Wedding Invitation Wording Examples

The great thing about custom wedding invitations is that not only will the design be unique to you, but the wording can be tailored to fit you as a couple. Whether you want to have traditional, formal wording or you’re going for a more relaxed, modern vibe, here are wedding invitation wording examples to help guide you along the way.

wedding invitation wording examples

Wedding invitations should always include the following elements, at a minimum. These key pieces of information quickly help invitees know who, when and where. So as your researching wedding invitation wording examples, be sure to include these things:

Couples Names

Center stage are the couples names. You may want a host line or an introductory line above the names. But your names should be the star and stand out most on a wedding invitation.

Date and Time

This is of course the second most important piece of information. The date and time of your wedding. How you choose to format it is up to you. You’ll see on the wedding invitation wording examples below, you can choose to spell out days, dates and numerals, or you can abbreviate or use actual numbers. That’s the beauty of custom, it’s totally up to you!


While location may seem like a no brainer, you’d be surprised how often I have to remind couples to include this information in their invitation. I don’t often recommend adding the address to the invitation, but rather putting the full information on a separate Details card. However, I do have some couples who only want one piece of stationery, and in those situations we do include it.

With those key elements in mind, check out the two wedding invitation suites below to see how they chose to format their wording.

Formal Invitation Wording

Mr. and Mrs. James L. Brooks
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter

Melanie Renee
Michael Alan Croft

Saturday, the Twelfth of September
Two Thousand Twenty
Five-Thirty in the Afternoon

Pebble Hill Plantation
Thomasville, Georgia

Reception to  Follow

Pebble Hill Plantation
1251 US-319 S, Thomasville, Georgia 31792

A block of rooms has been reserved for our guests.
Reference the Brooks/Croft Wedding Group.
Kindly reserve your room(s) by the twelfth of August.

Courtyard by Marriott
1972 Raymond Diehl Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32308
(850) 422-0600

Hilton Garden Inn
3333 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32308
(850) 385-3553

We are registered at Bed Bath & Beyond and Zola
www.melanie marries

Cocktail Attire

Kindly Respond
The favor of a reply is requested
by the Twelfth of August

M ______________
__ Happily Accepts
     __ Number Attending
__ Regretfully Declines

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Modern Informal Invitation Wording

Hannah Rice
Jake Davis

Invite you to their wedding celebration

Saturday, January 16, 2021

The Space at Feather Oaks
Tallahassee, Florida

Celebration to follow

Informal Details + RSVP Card
Kindly reply online by December 25, 2020 
via our wedding website:
www.Hannah and

Use code HJD when making your reservation. 
Please book no later than December 25, 2020. 
DoubleTree by Hilton
101 S Adams Street | Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 224-5000

Details + Registry
Ceremony and Reception will be held at
The Space at Feather Oaks
6500 Miccosukee Road | Tallahassee, FL 32309

Our registry and additional information 
can be found on our wedding website:
www.Hannah and

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