How to Choose the Best Wedding Invitations Wording

Wedding Invitations Wording

 

When people are get married, the organizers of the ceremony always try their best to get all the requirements right. But trying does not always accomplish it. There are lots of things to think about at this moment, and if care is not taken, the most subtle but important things will be gotten wrong, and when this happens, it paints a very negative image of the whole wedding. The wedding invitations wording is one area where you must endeavor to get it right. If people are to choose the weddings they attend in terms of how finesse, classy and savvy the wedding will be, the first place to look at is the wedding invitations wording. Read on as we give you comprehensive information on how to get the wedding invitations wording correctly.

 

Points to note when writing wedding invitations wording

On a general note, every wedding invitation must come with full and comprehensive information about the people that are getting married, the people or person hosting the wedding, the location where the wedding ceremony is taking place, the time and date of the wedding ceremony and other details that might be relevant in particular situations. In weddings that take place in rural areas or the suburbs, you also need to include a direction towards the place, so that people will not find it very difficult locating the place.

However, one thing you need to put into serious consideration is that for all weddings, the style of the wedding invitations wording are highly determined by two things. The number one determinant is the person or people hosting the ceremony. The second is the level of the formality of the wedding ceremony.  A wedding ceremony can either be casual, formal or traditional. For formal wedding ceremonies, you must insure that the wedding invitations wording also follows in the formal tone, with proper choice of words. Example:

Together with their families

Miss. Jane Mather Jones

and

Mr. James Philips Jude

Humble invite you for their wedding ceremony on

Saturday, June 10, 2014

Time: 4.30 pm

Venue: First Congregational Church

Richmond, Virginia

 

 

If the wedding ceremony is casual, you can go ahead and have fun with the wordings. Just add a little funny or playful word to spice things up. Example:

When love calls, we just have to answer

Together with hearts full of joy

Jane Mather Jones

and

James Philips Jude

request the pleasure of your company

at their marriage

Saturday, the tenth of June

two thousand and fourteen

at half after four o’clock

First Congregational Church

Richmond, Virginia

 

When the wedding is more of traditional or even royal, then you go with the traditional type of wording. Example

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Jones

Are inviting you to witness

the marriage of their daughter

Jane Mather Jones

to

James Philips Jude

on Saturday, June 30 2014

at half past eight o’clock in the evening

153 North Rosewood Street

Wisteria, California

 

 

Recognitions in wedding invitations wording

You must know that all your loved ones, especially your parents will always want to be recognized in the wedding invitations wording. This must be put into serious consideration. Situations where some are recognized while others are not can cause some ripples, so you must insure you recognize all parents on the wordings. But if it becomes unavoidable not to recognize some loved ones or parents, then you must try to do the recognition in other platforms. This might be through a special note, a special toast or even a shout out at the reception.

Wedding invitations wording sequence

All wedding invitation wordings must follow the sequence mentioned below. Placing one above the other or juxtaposing any of them will amount to an error, so you must follow the sequence below if you must get it right.

Host line

The first line that will appear on the wedding invitations wording must have the name of the host of the wedding ceremony. On a very typical situation, the name of the parents of the bride should come first, while that of the groom follows suite. However, this is when the two parents are hosting the ceremony. There might be nuances in this part of the wedding invitations wording if the ceremony is being hosted by one set of parents or another group. It normally goes this way, Mr. and Mrs. James and Mr. and Mrs. John requests…………

Request lines

After the names of the host or hosts (probably the parents), comes the request line. However, this line is determined particularly by the type of wedding ceremony being hosted and the location of the ceremony. If it is being hosted at the church, it will have a religious and solemn tone, but if it is at a circular location, it has to depict so.

Bride’s name

After the request line, the bride’s name follows. One thing you must observe is that the bride is marrying the groom, as the groom is the person that said on the day of engagement, “Will you marry me?” Because of this, the brides name comes first on all wedding invitations.  But when doing the wedding invitations wording, make sure that the bride’s name is written in full, including the first name, middle name and last names.

Grooms name

After the brides name comes that of the groom. As usual, it should also be written in full, including the first, middle and the last names.

Date and Time

The names of the bride and groom are followed by the date and time of the wedding ceremony. Here, you have to make sure that wordings are well spelt out in bold letters, visible enough for all to see.

Venue address

The next in the line is the location and address of the wedding ceremony. You also have to be precise in about this in the wedding invitations wording, to avoid getting people confused. The proper address must be spelled out.

Reception line

If you will be having a reception after the wedding ceremony, you have to include it at the end of the venue address. There might be cases where the reception holds in other locations, you must also indicate this. If not, the wedding invitations wording for a reception holding in the same venue as the wedding will normally go like this, “Dinner and dancing to follow,” or “Reception follows after the ceremony” etc.

See image below:

Wedding Invitations Wording request line

 

Wedding invitations wording for sensitive parts

There are some parts of the wedding invitation which needs particular attentions to the wordings, and you must get this right.

The request line

We have mentioned above that in the wedding invitations wording, the request line must be written according to the type and location of the wedding. If the wedding is happening in a church or any other place of worship, you have to go with words like “request the honor of your presence,” but if you are hosting this on a secular location, you can go with “request the pleasure of your company”

The date

The issue of date on invitations is a very sensitive one. The date format in different zones differs, and this has confused a lot when it comes to ceremonies. But in the wedding invitations wording, there is a particular approved format that you must use when writing the date. Here, the day of the week is given first, like Friday, Saturday etc. This is then followed by the number or numeric date. After the numeric date comes the month and then the year, example, Saturday, 24th March 2015.

The Time

Just like we have said on the date, the time in the wedding invitations wording must be spelled out boldly and precisely. Such precise words as “o’clock,” “half after,” “quarter to,” must all be used appropriately. You also have to indicate the time with specific times of the day like “in the morning,” “in the after noon” and “in the night,” according to the time your ceremony will take place.

Reception line

There are some nuances here. If your reception is taking place at the same location, you have to include it at the location line in the wedding invitations wording. But if this is taking place in a different location, you have to find a separate invitation card for this. But we have seen that because many people want to avoid the extra cost of making another card, they will prefer to add the reception line, even if the reception is holding at another location. As far as both takes place the same day, both methods are very acceptable.

 

Wedding invitations wording examples according to the hosts

Bride’s parents or Groom’s parents hosting

 

wedding invitations wording for one parent

When the wedding ceremony is hosted by the bride’s parents alone, you have to go for wordings like

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Jones

request the pleasure of your company

at the marriage of their daughter

Jane Marther Jones

to

James Philips Jude

on

Saturday, the Tenth of July 2014

at one o’clock in the afternoon

Venue

Emmanuel Anglican church

112 Clarion Road

Atlanta, Georgia.

This same thing is repeated if the wedding ceremony is being hosted by the groom’s parents, with the only change being the name of the groom’s parents that will be at the top of the wedding invitation. Here, the name of the bride’s parents is completely removed.

Both parents hosting

wedding invitations wording for both parents

When both parents are hosting, you have to effect a simple change and that is placing the name of both parents on top of the wordings, example

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Jones

and

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Parker Jude

request the pleasure of your company

at the marriage of

Jane Martha Jones

to

James Philips Jude…….etc

Another change you will notice here is that the place where it is written “at the marriage of their daughter to”…. is changed to “at the marriage of Jane Martha Jones to James Philips Jude.”

Couple hosting

bride and groom wedding invitations wording

If the wedding ceremony is hosted by the couple, the wedding invitations wording must go this way, “the honor of your presence is requested at the wedding ceremony of Jane Martha Jones to James Philips Jude.” this is followed by date, time and venue.

Everyone hosting

But if the wedding ceremony is being hosted by everyone, the wedding invitations wordingmust be styled like this. “Together with their families, Jane Martha Jones and James Philips Jude invites you to their exchange of marital vows,” followed by date, time and venue.

Nuptial mass

If the wedding ceremony is taking place in a catholic church in a nuptial mass, the wedding invitations wording will also indicate this example

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Jones and

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Parker Jude

request the honor of your presence

at the Nuptial Mass to unite their daughter

Jane Martha Jones

and

James Philips Jude

Saturday, the Tenth of July 2014

at half after ten in the morning

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Syracuse, California

Widowed parent

If a parent is widowed, you only put the name of the parent that is still alive example,

Mrs. Andre Jones

requests the pleasure of your company………….

If you want to include the name of the deceased parent, do it this way

Mrs. Andre Lillian Jones and the Late Mr. Andre Jones…….

 

If the parents are divorced, but are still hosting, you go this way

Ms. Andrew Lillian Jones

and

Mr. Andrew Jones

request the honor of your presence……….

 

 

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