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How to Traditionally Word Your Wedding Invitation


Your wedding invitation is the official start of the biggest day of your life! From the moment your guests open the envelope, the tone of your wedding day will be set.

While modern trends offer lots of creative ways to announce your wedding, there remains a timeless charm in a classic wedding invitation that invites with traditional wording. But navigating the intricacies of language, formality, and sneaking in all those essential details can be overwhelming. If you’re stuck, let us help! Let’s dive into etiquette, rules and tips about traditional wedding invite wording.

 

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What Needs to be on a Wedding Invitation?


 Let’s start with the basics. Every wedding invitation needs these essential pieces of information: 

  1. The names of who is getting married
  2. Wedding date
  3. Start time
  4. Location
  5. RSVP information

Optional information includes:

  1. Reception information
  2. Your wedding website
  3. Accommodation and travel details


Remember, there are a few things you should never put on a wedding invitation.

 

Traditional Wedding Invitation Wording Tips


Ready to craft your invitation wording? First, let’s go over our most frequently asked questions: 

Q: What’s the Right Wedding Invitation Name Order? 

For opposite-sex couples the bride’s name is traditionally listed first. For same-sex couples, the choice is yours.

Q: How Do You Write the Date and Time on a Wedding Invitation? 

A traditional invitation has the date completely spelled out. For example: 

Saturday, December nineteenth, two-thousand and twenty-six 

The time should also be spelled out, like this: 

at five-thirty in the afternoon   

 

Traditional Wedding Invitation Wording Examples


Emily and Henry Thorson 

request the honour of your presence 

at the marriage of their daughter

Hannah Lee 

to

Mason Jack Harrison 

on Saturday, the twenty-sixth of August

two thousand twenty-six 

at four o'clock in the afternoon

Our Lady of Peace Church 

162 North Main Street 

Edina, Minnesota 



Mr. & Mrs. Henry Thorson 

together with Mr. & Mrs. James Harrison 

request the honour of your presence 

at the marriage of their children 

Hannah Lee 

to

Mason Jack

on Saturday, the twenty-sixth of August

two thousand twenty-six 

at four o'clock in the afternoon

Our Lady of Peace Church 

162 North Main Street 

Edina, Minnesota 



Together with the families

Hannah Lee 

and

Mason Jack Harrison 

request the honour of your presence 

at their marriage 

on Saturday, the twenty-sixth of August

two thousand twenty-six 

at four o'clock in the afternoon

Our Lady of Peace Church 

162 North Main Street 

Edina, Minnesota 

 

Best wishes, and be sure to reach out to our team of experts if you need help customizing your wedding invitations. 

xoxo – the Team at Ann’s

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