• first name of the bride.
• first name and surname of the bridegroom and his title (Mr/Doctor etc.)
• where the ceremony is taking place.
• date, month and year of the wedding ceremony.
• location of the wedding reception.
• address to which guests should reply, and a reply date.
You might also wish to include:
• details of any dress code/theme.
• time guests can expect the day to come to an end.
• whether children are invited
Who sends the invitation?
Invitations always go out from whoever is hosting the wedding – often the bride’s parents. The wording becomes more complicated if parents are divorced or if the couple are hosting the event themselves.
The usual wording for a traditional invitation is:
Mr & Mrs James Jones request the pleasure of your company at the marriage of their daughter Sue to Mr Jonathan Wood at … Church, Town, on (date), (month), (year), at, (time) and afterwards at (reception venue). RSVP: (host’s address).
… and if you are hosting your own wedding
Ms Sarah Stevens
Mr Adam Johnson
request the pleasure of your company
at their marriage
on date, month, year
Church, Ceremony etc