLE FOURTEEN:

Mr & Mrs John Sinclair
Request the pleasure of the company of
(A line or space would be left intentionally blank for you to write your guests name here)
at the marriage of their daughter

 

Elizabeth Margaret
to
Mr Scott Stuart

 

at Abington, by Biggar, Lanarkshire, ML12 6SD
on Saturday 7th September 2002 from 2.30pm
and afterwards for the Reception.

 

EVENING INVITATION WORDING

Mr & Mrs John Sinclair
Request the pleasure of your company
at an Evening Reception to celebrate
the marriage of their daughter

 

Elizabeth Margaret

 

to

 

Mr Scott Stuart

 

on Saturday 7th September 2002
at 7:30pm in the
Tontine Hotel, Greenock. PA16 8NG.

 

ORDER OF SERVICE WORDING

Page 1

Skelmorlie & Wemyss Bay Parish Church, Skelmorlie

 

The Marriage of

 

Elizabeth Margaret

 

to

 

Mr. Scott Stuart

 

Saturday 7th September 2002

 

Pages 2 and 3
(depending on length and verses of hymns)

 

Processional………………………………….Bridal March Lohengrin, Wagner

 

Hymn
(Words of Hymn would be printed in full)

 

The Marriage Service

 

Signing of the Register

 

Hymn
(Words of Hymn would be printed in full)

 

Recessional……………………………………………..Firework Music, Handel

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3 thoughts on “Wedding Invitation Wording

  1. Pingback: Creative Wedding Wording for a Civil Ceremony « The Bay Attic

  2. We’re getting married on the beach. We’re having a very private and intimate ceremony with close family and friends. We are not having a bridal party . . . just the two of us. Our parents will be in attendance, but they are not the hosts, we are. As far as a reception is concerned, we aren’t having one, but we would like to invite our friends and family to accompany us to dinner at a restaurant. We are not paying for their meal. How do we word our invitation to express this without misleading them into thiniking it’s a customary reception at the restaurant? Any suggestions? Please respond when you have an opportunity. Thank you!

  3. Many Congratulations Lynette and Robert, I think you have just about written your invitation already. From what you have written here. Perhaps you, or both you and Robert could write an note or handwritten invitation to your close family and friends, as it would be a lovely personal touch, and also easier to mention your plans for the meal afterwards. You could also include a menu and costs from the restaurant with your invite.

    For example:

    Dear [friend/family member’s name],
    Robert and I are getting married on [date], at [venue], at [time]. we are inviting close friends and family to celebrate with us, and afterwards we will have a meal at [restaurant name]. We have included a restaurant menu and price list, so you can plan your meal. Please let us know if you can come by [date for R.S.V.P].

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