Traditional wedding invitation wording

Your invitations are your guests’ first glimpse of your wedding style so if you are hosting a traditional affair, you are sure to need our traditional wedding invitations with the appropriate wedding invitation wording. The text on all of our invitations can be fully personalised so use our formal traditional wedding invitation wording to set the tone for your classical wedding day or a wedding hosted by the bride or groom’s parents. Who would have thought that there are so many options for wording your invitations? Luckily we are here to help with traditional wedding invitation wording ideas! If these options seem a bit too formal for your wedding style then take a look at our informal wedding invitation wording suggestions instead.

Typical features of traditional wedding invitation wording

  • Traditional wedding invitations are written in the third person
  • The bride’s name appears before that of the groom
  • The dates and times are spelt out in words
  • Use of full names including middle names
  • Often written on behalf of the parents hosting the wedding

What to include on your traditional wedding invitations

  • A line to denote who is hosting the wedding (parents or the couple)
  • A request line, inviting your guests to your wedding
  • The full names of the happy couple
  • Date and time of the ceremony
  • Venue information
  • Reception information
  • RSVP deadline
  • RSVP contact details
Wedding invitation wording samples

Examples of traditional wedding invitation wording

Now that you have picked out your favourite design, it is time to tackle your wedding invitation wording. Take a look below for some ideas for your traditional wedding invitation wording with variations depending on who is hosting (or paying for) the wedding and whether or not your ceremony and reception are hosted at the same venue. Our wedding invitation wording ideas are just suggestions so feel free to adapt any of these texts to suit your wedding style. Don't forget to include your RSVP details in addition to the suggested wedding invitation wording.

Our friendly customer service team are also on hand to help with wording so do not hesitate to get in touch via email, online chat or telephone. Our talented proofreaders will also double check your traditional wedding invitation wording as part of our complimentary retouching service to ensure that there are no spelling errors and may suggest alternative wording if necessary.

Hosted by bride’s parents

Mr and Mrs Charles Phillips

request the honour of your presence

at the marriage of their daughter

Olivia Louise

to

Owen Michael Harrison

at St John’s Church, Brighton

on Saturday, the fourteenth of September two thousand and twenty

at two o’clock in the afternoon

followed by a reception at Stanhem House, Brighton

Carriages at midnight

 

Hosted by both sets of parents

Mr and Mrs Charles Phillips

together with

Mr and Mrs Paul Harrison

request the honour of your presence

at the marriage of their children

Olivia Louise Phillips

and

Owen Michael Harrison

on Saturday, the fourteenth of September two thousand and twenty

at two o’clock in the afternoon

at St John’s Church, Brighton

followed by a reception at Stanhem House, Brighton

Carriages at midnight

 

Honouring a deceased parent

Mrs Emily Elizabeth Phillips

and

the late Mr Charles Phillips

request the honour of your presence

at the marriage of their daughter

Olivia Louise Phillips

to

Owen Michael Harrison

on Saturday, the fourteenth of September

two thousand and twenty

at two o'clock in the morning

at St John’s Church, Brighton

and afterwards at the reception at Stanhem House, Brighton

Carriages at midnight

Hosted by both families

Together with their families,

Olivia Louise Phillips

and

Owen Michael Harrison

request the pleasure of your company

at their marriage

on Saturday, the fourteenth of September two thousand and twenty

at two o’clock in the afternoon

 at Stanhem House, Brighton

followed by a reception

Carriages at midnight

 

Hosted by divorced parents

Mrs Susan Anne Smith

and

Mr Charles Louis Phillips

request the pleasure of your company

at the marriage of their daughter

Olivia Louise Phillips

to

Owen Michael Harrison

on Saturday, the fourteenth of September two thousand and twenty

at two o’clock in the afternoon

at St John’s Church, Brighton

and afterwards at the reception at Stanhem House, Brighton

Carriages at midnight

 

Hosted by the couple

Miss Olivia Louise Phillips

and

Mr Owen Michael Harrison

request the pleasure of your company

at their marriage

on Saturday, the fourteenth of September two thousand and twenty

at two o’clock in the afternoon

at St John’s Church, Brighton

Followed by a reception at Stanhem House, Brighton

Carriages at midnight