Aside from wedding invitation card designs, finding the right words to write in wedding cards is just quite simple. There are so many templates you can refer to and use as a guide for writing yours. Remember that your wedding invitation designs should make you and your partner happy, and the wedding invitation wording should give a glimpse of both of your personalities.
Let those creative juices flow, but don't overdo it. Do not let the true purpose of the wedding invitation to be overshadowed. It doesn't really matter if it's simple or over-the-top creative, as long as the essential pieces of information are there.
Think of the basics like who you are, what you are doing, when it's going to happen, and where the event will be. The way you share that information can express the kind of values you have and the theme of the wedding.
Invitation seems simple by definition. It's just the passing of information to another person. There are rules, but those guidelines could be bent depending upon the formality of the invitation and the event. However, make sure that the most important information is not omitted, such as:
Mr. and Mrs. Raymundo Gonzales
Mr. and Mrs. Joel Dela Cruz
Generally, the host line is particularly used to honor the living, but the deceased is not excluded. A common way of honoring parents that have passed away is to put their name alongside the name of the bride or the groom.
For example: "Samantha Collins, daughter of the late Matilda Collins" or "Samantha Collins, daughter of Ben Collins and the late Matilda Collins." In some invitations to Catholic or Christian weddings, a cross can be placed beside the name of the deceased parent, too.
Request the honor of your presence to the wedding of
This line of the wedding invitation message is the part where you actually invite people. Traditionally, some formal wedding invitation wordings that can be used are, "The pleasure of your company is requested" and "Request the honor of your presence." This is used to denote a secular service and a religious ceremony, respectively.
You could just use any other wedding invitation phrase you want, too. Feel free to set the tone of your wedding card, like "Jay and Belle/We invite you to share their/our joy as..." to "Come and join us in our best day ever." This part really isn't complicated, this is just the part where you ask people to join you.
Rey Gonzales and Lea Dela Cruz
It doesn't really matter who goes first, but if the hosts are your parents and you put their names on the host line, make sure that the groom's and bride's names are parallel to the order of the parents.
In other words, if the parents of the guy were mentioned first, mention the groom first; if the parents of the lady were mentioned first, mention the bride first.
Join us as they exchange vows of love
This line of the wedding invitation message is the "what" part. What are you inviting guests to? Traditionally, "the marriage of their daughter" is used when the bride's parents are hosting. Your wedding invitation wording could also invite guests to "Join the celebration of their marriage," "Witness their exchange of vows," or "Join Sam and Angel as they finally tie the knot."
In the 24th of February, 2020
1:00 p.m. at the Manila Cathedral
For this part of your wedding invitation card, you might want to stick to the basics to give people clear information. The time, date, and location are very important—not even one of those details must be neglected. Imagine the facepalm you'll give yourself when you forget to indicate the date or the venue of the ceremony (which we assume you would not because you read this article).
Dinner and drinks will be served after the ceremony.
"Cake, punch, and revelry to follow" will make a good phrase for this line. It's the part of the wedding card where you state what comes after the wedding. "Dinner and dancing to follow" can be another option. Inform them of a time gap and a location change if applicable, such as "Reception to follow at 3:00 p.m. at the Manila Hotel."
Setting the tone for the celebration is the time to get creative. You could even just say, "A wild celebration to follow." or "Join us for an intimate dinner following the matrimonial rites.” Your creativity in constructing words and phrases could really make a difference and set the mood for your big day.
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