THE BASIC ELEMENTS FOR WEDDING INVITATION WORDING
The first line of the invitation is addressed to the wedding host, often known as the party responsible for the costs. Even for more formal affairs, the bride’s parents are traditionally the hosts of the wedding and are recognized at the top of the invitation. Nowadays, however, an increasing number of couples are either paying for their own wedding (in which case you can omit the host line entirely) or receiving financial contributions from both parents (in which case you can list all parents’ names or go with something simpler like “Together with their parents” or “Together with their families”).
2. LINE OF REQUEST
There are a variety of ways to request your guests’ company. However, remember using the word “honor” denotes that the event will take place in a church or other place of worship.
3. THE COUPLES NAMES
When the names of the couple are listed, the bride’s name usually comes first. Remember if 1 person doesn’t have a middle name then no middle names are used. Of course, personal taste plays a role here. Whether you choose formal or informal invitations will impact how your names are displayed.
4. LINES FOR DETAIL
The most crucial aspect of your wedding invitations is the information. Keep it simple and stick to the fundamentals! Date, time, place, and address must all be included. For the venue address, the street address is not necessary but is nice so your guests don’t have to look it up. However, you should not include the zip code on the address.
This information is printed on a separate card in very formal invites. If there is room on the wedding invitation, you can include “and thereafter at the reception” or “reception immediately following” if the ceremony and reception are both held at the same venue. When the receptionist is not available, the location is transferred to a different line.