8 Things To Consider For Your Wedding Invitation Text

April 30th, 20109:20 am

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8 Things To Consider For Your Wedding Invitation Text

Below is a list of things to keep in mind when writing your wedding invitation text for your big day.

1. Determine who will be writing the invitations. Some couples will prefer to write individual invitations, and others will prefer to have the letters written on the behalf of the bride or groom’s parents. Also you may wish to add variety i.e. The couple will write the wedding invitation text for their personal friends; and the parents/grandparents may write the invitations for their friends and specific family members–there is no hard and fast rule that needs to be followed.

2. Decide on the ‘style’ of writing to be used: Formal, or informal. I.e. Formal: “Brad and Cindy would like to request you join us on our wedding day.” or Informal: “We would like to request your presence at our upcoming wedding.”–once again, there is no firm rule that needs to be followed.

3. While the first two points don’t have any traditional rules…using terms like “request the honor of your presence” will tend to sway guests to believe the ceremony will be held in a church setting. Using casual terms like “we request your attendance…” will tend to lean your potential guest toward believing your wedding will be held in a hall, or less traditional atmosphere. (this can be important when some of your guests are devout to a religion–or not)–Adjust your wedding invitation text accordingly.

4. If your wanting to writing a “traditional invitation” list the bride’s parents names first–then list the first and middle name of the bride. E.g. “Mr. and Mrs. Woody Gumtree would like to request your attendance at their daughter Mary Lynn’s wedding…”–this wedding invitation text will be followed by the groom and his parents.

5. After placing the bride’s information, follow with the groom. Continuing the above example: “Mr. and Mrs. Woody Gumtree would like to request your attendance at their daughter Mary Lynn’s wedding to Jeffery Allan Burke, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burke.” Again this is based on traditional wedding invitations–you’re by no means obligated to stick to tradition.

6. Write the planned date next (continued from # 5): “Mr. and Mrs. Woody Gumtree would like to request your attendance at their daughter Mary Lynn’s wedding to Jeffery Allan Burke, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burke. Ceremony to take place on the fifth of July, two-thousand and eleven.” Traditionally wedding invitation text includes the date in ‘written’ form, rather than numerical.

7. Don’t forget the time. “…Ceremony to take place on the fifth of July, two-thousand and eleven–at five o’clock.” Again traditional form includes numbers in word form, not numerical.

8. Below the wedding invitation text list the address: “Wedding will be held at ‘First Methodist Church’ at 155 Church Ave, in New Westminster, NH.”–Depending on your desired guests…you may opt to not include the state, but this will help relatives you haven’t seen in a long time to arrange travel.

Categories: Invitations