Wedding Invitation Layout and Wording

 

WEDDING INVITATION LAYOUT and WORDING

It is not uncommon to feel overwhelmed, confused, or even unsure about which traditions to follow when selecting the layout and wording of your wedding invitations. Traditional invitation wording and etiquette serves only as a guide or a starting point. Your wedding stationery should capture your individual characters and convey the tone in which you wish to express your wedding day. There is no right or wrong.

Typical wedding invitation layout

The hosts of the wedding

The hosts of the wedding can be the brides parents, the bride and groom, or the parents of the both the bride and groom. A variety of different wording options are available to choose from or the you can word it yourself.

[pl_accordion name=”Hosting”][pl_accordioncontent name=”Hosting” number=”1″ heading=”Bride and Groom” open=”no”] The honour of your presence is requested at the marriage of…

Anne Smith and John James request the honour of your presence at their marriage…

Anne Smith and John James together with their families/parents…

Together with their families/parents Anne Smith and John James…
[/pl_accordioncontent][pl_accordioncontent name=”Hosting” number=”2″ heading=”Bride and Groom’s parents are hosting”] Mr. and Mrs. John Smith
and
Mr. and Mrs. William Jones
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their children…
[/pl_accordioncontent][pl_accordioncontent name=”Hosting” number=”3″ heading=”Bride’s parents are hosting”] Mr. and Mrs. John Smith
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter
Anne Smith to John James, son of
Mr. and Mrs. William James…” [/pl_accordioncontent][/pl_accordion]

Date, Time and Location

The design of your wedding theme will dictate whether the numbers in the date and time are spelled out as was traditional or left in numeric form. With modern wedding invitations the latter is becoming the norm. The location of the wedding ceremony followed by the venues for the reception then follows.

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