Invitation Wording

Most brides that we work with have no idea how to word their invitation because they’ve never done wedding invitations before! No problem- that’s what we’re here for! Take a look at some of the examples so you can get a feel for how you want your invitations to read. It really depends on your invitation style and wedding- some brides have more formal affairs while others just want their weddings to be casual and fun! Many are a mix of these. It’s our belief that wedding invitations should fit your personality and wedding, so however you decide to word your invitation is up to you! If you have no idea what you want, no problem! Just give us some general direction and we’ll word it for you and we can go from there. That’s what we’re here for!

Hosting

Who is Hosting the wedding?

Formal


The honor of your presence
is requested at the wedding of
Miss Stacey Ann Bloom
to Mr. Ryan Oliver Stevens

— OR —

Miss Stacey Ann Bloom
and Mr. Ryan Oliver Stevens
request the pleasure of your company
at their wedding

— OR —

Miss Stacey Ann Bloom
and Mr. Ryan Oliver Stevens
request the pleasure of your company
at the celebration of their wedding

Less Formal


In the celebration of love,

Stacey Ann Bloom
and
Ryan Oliver Stevens
request the pleasure of your company
at their wedding

— OR —

Stacey Bloom
and
Ryan Stevens
invite you to celebrate
their wedding

— OR —

Stacey Ann Bloom
and
Ryan Oliver Stevens
invite you to share with them
in the joy of their wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kevin Bloom and
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Scott Stevens
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their children

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kevin Bloom
together with
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Scott Stevens
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their children

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kevin Bloom
and
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Scott Stevens
request the pleasure of your company at the marriage of their children

Formal


Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kevin Bloom
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Stacey Ann Bloom
to
Ryan Oliver Stevens

— OR —

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kevin Bloom
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter

Less Formal


Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kevin Bloom
invite you to witness and celebrate
the marriage of their daughter

— OR —

In the celebration of love,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kevin Bloom
request the pleasure of your company…

— OR —

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kevin Bloom
invite you to share
in the joy of the marriage of their daughter…

— OR —

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kevin Bloom
joyfully invite you to share
in the marriage of their daughter…

— OR —

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kevin Bloom
invite you to share in the celebration
of the marriage of their daughter

Mr. and Mrs. Guy Scott Stevens
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of
Stacey Ann Bloom
to their son
Ryan Oliver Stevens

Formal


Together with their families
Stacey Ann Bloom
and Ryan Oliver Stevens
request the pleasure of your company
at the celebration of their wedding

Less Formal


Together with their parents
Stacey Bloom
and Ryan Stevens
invite you to their wedding

Date & Time

How should you word the date and time of the wedding?

Saturday, the tenth of July

two thousand and fifteen
at four o’clock in the afternoon

If it were a 4:30 ceremony, the time would read:

half after four o’clock in the afternoon.

Saturday, July 10, 2015
at 4:00 p.m.

— OR —

07.10.15

— OR —

07/10/15

— OR —

July 10, 2015

Reception

When will the reception be held?

At the very bottom of the invitation:

Reception immediately following

With cocktail hour:

Cocktail hour and reception immediately following

Reception to follow at Brier Creek Country Club

Example

Example Invitation

Together with their families
Stacey Ann Bloom
and Ryan Oliver Stevens
request the pleasure of your company
at the celebration of their wedding
Saturday, the tenth of July
two thousand and fifteen
at half after eleven in the morning
Biltmore Country Club
Asheville, NC

Reception immediately following

Together with their parents

Stacey Bloom
and Ryan Stevens
invite you to their wedding
Saturday, July 10, 2015
at 4:00 p.m.

Biltmore Country Club
Asheville, NC
Reception immediately following

Addressing

How to address your guests

Formal


Mr. & Mrs. Steve Smith
123 Bloom Court
Raleigh, NC 27615

Less Formal


Steve & Jessie Smith
123 Bloom Court
Raleigh, NC 27615

Formal


Mr. Steve Smith and Guest

123 Bloom Court
Raleigh, NC 27615

Less Formal


Steve Smith and Guest

123 Bloom Court
Raleigh, NC 27615

Formal


Mr. Steve Smith & Ms. Jessie Jones
123 Bloom Court
Raleigh, NC 27615

*name of person you know best goes first

Less Formal


Steve Smith & Jessie Jones
123 Bloom Court
Raleigh, NC 27615

*name of person you know best goes first

Formal


Mr. & Mrs. Steve Smith & Family
123 Bloom Court
Raleigh, NC 27615

Less Formal


The Smith Family
123 Bloom Court
Raleigh, NC 27615