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What Is the Perfect Wedding Invitation Wording?

Perfect wedding invitation wording

Wedding invitation wording is the subject of much debate whenever couples plan their special day. Everyone wants the perfect wedding, and commemorating it with unforgettable wedding invitations is one of the most important pieces of the puzzle. The following answers the question, “What is the perfect wedding invitation wording?”

The surprising answer is … Whatever you’d like! Remember that this is your special day, so you can be as traditional as you’d like or throw convention to the wind. One of the best things about weddings is that modern society embraces the unique and different, and still cherishes the old fashioned. Everyone knows that the ceremony’s importance is hinged on the symbolic joining of two hearts in-love, so you are free to decide your own wedding wording: casual, formal, themed, traditional, by the bride and groom, by the parents, by children and more.

If you are abiding by modern conventions, keep in mind that the wedding invitation is often written from the perspective of the hosting party – typically the parents of the bride or groom. The format can be casual or formal, but should always lead with the hosting party (unless the bride and groom are paying for/hosting everything). Also, notice how the formal examples listed below have dates written in long form. Again, these are just examples of conventional wedding invitation wording. Rules are made to be broken, and you’re free to word your wedding invitations however you’d like!

Formal wedding invitation wording example (bride’s parents hosting)

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Tomlinson
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Ashley Ann
to
Eric Samuel
son of
Mr. and Mrs. James Elliott
Saturday, the sixteenth of May
two thousand eleven
at one o’clock in the afternoon
St. Peter’s Chapel
555 Lovebird Lane
San Francisco, California

Casual wedding invitation wording example (groom’s parents hosting)

James and Jenna Elliott
invite you to the wedding of their son
Thomas Samuel
to Ashley Ann Tomlinson
Saturday, May 16, 2011
at 1:00 in the afternoon
St. Peter’s Chapel
555 Lovebird Lane
San Francisco, California

Wedding invitation wording (couple hosting, formal)

The honor of your presence
is requested at the marriage of
Ashley Ann Tomlinson
to Thomas Samuel Elliott
Saturday, the sixteenth of May
two thousand and eleven
at one o’clock in the afternoon

Wedding invitation printing

No matter the wording, you’ll want to deliver your wedding invitations on premium paper stocks such as ultra-thick 16-point gloss or 13-point recycled matte. The former will help your design pop off the paper, while the latter will enrich your words in elegance. Gloss paper stocks come in C1S or C2S; C1S leaves the inside of your greeting card uncoated so you can handwrite notes on your wedding invitations. Last but not least, remember to have fun when choosing the wording for your wedding invitations – it should embody the atmosphere of your wedding, whether casual or formal, and should represent who you are as a couple.

 

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