Invitation Wording 

  • The Brides name would normally include her first and middle names but not her title

  • The Brides surname is not included if her parents are hosting

  • The Brides surname is often included if the couple are hosting and if the groom’s parents are hosting

  • The groom traditionally includes his title first, middle and surnames but if the couple are hosting or hosting with their parents then often his title isn’t included

  • Whoever is hosting, the Bride’s name always goes before the Groom’s

  • For a formal invitation always use the full name of the hosts

  • Use the hosts formal title i.e. Doctor or Professor

Wedding Invitation Wording Examples

Option 1
Informal bridal couple as host

Gaynor & Keith
Request the pleasure of your
company
………………………………………………..
to celebrate their marriage
at
Derryloran Church, Cookstown
on Friday 31st July 2015
at 2.00 p.m.

Reception to follow

 

Option 3
Formal with parents hosting

Mr. and Mrs. James Crooks
request the pleasure of the company of
………………………………………………
at the marriage of their daughter
Gaynor
to
Mr. Keith Henry McCollum
at Derryloran Church, Cookstown
on Friday 31st July 2015
at 2.00 p.m
and afterwards at
Glenavon House Hotel NR1 2SE

Option 5
Formal with both sets of parents

Mr. and Mrs. James Crooks
&
Mrs. Lorna McCollum
request the pleasure of the company of
………………………………………………
at the marriage of their children
Gaynor
and
Keith Henry McCollum
at Derryloran Church, Cookstown
on Friday 31st July 2015
at 2.00 p.m
and afterwards at
Glenavon House Hotel, Cookstown

Option 7
Informal bride and groom hosting
with parents

Together with their parents
Gaynor Crooks
and
Keith Henry McCollum
invite you to celebrate their marriage
at Derryloran Church, Cookstown
on Friday 31st July 2015
at 2.00 p.m
and afterwards at
Glenavon House Hotel, Cookstown


 

Option 2
Formal bride and groom hosting


The pleasure of your company
is requested at the marriage of
Gaynor Crooks
and
Mr. Keith Henry McCollum
at Derryloran Church, Cookstown
on Friday 31st July 2015
at 2.00 p.m
and afterwards at
Glenavon House Hotel

Option 4
Informal with parents hosting

James & Charlene Crooks
would like you to join them
…………………………………………..
to celebrate the marriage of their daughter
Gaynor
and
Keith Henry McCollum
at Derryloran Church, Cookstown
on Friday 31st July 2015
at 2.00 p.m
and afterwards at
Glenavon House Hotel, Cookstown

Option 6
Informal with both sets of parents

James & Charlene Crooks
&
Lorna McCollum
invite you to the wedding
of their children
Gaynor
and
Keith Henry McCollum
at Derryloran Church, Cookstown
on Friday 31st July 2015
at 2.00 p.m
and afterwards at
Glenavon House Hotel, Cookstown

Option 8
Informal UK celebration after an overseas marriage

Gaynor
with
Mr Keith McCollum
are pleased to announce their
marriage
on Saturday 1st July 2015
Sandals Resort, Jaimaca
Please join them for a celebration on
 Friday 31st July 2015
at 7.00 p.m
Glenavon House Hotel, Cookstown



Please note that these are suggestions only and you can fully customise your wording to your own requirements

Unusual Wording Options

Option 1


Gaynor & Keith are tying the knot!
Please join us as we take our vows,
Drink a toast – or two or three
And dance the night away
on 31st July 2015
at 2pm
Derryloran Church, Cookstown
We joyfully invite you to our wedding
celebration.

Option 2

On this day we will marry the one
we laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
Please join
Gaynor
and
Keith
on Friday 31st July 2015
at 2.00 p.m

Derryloran Church, Cookstown

Option 3

In the spirit of the magic
that brought us together we, 
Gaynor
and
Keith
invite you to join us
for a fairy tale wedding — the
beginning of our “happily-ever-after”
on Friday 31st July 2015
at 2.00 p.m

Money Request Poems

Option 1
We've been together for a few years now;
We have pots and pans and linen and towels;
We have glasses and toasters, really quite a few;
So instead of more gifts, we suggest this to you;
If it doesn't offend and it won't send you running;
What we would really appreciate is quite simply money;
We know choosing gifts can be such a pain;
And this way there is no chance of bringing the same

Option 2
To save you looking, shopping or buying.
Here is an idea, we hope you like trying!
Come to our wedding, to wish us both well.
And make some use of our little wishing well.
Just put some money into a card,
Now make a wish.....see that wasn't hard!
Now that we have saved you, all that fuss.
We hope you will come, and celebrate with us.
Please don't be offended at this type of request,
As our day will be complete having you as our guest.

 

Option 3
More than just kisses so far we've shared,
Our home has been made with love and care,
Most things we need we've already got,
And in our home we can't fit a lot!
A wishing well we thought would be great,
(But only if you wish to participate),
A gift of money is placed in the well,
Then make a wish but shhh don't tell!
Once we've replaced the old with the new,
We can look back and say it was thanks to you!
And in return for your kindness, we're sure,
That one day soon you will get what you wished for.
Please don't be offended at this type of request,
As our day is complete having you as our guest.

Option 4

They have their dishes and towels for two

They have pots and pans and oven mitts too

So what do you get for the Bride & Groom

Whose house is setup in every room?

Their house needs repairs and some upgrades too

But you can not register for carpet and glue.

A well that holds wishes is the way to go

So lets make it easy for all that know.

An envelope will be provided for those who have room,

To give a monetary wish to the Bride and Groom

A wishing well will be on display at the reception hall

To attach your wishes, for the couple,with love from all.

Option 5
We know it’s not tradition,
it’s not the way it’s done,
But instead of a wedding list,
We'd like a bit of sun.

We've lived together quite a while,
And all the bills are paid,
We've got our plates, our pots and pans,
Our plans have all been made.
We would appreciate your help though,
To send us on our way.

 A contribution to our honeymoon,
In a land quite far away.
But most importantly, we request,
You come to our wedding as our guest.
To share with us our special day,
And have some fun along the way
 


 

Option 6

​All we request is you as our guest,
If a gift is in mind how very kind.
But what do you get  for the bride and groom,
Whose house has things  in every room.


What would be useful for the happy couple,
Is money for a gift and for you that’s less trouble.

We’ll put it together and buy something that’s best.
As a reminder of our wedding and our wonderful guests
 

RSVP Wording Examples

Suggested Wording:

 

 

 

RSVP 1
A favour of a reply would be
Most appreciated before
[DATE]

Name(s)

_____________________________

_____________________________

will attend with pleasure
or
must decline with regret
(please delete where appropriate)

Suggested Wording:

 

 

 

 

RSVP 2
We’d love it if you respond by
[DATE]

Name(s)___________________________

__________________________________

will attend with pleasure
or
must decline with regret
(please delete where appropriate)

Please give any special dietary requirements below:
__________________________________

Suggested Wording:

 

 

 

 

RSVP 3
Please reply by [DATE]

Name(s)___________________________

__________________________________

___ will attend with pleasure


___ must decline with regret


This is an invitation adult only event.
We are sorry we are unable to accommodate children

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