I hope the following information is helpful when deciding how to word your invitations. We find our couples are moving towards a more casual approach to their invite wording, but we've included a few formal options for you to consider also. Everything you see here is simply a guide, and you're free to put your own personal twist on your invitations. If you aren't sure, please just get in contact with me and I can give you some hints and tips.
BRIDE & GROOM NAMES
Normally, the bride goes first in the invitation. But if the balance isn't right, it's fine to switch it up. Depending on the style of your invitation, you might like to have first names only. But, if you're having a more formal affair, you might choose to go with your full names.
DATE & TIME
It's important to state the day of the week, especially when the wedding day is not falling on a Saturday (as your guest may assume). You are welcome to have just the date in numbers, or written out in full text.
If you're having your guest SMS or Email you with their RSVP, you could omit this card entirely and have that information at the bottom of your invitation to save on printing costs - we recommend this option! If you do opt for a RSVP card, it will need to have a date advising when your guests should reply by.
Dress codes aren't required, but it will certainly give your guests a helping hand in organising what to wear. It can also be helpful to note if the wedding it outdoors or in a grassy area.
Black tie · Semi-formal
Lounge Suit · Cocktail
Smart Casual · Casual
WORDING EXAMPLESTogether with their parents
request the pleasure your company to celebrate their marriage
on Saturday the sixteenth of October Two thousand and twenty-one
at four o’clock in the afternoon
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart RandwickReception to follow
The Argyle, The Rocks Sydney
Kindly RSVP by 25th September, 2010
Other hosting options
Hannah & Julian, invite you to celebrate their Wedding
Janet & Luke Ryan, along with Lucy & Mark Evans, invite you to celebrate the marriage of their Children, Hannah & Julian
Together with their families, Hannah & Julian, Invite you to celebrate their marriage
Other Date Examples16.10.2021
Other closing statements
Dinner & Dancing to follow
Other RSVP examples...Kindly respond/reply by
The favour of a response/reply is requested by