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Wording & Etiquette

Choosing the right wording for your invitation will depend on a few factors: who's hosting the wedding, what type of ceremony venue you choose (religious or secular), and where the reception is located (at the ceremony site or different place altogether). There is often a lot of information that needs to be communicated to wedding guests, and there are just as many ways in which to do it, all depending on the tone in which you wish to express your wedding day.

Click here to download our wording and etiquette guide for sample wording and useful tips.

Other things to keep in mind:

  • Spell out abbreviations, except for Mr., Mrs., Dr., or Ms.
  • Make sure you include the names of the bride and groom and of course the details of the ceremony and reception. It may also be appropriate to include the names of parents if they are hosting the wedding.
  • Be consistent with your tone. Whether the invitation is written in a fun and casual manner or more formally, be sure to carry this across all your stationery.
  • The word 'and' in between two names typically implies that your hosts or guests are married. If your guests are not married then place one name above the other
  • Check all spelling once, twice and then again and in particular check your guests names!