LAURA LAVENDER CALLIGRAPHY, ILLUSTRATION & DESIGN
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Wording your Invitation: Traditional, Casual or Totally Unique!

When I am working on a wedding invitation for a couple, the first thing I ask is:

Are you thinking traditional or non-traditional?

The following examples are taken from my

"Little Guide to Wording your Invitation"

Please email me if you would like a free copy! :)

traditional wedding garden venue

~ Traditional Wording for your Invitation ~

  • Brides Parents Host (“Standard form”)

Mr. and Mrs. Adam Jeremy Slate

request the honour of your presence

at the marriage of their daughter

Michelle Marie

to

Mr. Matthew Henry Black

on Saturday, the twentieth of March

at ten o'clock

Saint Joseph's Cathedral

121 Main Street Boston, Massachusetts

  • Bride and Groom's Parents Host

Mr. and Mrs. Pierre-Alain Jacquard

and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas John Smith

request the honour of your presence at the marriage of their children

Emily Tanya

to

Richard George

  • The Groom’s Parents Host:

Mr. and Mrs. John L. Smith request the honour of your presence

at the marriage of

Megan Anne Reynolds

to their son Jacob Tyler Smith

  • Include both sets of parents on the invite:

Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Reynolds request the honour of your presence

at the marriage of their daughter

Megan Anne Reynolds

to Jacob Tyler Smith

son of Mr. and Mrs. John. L. Smith

or

Miss Megan Anne Reynolds and Mr. Jacob Tyler Smith together with their parents

Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Reynolds and Mr. and Mrs. John L. Smith

request the honour of your presence at their marriage

  • Couple Hosts and parents are mentioned:

Together with their parents

Miss Megan Anne Reynolds and Mr. Jacob Tyler Smith

request the honour of your presence at their marriage...

Non-traditional Wording for your Invitation

Miss Megan Anne Reynolds and Mr. Jacob Tyler Smith invite you to celebrate our marriage

or Invite you to gather in community to witness & celebrate our marriage

or Invite you to share our joy as we exchange marriage vows

or

Invite you to dance at our wedding

or

Invite you to celebrate our marriage

~~~ First comes love, now comes marriage! Come celebrate with us as we tie the knot

~~~ Megan and Jacob invite you to share in our Celebration of Love and Commitment
~~~ Because you have believed in them,

Celebrated with them

Loved and encouraged them, Nancy & Reginald Reynolds and Petunia & John L. Smith

Ask you to join us in honoring our children,

Megan Reynolds and Jacob Smith As they celebrate the beginning of their adventures together

{date & venue...} Bring your dancing shoes!

Dinner and music immediately following Ceremony

~~~ Together with our parents,

we invite you to share our joy and support our love,

as we exchange vows and celebrate our marriage.