Sunday, July 31, 2011

3 timeless traditional wedding invitation wording examples

3 great wording examples for traditional wedding invitations
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If you're having a formal, traditional ceremony, it's important for your invitations to reflect that, as invitations set the tone for the actual event. Here are three examples of traditional wording.

- Below, note that "honour of your presence" is for a church wedding-


Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Wilsenhome
Request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter

Emily Wilsenhome
to
Thomas Shelton

Saturday the twenty-third of June
two thousand twelve
at half after three in the afternoon
The Church of St. Barnabas
Falmouth, Massachusetts
Reception to follow

-OR if the wedding is not in a church-


Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Wilsenhome
Request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter


Emily Wilsenhome
to
Thomas Shelton

Saturday the twenty-third of June
two thousand twelve
at half after three in the afternoon
Highfield Hall
Falmouth, Massachusetts

Reception to follow
-OR if the groom's parents are also hosting-

Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Wilsenhome
and
Mr.& Mrs. James Shelton
Request the pleasure of your company

at the marriage of their children


Emily Wilsenhome
&
Thomas Shelton

Saturday the twenty-third of June
two thousand twelve
at half after three in the afternoon
Falmouth Yacht Club
Falmouth, Massachusetts

Reception to follow

Note that if you use the British spelling of "honour", make sure you continue to use it throughout the wedding stationery, for instance if you're using the word "favour". You can also use the American spelling. 
Feel free to take any of these for your own use, and search my blog for "wording" for more examples, and if you ever have any questions about etiquette, simply comment or email me Ruth at ConcertinaPress dot com.

3 comments:

  1. Great post! Very handy as I'm getting into the wedding invitations stuff now! Thanks Ruth!

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  2. @Three Eggs, yeah, and if you ever have a special situation you want me to look up (like eloping, groom's parents are hosting) don't hesitate to comment to suggest it, I'll put up some examples as another blog post :)

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  3. Hello Ruth,

    Thanks for sharing these examples of wedding invitation wording. This is exactly what I am looking for since I chose DIY wedding invites.

    Cheers xxx

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