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What to write on a wedding invitation?


When it comes to a wedding invitation, it's important to include all the necessary information to ensure your guests know the who, what, when, and where of your special day. Here are the key components that should be included:

  1. Host Line: This is the line that indicates who is hosting the wedding. It typically includes the names of the bride's and/or groom's parents, but can also be the couple themselves if they are hosting the wedding.

Formal Example: Mr. and Mrs. John Smith request the pleasure of your company at the marriage of their daughter... Informal Example: Together with their families, Sarah and David invite you to celebrate their marriage...

  1. Request Line: This is the line that requests the presence of the guest.

Formal Example: ...request the pleasure of your company at the marriage of their daughter... Informal Example: ...invite you to celebrate their marriage...

  1. Couple's Names: This is where you list the names of the couple getting married.

Formal Example: ...the marriage of their daughter, Emily Ann, to Mr. William James Smith... Informal Example: ...celebrate the marriage of Sarah and David...

  1. Date and Time: This is where you list the date and time of the wedding.

Formal Example: ...Saturday, the first of June, at six o'clock in the evening... Informal Example: ...on Saturday, June 1st, 2021 at 6:00 pm...

  1. Ceremony Location: This is where you list the location of the wedding ceremony.

Formal Example: ...at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin... Informal Example: ...at the beachside venue of Oceanview Resort...

  1. Reception Information: If the reception is held at a different location than the ceremony, include the reception information on a separate card or on the bottom of the invitation.

Formal Example: ...reception to follow at the Grand Ballroom of The Plaza Hotel... Informal Example: ...reception to immediately follow the ceremony at Oceanview Resort...

  1. RSVP Information: It's important to include RSVP information so guests can let you know if they will be attending.

Formal Example: ...RSVP regrets only to Mrs. John Smith at 123-456-7890... Informal Example: ...please RSVP by May 15th to Sarah and David at sarahanddavid@gmail.com... By including all of these components, your guests will have all the information they need to attend your special day.

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