Throughout our website, we offer wording suggestions on our stationery to help you choose something to suit your individual style.
Follow the personalisation process on your chosen item to see the specific verses available. And if our suggestions don't suit your style, you can create your own wording from scratch to add a truly personalised touch.
Wording your wedding invitations or stationery can prove difficult if traditional wording cannot be used, e.g. parents are divorced or remarried, etc. To help you with the structure, we've put together a few examples of different situations to help you decide.
Wording - Hosts
Invitations are usually sent by the hosts of the wedding, we have suggested some alternative wordings below to fit different situations...
Bride & Groom as Host:
Joanne Spencer and William Booth request the pleasure of your company at their marriage...
Mr Colin Spencer and Mrs Jean Spencer request the pleasure of your company at the marriage of their daughter...
Bride's Father as Host:
Mr Colin Spencer requests the pleasure of your company at the marriage of his daughter...
Bride's Father Remarried:
Mr And Mrs Colin Spencer request the pleasure of your company at the marriage of his daughter...
Bride's Mother (Widowed):
Mrs Colin Spencer requests the pleasure of your company at the marriage of her daughter...
Bride's Mother (Divorced):
Mrs Jean Spencer requests the pleasure of...
Bride's Mother Remarried:
Mr and Mrs David Thomas request the pleasure of your company at the marriage of her daughter...
Mr and Mrs Alan Wright request the pleasure of your company at the marriage of Joanne Spencer and William Booth
Invitations should be addressed to the guests with their names written in full, e.g. Mr and Mrs Robert Anderson, a family invitation should be written: Mr And Mrs Robert, Julie and Jack. The envelope of a formal invitation should be addressed to the wife: Mrs Robert Anderson. The invitation should state 'Black Tie' if your guests are required to wear evening dress.
Traditionally, invitations should be sent out to the groom's family and also the minister.
Wording - Wedding Invitation
There are two simple ways to structure you invitations; the first being to invite your guests to the entire day, and the second to the evening receoption only. The below example shows how to invite your guests to both your wedding ceremony and evening reception celebrations.
Reply Cards / Thank You Cards
If you would like to use the wordings suggested, include the Wording Number in the space provided on the order form and write the entire wording, including any additional information, such as names and address, if needed. If you would like to use wordings other than those available, simply write your own wording in the space provided on the order form.
Order of Service
Please note: it is essential when writing your order that you include the following text or an alternative if required:
Bridal March ('Lohengrin') Wagner
Wedding March Mendelssohn
In order to assist you choosing the hymns for your special day, we have collated a library of the most popular hymns and psalms used at weddings. Should you choose any of those listed above, it would greatly assist us in processing your stationery if you would quote the number of your chosen hymn when placing your order.
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