How to Word Your Wedding Invitations

Shopping for a beautiful invite design is just the beginning of creating the perfect wedding invitation. Once you’ve found the invitation of your dreams, the next step is personalizing it. Couples often have questions at this point about how to properly word their wedding invitations and rightfully so. There is a lot to think about but the truth is wedding invitation wording can be boiled down to answering four basic questions in the following order:

  1. Who is hosting the wedding?
  2. Who is getting married?
  3. When is the wedding?
  4. Where is the wedding?

Once you have the answers to these questions, it’s time to decide the wording style. A formal wedding would require formal wording but a casual wedding can be introduced with informal wording. Some couples want to show a little personality with their wedding invitation wording by making it fun, clever, romantic, quirky, etc. You can write your own wording or choose from the many options available when personalizing the invitation. Here are a few popular options to get you started:

How to Word Your Wedding Invitations

Bride’s Parents Inviting
Kenneth and Barbara Peterson
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Lillian Margaret
to
Jonathon James McKinley
on Saturday, the twenty-sixth of June
two thousand twenty-one
at one o'clock in the afternoon
Desert Foothills Lutheran Church
29305 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, Arizona

Both Parents Inviting
Kenneth and Barbara Peterson
and
Scott and Carla McKinley
invite you to share in the joy
of the marriage uniting their children
Lillian Margaret
to
Jonathon James McKinley
This celebration of love will be
on Saturday, the twenty-sixth of June
two thousand twenty-one
at one o'clock in the afternoon
Desert Foothills Lutheran Church
29305 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, Arizona

Couple Inviting (Simple Wording)
Lillian Margaret Peterson
to
Jonathon James McKinley
invite you to share in the joy
when they exchange marriage vows
on Saturday, the twenty-sixth of June
two thousand twenty-one
at one o'clock in the afternoon
Desert Foothills Lutheran Church
29305 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, Arizona

Couple Inviting (Romantic Wording)
Love fills a lifetime
and a lifetime begins this hour
when the two of us
Lillian Margaret Peterson
and
Jonathon James McKinley
begin a new life together
Come celebrate with us
as we exchange marriage vows
on Saturday, the twenty-sixth of June
two thousand twenty-one
at one o'clock in the afternoon
Desert Foothills Lutheran Church
29305 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, Arizona

Couple Inviting (Religious Wording)
With thanks for
God's bountiful blessings
Lillian Margaret Peterson
and
Jonathon James McKinley
request the honour of your presence
as they exchange vows of marriage
on Saturday, the twenty-sixth of June
two thousand twenty-one
at one o'clock in the afternoon
Desert Foothills Lutheran Church
29305 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, Arizona

Couple + Parents Inviting
Together with our parents
Kenneth and Barbara Peterson
and
Scott and Carla McKinley
we,
Lillian Margaret
and
Jonathon James
invite you to share in the joy
of the beginning of our new life together
when we exchange marriage vows
on Saturday, the twenty-sixth of June
two thousand twenty-one
at one o'clock in the afternoon
Desert Foothills Lutheran Church
29305 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, Arizona

If your family situation is different than the wording options mentioned above, check out our blog post, Tips for Wording Your Wedding Invitations. You’ll find wedding invitation wording that accommodates other family situation such as divorced parents or deceased parent(s).