Writing a wedding invitation
Are you getting married and you do not know how to write a wedding invitation?
Wedding and Function has compiled a list of do’s and don’ts of writing a wedding invitation.
First of and foremost all wedding invitations should include the following elements:
The request to come to the wedding
“the pleasure of your company”
“at the marriage of their children”
“would love for you to join them”
“invite you to celebrate with them”
“honour of your presence”
The names of the bride and groom
Although it sounds good to be true and strange for a wedded couple to be to forget their names in the invitation card but it does happen because of increased stressed of planning a perfect wedding. Since the bride’s family are the hosts of the wedding, traditionally the name of the bride always precedes the groom’s name. However if the couple are the hosts of the wedding, their tittles and who’s name precedes the other is optional.
The date and time
For formal weddings, everything is written out in full (no numerals). The year is optional (the assumption being your wedding is on the nearest such date). Time of day is spelled out using “o’clock” or “half after five o’clock.” The use of a.m. or p.m. is optional. For casual weddings, numerals are fine.
You don’t want people to get lost while making their way to your wedding, so make sure that the street address of a venue is written in full. The city and state should also be written out in full in either case.
It’s your wedding so people will likely wear whatever you tell them to wear
- Casual: Casual dress means wedding guests can wear pretty much anything they want
- Cocktail Attire, Semi-Formal or Dressy Casual. All three of these phrases are asking guests to dress somewhere between formal and casual
- Beach Formal: Beach inherently indicates casual, which is why formal is tacked on to the end