Wedding invitation wording - the do's, the don'ts and a free downloadable guide!

First of all... 

Congratulations on your pending nuptials!

My name is Richard and I’ll be your guide to creating pitch perfect wording for your wedding invitations. 

I remember when we were planning our wedding and thinking...

‘What exactly do you write on a wedding invitation?!?’

Fear not dear reader. In this guide you’ll find all the information you need and, what’s more, you’ll be able to test drive some of the most popular wording examples and see in black and white just what sounds right for you.

In this wedding invitation wording guide you’ll find...

  • The basic information every wedding invitation must contain
  • The ‘rules and etiquette’ of wedding invitation wording
  • What to do about guest names
  • The common mistakes most couples make
  • The golden rule for pitch perfect invitations
  • Wording examples from formal to relaxed

The basics to wedding invitation wording...

So there are some basic pieces of information that really must appear on your wedding invitation. These are essentially...

The who, the where and the when...

wedding invitation wording

  • Who is getting married - that would be you and your beloved
  • Where will this wondrous event take place
  • When will you declare your undying love for each other

Everything else is a matter of style and personal taste.

Wedding invitation wording rules and etiquette...

Please don’t stress or worry yourself, there really are no hard and fast rules for wording your wedding invitation. 

The most important thing is that you are happy with the way it reads.

 ways to word a wedding invitation

There are a few things to consider...

  • Have you covered the who, the where and the when?
  • Do your parents wish to be mentioned on the invitation?
  • Do you feel happy when you read your invitation that it suits your style and personal taste?

What do we do about guest names...

This is one of the areas I get asked about most. How do we make sure they know who is invited? (And who isn’t).

There are two simple ways to invite your guests...

wedding invitation wording guest names

On the left - Use line to hand write names on.

On the right - The guest names will be written on the envelope

You may have the most exquisite handwriting, or you may know someone who has. In this case you may be happy to adorn your invitations with your skilled script.

If, on the other hand, you’d rather not put pen to your finely crafted and beautifully printed invitations, then a simple solution is to use your envelope to let your guests know just who is invited.

With the rise in popularity of letter press and embossed print, many couples prefer to avoid writing directly onto their invitations.

Common wedding invitation wording mistakes...

luxury wedding invitations how to word

When working out how many invitations you’ll need it’s tempting to just work out how many guests you are inviting. But you only need on invitation per couple or family.

The golden rule for knowing how many invitations to order...

Number of Guests Invited to Full Day - Divide By Two - Add some Spares*

*Do the same again if you are having evening guests

It’s much better to have some keepsake invitations left over. Ordering a reprint is expensive and best avoided.

The golden rule for wedding invitation wording...

For me there is only one thing that truly matters when it comes to your wedding invitations.

You should absolutely love them!

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How would you like to test drive the most popular wedding invitation wording?

Simply click the button below to access your free wedding invitation wording guide. With a few taps and clicks you'll be able to test all the most popular ways to words your wedding invitations.

From the formal to the relaxed you can try them all...

wedding invitation wording guide

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