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How to Word Your Wedding Invitations Correctly

Wedding etiquette has changed a lot in the past couple of decades –but even so, there are many rules that should still be followed, precisely because they lie at the very foundation of wedding tradition and simply making sure nobody is offended at your Big Day.

For instance, do you know how to word your wedding invitations correctly?

If not, we have some tips for you – so read on to find out more.

  • The classic invitation. Even if your invitations are designed in a more modern way, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to skip the traditional wording. A classic invitation starts with the names of the hosts (the parents of the bride and groom) and is followed by the names of the bride and groom themselves. Furthermore, the expression “the pleasure of your company” used in traditional invitations indicates that this will be a nonreligious event (while “honor” denotes that this will be a religious one).
  • The semiformal. This type of invitation tends to skip the unnecessary information and the very formal formulations. However, it still provides answers to the classic questions: who, what, when, and where. Furthermore, if the parents are hosting the wedding, they can be mentioned in a semiformal invitation (of course!), and both the first and last name of each couple are included.
  • If your main concern is having a wedding that feels unforgettable, rather than following into tradition, then you can totally opt for a casual invitation. One of the ways you can denote the casual tone of the invitation is by simply mentioning “and their families” after your name to let people know that the wedding is funded by your parents too.
  • Very informal. If you want a very casual wedding (and perhaps a smaller one that feels more like a gathering of friends and relatives, rather than a formal event), your invitation should reflect that. For instance, you could use full conversational sentences when letting your guests know about the wedding details, and you could sign off in a sweet way, rather than any formal way.


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