Wedding Invitation Wording: Examples for Every Situation

Crafting the perfect words for your wedding invitations can beautifully set the stage for your special day. Whether you're planning a traditional ceremony, a casual get-together, or something utterly unique, the wording of your invitation is a reflection of your style and the vibe you're aiming for. Here's a guide with sample wordings for various types of weddings, designed to be both comprehensive and easy to read.


Traditional Wedding Invitation

For those who appreciate the elegance of a classic and formal invitation:

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Smith

request the honour of your presence

at the marriage of their daughter

Elizabeth Anne Smith


Michael Charles Johnson

on Saturday, the twenty-first of May

two thousand twenty-four

at half-past five in the evening

St. Michael's Cathedral

123 Wedding Boulevard, Springfield

Reception to follow at Springfield Banquet Hall

Casual Wedding Invitation

Ideal for a relaxed and intimate ceremony:

Join us for the wedding of

Liz and Mike

as we say "I do" and start our new adventure together!

Saturday, May 21, 2024

The ceremony is at 3:00 PM, and the party is till midnight!

Our Backyard

456 Love Lane, Springfield

Dress comfortably, and be ready to dance!

Destination Wedding Invitation

For a wedding that's also an unforgettable getaway:

Pack your bags for a wedding under the sun!

Elizabeth Smith and Michael Johnson

are getting married!

Saturday, May 21, 2024

at 4:00 PM

Beachside Resort

123 Paradise Road, Maui, Hawaii

Join us for a weekend of sun, sand, and celebration.

Accommodation details and a weekend itinerary are to follow.


Unconventional Wedding Invitation

For the couple that loves to stand out:

You're invited to the unwedding of the year!

Liz & Mike

are tying the knot in their own way

and you're in for a surprise!

Expect the unexpected

Saturday, May 21, 2024, at 3:00 PM

The Old Warehouse

789 Industrial Ave, Springfield

Food trucks, games, and a live band to follow.

Let's make it a day to remember!


Virtual Wedding Invitation

For couples celebrating their love digitally:

You're cordially invited to join us from the comfort of your home

as we,

Elizabeth Smith and Michael Johnson,

exchange vows and share our love

in a virtual wedding ceremony.

Saturday, May 21, 2024, at 5:00 PM EST

Live-streamed via Zoom

(Link and details to follow)

Your love and virtual presence are the greatest gifts.

Formal Wedding with Both Sets of Parents Hosting

For a wedding hosted jointly by both families:

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Smith


Mr. and Mrs. David Johnson

request the pleasure of your company

at the marriage of their children

Elizabeth Anne Smith


Michael Charles Johnson

Saturday, the twenty-first of May

two thousand twenty-four

at half past five in the evening

The Grand Ballroom

Elegance Hotel

123 Prestige Avenue, Springfield

Reception to follow

Elopement Announcement and Celebration Invitation

For couples announcing an elopement and inviting loved ones to celebrate afterwards:

We did it!

Elizabeth and Michael

eloped and said, "I do."

in a private ceremony

on May 21, 2024, in Maui, Hawaii.

Join us for a celebration of our love

Saturday, June 18, 2024

at 6:00 PM

Our Home

456 Love Lane, Springfield

Let's party in true Smith-Johnson style!

Second Marriage for Both

For those celebrating a second marriage, focusing on joy and new beginnings:

Together with their families,

Elizabeth Smith


Michael Johnson

joyfully invite you to celebrate their union

and the blending of their families.

Saturday, the twenty-first of May

two thousand twenty-four

at four o'clock in the afternoon

Sunnyvale Gardens

789 Blossom Road, Springfield

Dinner and dancing to follow

Same-Sex Wedding Invitation

Celebrating love in all its forms:

Together with their proud families,

Elizabeth Smith


Jane Johnson

invite you to join in the celebration of their marriage

Saturday, May 21, 2024

at 3:00 PM

Rainbow Park

123 Equality Lane, Springfield

Reception to follow at The Love Pavilion

Love wins, and we're winning together!

Themed Wedding Invitation

For a wedding that revolves around a specific theme:

Hear ye, hear ye!

Elizabeth and Michael

request the honour of thy presence

at their medieval-themed wedding

to celebrate love’s quest and feast in merriment.

Saturday, the twenty-first of May

Anno Domini Two Thousand Twenty-Four

at three o'clock in the afternoon

Castle of Springfield

123 Knight’s Road, Springfield

Medieval attire encouraged

Festivities to continue in the Great Hall

Each of these samples can be tailored to match your wedding's specific details and your personal style. Remember, your invitations are a prelude to one of the most memorable days of your life, so feel free to infuse them with your personality, love story, and excitement for the future.

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