Thoughts on Invitation Wording

I feel your wedding invitation wording is a very personal thing. This is why I usually leave the bulk of the message up to each of my couples and their families which I review and perhaps edit prior to adding to the invitation card design. It's best to keep your wording basic, not necessarily formal, simple and easy to understand. Too wordy = too complicated, confusing and perhaps cheesy? Below I've included examples starting with formal and on to more casual and fun... Both parents inviting...

Mr. and Mrs. George Wilson and Mr. and Mrs. Myles Sanders invite you to share in the joy of the marriage uniting their children Susan Amy and Nicolas Barron on Saturday, the nineteenth of May Two thousand and twelve at two o’clock in the afternoon Saint Basil's Church 50 St. Joseph Street Toronto, Ontario ~ Formal reception to follow Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queens Park Toronto, Ontario

Bride's parents inviting...

Mr. and Mrs. George Wilson request the honour of your presence at the marriage of their daughter Susan Amy to Nicolas Barron son of Mr. and Mrs. Myles Sanders Saturday, the nineteenth of May Two thousand and twelve at two o’clock in the afternoon Saint Basil's Church 50 St Joseph Street Toronto, Ontario ~ Formal reception to follow Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queens Park Toronto, Ontario

Casual wording with both couple and parents inviting...

Together with our parents, we invite you to share our joy and support our love, as we exchange vows and celebrate our marriage Susan Amy and Nicolas Barron Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 2 pm Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queens Park, Toronto, Ontario ~ A celebration with dinner, drinks and dancing will follow

Couple inviting...

Susan and Nicolas request your presence as they get married Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 2 pm Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queens Park, Toronto, Ontario ~ Reception to follow

Casual and fun...

Susan & Nicolas are tying the knot Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 2 pm come celebrate with us at the Wilson Family Farm 13682 Heart Lake Road Brampton, Ontario

Casual and fun...

First comes love, now comes marriage! Come celebrate with us as we tie the knot Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 2 pm at the Wilson Family Farm 13682 Heart Lake Road Brampton, Ontario ~ Festivities will begin at 3pm dinner, dancing, with happily-ever-afters to follow

Love, Susan & Nicolas

Casual and outdoor fun...

No church, no aisle, no chairs… just two lovely people in a field vowing to each other a lifetime Saturday, August 18, 2012 5 o'clock in the afternoon Wilson Family Farm 13682 Heart Lake Road Brampton, Ontario ~ Outdoor dinner party will begin immediately after ceremony

Love, Susan & Nicolas