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Wedding Invitation Wording Basics

The language of wedding invitations conveys specific meaning, but many brides are unfamiliar with the nuances. Add to that the confusing array of family members in the contemporary family, the question of who is paying for the wedding, and other special situations, and it is no wonder that brides can get stumped trying to write their wedding invitations! Get it all sorted out by learning the basics of wedding invitation wording.

For generations, wedding invitations were worded in a fairly consistent manner, which made life easy for brides. The standard wedding invitation for a church goes as follows:

Mr. and Mrs. Howard James

Request the honour of your presence

at the marriage of their daughter

Caroline Anne


Mr. Charles Young

Saturday, the fifth of June

Two thousand and eleven

at one o’clock in the afternoon

St. Andrew Church

Stamford, Connecticut

A separate smaller card about half the size of the invitation is included which states:

Reception immediately following the ceremony

Green Gables Country Club

Stamford, Connecticut

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