There is a certain amount of wedding etiquette to follow in wording invitations, however nothing is enforced, so it’s best to do whatever you feel most comfortable with.
Traditional wording: Mr. & Mrs. <bride’s parents’ name> request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter
<groom’s name> Informal: Please join us in celebrating the marriage of
<bride’s name> and <groom’s name>
The invitations can be written by the bride’s parents, both sets of parents, or even the bride and groom themselves. It’s entirely up to you to select which wording suits the theme and feel of your wedding.
One of the most stressful things about organising a wedding is knowing exactly how many guests you’ll have – so why not simplify the task and create postcard RSVP cards, which you can include with your invitations! On one side allow your guest to confirm whether they are attending or not; and on the other write your address. You can even stick a stamp on there! Then all your guests have to do, is fill in the blanks, and pop it in the post!
Correct wording for an RSVP to a wedding:
Mr and Mrs (husband’s full name) thank (name of hosts – traditionally bride’s parents) for the kind invitation to the marriage of their daughter (bride’s name) to Mr (groom’s name) on (date) at (venue) and have great pleasure in acception / regret that they are unable to attend.
It should be written in the third person and with no additional punctation or wording, other than the date.
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