Tips for Invitation Wording

Invitations can be a stressful part of wedding planning. Coming up with the wording for the invitation can be especially hard. Here are a few tips from our experience:

  1. We don’t recommend putting where you are registered on the invitation if you can help it. The best option is probably to put it on an insert. However, if you are worried about having too many inserts, we recently came across the most classy was we have seen yet. This bride put where she was registered at the very bottom of the invitation, in a lighter, smaller font than all the other wedding invitation wording.
  2. You need to decide on who is announcing you. Is it the bride’s parents? The groom’s parents? Are you announcing yourselves?
  3. You need to decide if everyone is invited to your ceremony, or if you want to keep if more intimate and invite just friends and family. If this is the case, you need to put just the reception information on the invitation, and put the ceremony information on a separate insert to be mailed to just those invited. If you would like, you can still put on the invitation where you are getting married, but don’t specify a time.
  4. Decide how formal you want to be. For example, do you want to say that your reception starts at “6:00 p.m.” or at “six o’clock in the evening”? Do you want to put “January Eight Two-Thousand and Ten” or “January 8, 2009”?
  5. You also need to decide how you are putting your names. The proper way is to have the bride’s first and middle name and the groom’s first, middle, and last. Design-wise, there are a couple of things that you can do. Do you want to make your names bigger than the rest of the wording so that they stand out? Do you want the names to be in a different font?

As always, your wedding planner will be more than happy to help you figure out the best way to word your invitations! In addition, here is a great site that can help you come up with your invitation wording style!