Etiquette and Wording

How to Word a Wedding Invitation

Save the Date Wording

Save the date
for the wedding of
Sydni Smith & Michael Jones
Saturday, the thirty-first of May
two thousand twelve
Charleston, South Carolina
Formal invitation to follow

Sydni & Michael
are tying the knot!
Saturday, the thirty-first of May
two thousand twelve
Charleston, South Carolina
Formal invitation to follow
For more details on accommodations, directions, & more, please visit:
www.sydniandmichael.com
Invitations

Traditional wording (bride’s parents inviting)

Mr. & Mrs. John Smith
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Sydney Elizabeth
to
Michael Eaton Jones
Saturday, the thirty-first of May
two thousand twelve
at six o’clock in the evening
Trinity United Methodist Church
273 Meeting Street
Charleston, South Carolina
Reception to follow at
Alhambra Hall
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

*You can add the line “son of” if the groom’s parents are also financially contributing to the wedding.
** Technically speaking, “request the honour of your presence” refers to a church wedding, and “request the pleasure of your company” refers to a non-church venue.

Variations

Sydni Smith & Michael Jones
invite you to share in their joy
as they are married
Saturday, the thirty-first of May
two thousand twelve
at six o’clock in the evening
Trinity United Methodist Church
273 Meeting Street
Charleston, South Carolina
Reception to follow at
Alhambra Hall
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

*The third and fourth lines can vary greatly.
*The reception information can also be taken off the invitation and placed on a separate reception card.

Together with our parents
Sydni Smith & Michael Jones
invite you to share
the beginning of our new life together
when we exchange marriage vows
Saturday, the thirty-first of May
two thousand twelve
at six o’clock in the evening
Alhambra Hall
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Dinner & dancing to follow

*Because the ceremony and reception are in the same place, you only need to state something along the lines of “reception to follow.”


Rehearsal Dinner Wording

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Jones, Sr.
request the pleasure of your
company at a rehearsal dinner
in honor of
Sydni & Michael
on Friday, the thirtieth of May
at seven o’clock in the evening
Old Village Post House
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

*We often include email addresses for RSVP on the rehearsal dinner invitation.