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How to phrase your wedding invitations in 4 steps

Emilie, on August 5, 2016 at 09:35 Posted in Before the wedding 0 5
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Hi lovely soon-to-weds!

Confused on how you should phrase your wedding invitations?

Here are simple guidelines I made for you to start writing your invitations. Smiley smile

How to write your invitations?

Tell your guests who is hosting!

Traditionally the name of the bride would go first since her family was in charge of organizing the wedding... but as these things changed, feel free write it the way that sounds best to you!

... And if you're parents are helping you host (aka pay) the wedding, include them in your invitations!

Examples:

- Sarah and Alex

- Alex Lee and Sarah Wilson

- Sarah and Alex together with their family Mr. Jason Wilson, Mrs. Claire Wilson, ...

- Mr. and Mrs. Wilson invite you to share and celebrate the marriage of their daughter Claire Wilson with Alex Lee son of...

etc.

How to write your invitations?

Tell your guests what your inviting them for!

Written in third person is more formal, but you can also write it in first person to make it more personal. Smiley winking

Examples:

- invite you to share in their joy as they exchange their marriage vows

- invite you to share and celebrate their marriage

- request the honour of your presence at their marriage (if religious wedding)

- request the pleasure of your company for our wedding celebration (if civil wedding)

- invite you to share and celebrate cause we're getting married!

- want you to come party with us as we begin our new lives together

- invite you to share our joy as we finally tie the knot!

- ....

How to write your invitations?

You should let your guests know both for the ceremony and reception, when and where the celebration will take place with as much detail as possible to avoid any confusion.

- Date: Month, Day, Year. (January, 25 2017 or 01/25/2017)

- Time: Specify AM or PM and set the time a little early so latecomers don't interrupt the ceremony.

- Location: Put the full address of the location. You can also give directions or insert a map!

How to write your invitations

Add your personal touch to your invitations and have fun!!

Be creative and give your invitation a different shape, word it in a fun way, put images of you two together... change it up to make it your own and match the style of your wedding, whether it is vintage, elegant, modern, etc.

... And make sure you keep all the essential elements! Smiley smile

How to write your invitations?

Did you phrase your invitations in any special way?

How did you word your invitations?

5 Comments

Latest activity by Kira, on August 23, 2016 at 09:09
  • Kira
    Devoted November 2016 Ontario
    Kira ·
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    Most people can come and most people seem free in November so that's good news. But a few people have been cancelling.

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  • Emilie
    Featured Quebec
    Emilie ·
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    Sounds good Kira! Smiley smile Did all the people you invite confirm their attendance?

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  • Kira
    Devoted November 2016 Ontario
    Kira ·
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    We decided to phrase ours like this:

    The Noël family and Isaacs family request the honour of your presence at the marriage of their son and daughter William and Kira on november 26 2016, etc.

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  • Sharon
    Frequent user October 2017 Alberta
    Sharon ·
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    Hahaha love the idea! Still have to set the date but so far mine would go like this:

    Sharon and Adam together with their family Mr. and Mrs... invite you to share and celebrate their marriage on... and we still have to find a venue and set an official date Smiley laugh

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  • Olivia
    Frequent user January 2017 Nova Scotia
    Olivia ·
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    Very helpful post!! Thanks Em!

    I want our invitations to be funny so I'm playing a bit with what you wrote here.

    I was thinking of having something like this for the cover. Smiley laugh

    shit just got real invitation

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