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Wording

WEDDING INVITATION WORDING

Wedding Invitations
Wedding Verses & Quotes
Reception Wording
Dress Code
RSVP
Wishing Well

WEDDING RELATED EVENTS

Engagement Invitations
Engagement Verses & Quotes
Bridal Shower Invitation Wording
Bridal Shower Verses & Quotes
Hen's Night

BABY RELATED WORDING IDEAS

Baby Shower
Birth Announcements
Christening & Baptism

 

 


 

WEDDING INVITATION WORDING   { back to the top }

The wording for your wedding invitations is a personal choice for you and can be as formal or informal as you choose. It is the first formal notice of your special day to your guests and therefore it is worth spending a little time getting it right. We have put together a collection of wedding invitation wording examples as suggestions for you to look through; however it is by no means an exhaustive list. You can use the below examples, combine paragraphs from different samples or use your own wording.

 

From the Bride's Parents

(Brides Parents)

request the pleasure of the company of

(insert guest names)

at the marriage of their daughter

(Brides name)

with

(Grooms name)

at

(ceremony address)

on (Date)

at (Time)

and afterwards at

(Reception)

(Reception address)

at (Time)

Dress code

RSVP by (Date)

on the enclosed card

 

***

 

From the Bride and Grooms Parents

(Bride's parents) together with (Groom's Parents)

request the honour of your presence

(insert guest names)

to celebrate the marriage of

(Bride & Groom)

at

Ceremony Address

on

(Date)

at (Time)

and from (Time) at

(Reception Address)

RVSP (Date)

with enclosed card

 

***

 

From the Bride and Groom as Hosts

(insert guest names)

is requested to share in the celebration of the marriage of

(Bride's Name)

to

(Groom's name)

at

(Ceremony Address

on

(Date)

at (Time)

and reception afterwards at

(Reception Address)

at (time)

RSVP (Date)

with enclosed cards

 

***

 

From the Bride and Groom with Parents

Together with their parents

(Bride)

And

(Groom)

request the pleasure of the company of

(insert guest names)

to celebrate their marriage

at

(Ceremony Address)

on

(Date)

at (time)

and reception afterwards at

(Reception Address)

from (time)

RVSP (Date)

with enclosed card

 

***

 

From Groom's parents

(Groom's Parents)

Request the pleasure of the company of

(insert guest names)

at the marriage of

(Bride's name)

with

(Groom's Name)

at

(Reception Address)

on

(Date)

at

(Time)

followed by an afternoon reception

& evening banquet

RSVP by (Date)

on the enclosed card

 

***

 

Brides parents are divorced

either


Issued by the parent who raised her


(Bride's parent)
requests the honour of your presence
at the wedding of her daughter
(Bride's name)
etc.

or

Divorced parents are hosting the wedding together


(Bride's Father)
and
(Bride's Mother) request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
(Bride's name)

etc.

Divorced parent and new stepparent are hosting the wedding:


Mr. and Mrs. (Father of the bride)
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of (Mother of the bride's) daughter
(Bride's name)
etc.

Child of divorced and remarried parents both hosting the wedding


Mr. and Mrs. (Mother of the bride & husband)
and
Mr. and Mrs. (Father of the bride & Wife)
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
(Bride's name)
etc.

OR

Mr. and Mrs. (Mother of the bride and husband) and
Mr. and Mrs. (Father of the bride & wife)
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of
(Bride's name)
etc.

 

 


 

 

WEDDING VERSES & QUOTES   { back to the top }

Wedding invitation verses can be added to your choice of wedding invitation wording.  Add your wedding invitation verse to the top or bottom of your wedding invitation wording.


Today and forever, our love is more than words..."

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A glance, a smile
became a friendship, grew into love


***


"To have and to hold
from this day forward..."


***

Two lives, two hearts
joined together in friendship
united forever in Love...

***
"Grow old along with me!
The best is yet to be . . ."
~ Robert Browning


***


A friendship that was shared by two
has grown into a love so true.


***

This day I will marry my best friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, love

***


Our wedding will be a fairy tale . . .
a dream without end.

***


I have found the one
whom my soul loves.
~ Song of Solomon 3:4

 

***

 

This day our hearts are joined as one

 

***

 

On our wedding day a new life has its start, we will share with each other one love, one dream, one heart.

 

 


 

 

RECEPTION WORDING   { back to the top }

Reception
immediately following ceremony
Doltone House

Jones Bay Wharf
Piers 19-21, Upper Deck

26-32 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont Point, NSW

***
Dinner Reception
to be held following ceremony
The Sebel Pier One
11 Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay, NSW


***

Dinner and dancing
at six o'clock in the evening
Crowne Plaza Darling Harbour
150 Day St,
Sydney, NSW


***
Cocktails served at 6:00 P.M.
Dinner served at 7:00 P.M.
Dancing 9 P.M. until 1 A.M.
The Tea Room, QVB
Level 3, North End, QVB
455 George St, Sydney

 

***

Join us for the Reception
immediately following the ceremony
The Pavillion

1 Art Gallery Rd, Sydney


***
Reception to be held at
Sydney Tower Sky Lounge

Entry Via Centrepoint,

Gallery Level

100 Market St, Sydney

***
PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE RECEPTION
BEGINNING AT FIVE O'CLOCK
NOVOTEL BRIGHTON LE SANDS
CNR THE GRAND PDE & PRINCESS ST,

BRIGHTON-LE-SANDS, NSW

 

***

 

 


 

DRESS CODE   { back to the top }

Not sure what Dress Code to put on invitations? Here is a quick guide to the main dress codes and what they mean.

Black Tie
A black tie dress code is appropriate for a formal event (and would usually indicate an evening affair), where men wear a tuxedo and women wear a stylish evening gown or cocktail style dress.

White Tie
A white tie dress code is for an ultra formal event. It is more formal than black tie and calls for the most glamorous attire. This might include a ball-gown for ladies, gloves, stole, a clutch or evening bag and glamorous hair and make-up. For the men, it might include an evening tail coat, white shirt, white waistcoat and white bow-tie. Ultra-glam indeed! This is a chance to go all out!

Semi-Formal
A semi-formal dress code is somewhere between casual and formal. This dress code would allow men to wear a dark suit, and ladies a cocktail dress (tuxedos and long dresses are not necessary).  Sometimes this dress code can be a little ambiguous when written on an invitation, and can be interpreted differently from person to person.

Lounge Suit
The lounge suit dress code indicates an event which is not as formal as some of the other dress codes, yet it is still expected that guests dress stylishly. Men can get away with a coloured business suit and shirt while women can don a cocktail style dress or fitted dress.

Cocktail
A cocktail dress code has typically been interpreted as being a dark suit for men and an elegant dress for ladies-brighter colours would also be suitable here. Currently, shorter knee-length cocktail dresses are quite the trend.

Smart Casual
A Smart casual dress code does not necessarily mean jeans and a t-shirt. For the women, smart casual calls for a pretty dress (cocktail or other), tailored pants or a skirt with a stylish top. For the men- a suit and shirt- which can be either dark or light. A tie is optional at this style of wedding.

Casual
A casual dress code really says that anything goes. Feel free to frock up in a dress (for ladies) or casual shirt and pants for the men.  But do be aware that even though the dress code states "Casual", don't forget that you are attending someone's wedding,  so do dress casual but appropriately.

 


 

RSVP WORDING   { back to the top }

 

A favor of a reply is requested
on or before the September 02, 2010
Name___________________
___able to attend
___unable to attend

***

The favour of a reply is requested
on or before September second
Name(s)___________________
___accept with pleasure
___decline with regret

***

A favour of a reply is requested
before September 02, 2010
Name(s)___________________

Please specify your choice for dinner
___Steak
___Chicken
A vegetarian entree will be available

***

Please respond on or before
September 02, 2010
Name(s)___________________
will ____ attend

***

We look forward
to celebrating with you!
Please reply by September 02, 2010
Name ___________________
___accepts
___regrets

***
Please respond by September 5th
Name(s) ___________________
___happily accepts
___regretfully declines

***

 

 


 

WISHING WELL ETIQUETTE   { back to the top }

Wishing well poems have become a popular way to ask for money instead of gifts.  Wishing Well Poems and verses should never be part of the body of your wedding invitation.  Always have your wishing well poem printed on the back of your invitation, inside the cover or on a separate card insert.

 

Because at first we lived in sin
We've got the sheets and a rubbish bin
A gift from you would be swell
But we'd prefer a donation to our Wishing Well!!

***
The tradition of the wishing well
used on the wedding day,
is here both for your money gifts
and for what you would like to say.

So please drop in a token of love
for this special Groom & Bride,
as they start their life united by God
to live forever side by side.
  
***
Soon you will hear our wedding bell,
As Friends and family wish us well.
Our household thoughts are not brand new,
We have twice the things we need for two.
Since we have our share of dishes and bedding,
We're having instead a wishing well wedding.
But more important we ask of you,
your prayers of love and blessings too!

***
Many of our guests have enquired
For a gift idea to be inspired

Like many young couples today
We have most things anyway

If you would like to give, it is our request
For something for our treasure chest
A gift of money you can afford
Is just what we need you can be assured

Without the help of this little pun
Our honeymoon would not be much fun

***

Our life together on this day starts

joined together at the hearts

The home we have built to love and share

is almost complete but not quite there

We have bought the towels, the dishes too

we have quite a lot, more than a few

We would love to suggest instead of a gift

Financially is where we need a lift

Your help is needed as you can tell

The gift of love is a wishing well.

 

***

 

This wishing well is here today for family and friends. Take an
envelope, make a wish and please drop it in. As it falls into the
well your wish, for the couple, will come true. A token for the
couple, to help them begin, will be welcomed, too. Please take the
time to make a wish before the day is through.

***

 

A note about gifts

Your love, laughter and company on our

wedding day are the most special gifts we

could ever receive.

Should you still wish to follow tradition

and honour us with a wedding gift, a

contribution to our first home wishing well

at the reception would be warmly received.

 

If you would prefer to surprise us with something

more personal, we are sure 

whatever gift you choose will bring us

years of joy!

Love Bride & Groom

 

***


Now we are to be Mr & Mrs
We don't need a wedding list of dishes
we have two kettles, two toasters, two microwaves
We require a house for which we have to save.
If you would like to give us a gift,
A cheque or vouchers would give us a lift
We like to think of it as our 'Wishing Well'
Which will be filled with your love, we can tell.

***


More than just kisses so far we've shared
Our home has been made with love and care
Most things we need we've already got
Like a toaster and kettle, pans and pots

A wishing well we thought would be great
(but only if you wish to participate)
A gift of money is placed in the well
Then make a wish ... but do not tell

Once we've replaced the old with the new
We can look back and say it was thanks to you!

And in return for your kindness we're sure
that one day soon you'll get what you wished for!


***


They have their dishes and towels for two
They have pots and pans and oven mitts too
So what do you get for the Bride & Groom
Whose house is set up in every room?
Their house needs repairs and some upgrades too
But you cannot register for carpet and glue.
A well that holds wishes is the way to go
So let's make it easy for all that know.
An envelope will be provided for those who have room,
To give a monetary wish to the Bride and Groom
A wishing well will be on display at the reception hall
To attach your wishes, for the couple, with love from all. 

***

Our home is quite complete now,
we've been together long,
so please consider our request and do not take us wrong.
A delicate request it is, we hope you understand.
Please play along as it will give our married life a hand.
The tradition of the wishing well is one that's known by all.
Go to the well, toss in a coin and as the coin does fall,
Make a wish upon that coin and careful as you do.
Cause as the well's tradition goes your wishes will come true.
So on this special day of ours, the day that we'll be wed.
Don't hunt for special gifts but give money in it's stead.
And as you drop the envelope with money great and small,
Remember, make your wish as you watch your money fall.

***

"We've been together a few years now;
we have pots and pans and linen and towels;
we have glasses and toasters, really quite a few;
so instead of more gifts, we suggest this to you;
if it doesn't offend and it won't send you running;
what we would really appreciate is quite simply money;
we know choosing gifts can be such a pain;
and this way there is no chance of bringing the same."


***

"If you were thinking of giving a gift, to help us on our way.
A gift of cash towards our house, would really make our day.
However, if you prefer to purchase a gift,

feel free to surprise us in your own way."


***


To save you looking, shopping or buying.
Here is an idea, we hope you like trying.
Come to our wedding, to wish us both well.
And bring this small sack, to throw in our wishing well.
Fill it with paper all colours will do, gold is our favourite but silver will do.
Now that we have saved you, all of that fuss.
We hope you will come, and celebrate with us.

 

***

 


 

ENGAGEMENT WORDING   { back to the top }

 

Engagement Wording From Couple

(Brides to be name)
and
(Grooms to be name)
request the pleasure of the company of
(line or guests name)
at their engagement party
on (date)
at (time)
(Venue)
(Venue address)
RSVP (date)
(Contact details)

***



Engagement Wording From Couple with Parents

Mr and Mrs (brides parents to be)
together with
Mr and Mrs (grooms parents to be)
are proud to invite
(line or guests name)
to celebrate the engagement of their children
(bride to be) and (groom to be)
at (venue)
(venue address)
on (date)
at (time)
dress code
RSVP
(Contact details)


***
Engagement Wording From Couple with Parents

Together with their parents
(brides to be name)
and
(grooms to be name)
request the pleasure of the company of
(line or guests name)
at their engagement
at (venue)
(venue address)
on (date)
at (time)
dress code
RSVP
(Contact details)

***

 


 

ENGAGEMENT PARTY VERSES   { back to the top }

 

There's a sparkle in her eye & on her finger too,
(Bride's name) wants to share her excitement with you!

 

***

Let's toast the engagement of
(Bride's name) and (Groom's name)

 

***

He popped the question
and she said yes!
So we're having a party,
will you please be our guest?

***

Once in awhile,
right in the middle of an ordinary life,
love gives us a fairy tale...

***

           He found the key to her heart.

             ***

 


 

BRIDAL SHOWER INVITATION WORDING   { back to the top }

 

Please Join Us for a Bridal Shower
In celebration of the couple-to-be

(Bride's name)
&
(Groom's name)
Date: (date)
Time: (time)
For: (type of occasion)
(i.e. tea and cake or champagne lunch)
Place: Venue
Address:

Hosted by:
RSVP by (date)

Gift Theme: i.e. Bath & Kitchen
Bride's Gift Registry: registry location if any

 

***
Please come to a
Bridal Shower
honouring
(bride to be name)
(day and date of bridal shower)
(time of bridal shower)

(host/s name)
(venue of bridal shower)
(address of bridal shower)
RSVP (RSVP date and contact details)

 

***

(Bride to be name)'s wedding is on the way
let's get her prepared for the big day

A bridal shower
for
(bride to be name)
(day and date of bridal shower)
(time of bridal shower)
Hosted by (host/s name)
(address of bridal shower)

RSVP (RSVP date and contact details)

(Bridal registry is with ____)

***

 


 

BRIDAL SHOWER VERSES & QUOTES   { back to the top }

 

Something borrowed,
something blue...
let's shower (Bride's name)
before she says "I Do!"

 

***
Let's shower (Bride's name) with love and wishes,
because soon she'll be (Groom's name)'s Mrs!

 

***

The weather is perfect
The day will be grand
The dresses all fit
And the wedding is planned.
So let's come together
To honour our friend
And wish her a lifetime
 of love that won't end

***

 


 

HEN'S NIGHT INVITATION WORDING   { back to the top }

 

Come join (Bride's name)
and dance the night away
before she walks down the aisle
on her wedding day!
Girl's Night Out
DAY, DATE
at TIME
LOCATION
ADDRESS
CITY, STATE

RSVP NAME AND DETAILS

 

***

Hey Girls - The time is here!
Mark your calendars and pack your gear!
Off to LOCATION we will go -
And borrow (Bride's name) from her handsome beau!
Get ready for a weekend of laughs
As we celebrate
(Bride's name) Hens Bash!
DATE
LOCATION
RSVP NAME AND DETAILS

 

***

BRIDE is tying the Knot!

Help us celebrate BRIDE'S
last days as a single woman with a
Hen's Party
in her honour
DATE at TIME
LOCATION
ADDRESS
RSVP NAME AND DETAILS

***

 


 

BABY SHOWER INVITATION WORDING   { back to the top }

 

It's not raining but a shower is predicted!
Please join us to celebrate new mother to be
Mother to be Name
on Date at Time
Hosted by Host/s Name
at the home of Host Name / Venue Name
Address
RSVP Details (optional)
Mothers Name is registered
with Gift Registry (optional)

***
A new baby is on the way
so let's celebrate with a special day
Please join us at a Baby Shower for
Mother to be Name
on Date at Time
Hosted by Host/s Name
at the home of Host Name / Venue Name
Address
RSVP Details (optional)
Mothers Name is registered
with Gift Registry (optional)

***

Bottles and booties
and bibs and more,
let's shower the baby
with gifts galore!
Please come to a baby shower for
Mother to be Name
on Date at Time
Hosted by Host/s Name
at the home of Host Name / Venue Name
Address
RSVP Details (optional)
Mothers Name is registered
with Gift Registry (optional)

***
Please Join Us for A Baby Shower
in honour of
Mother to be Name
on Date at Time
Hosted by Host/s Name
at the home of Host Name / Venue Name
Address
RSVP Details (optional)
Mothers Name is registered
with Gift Registry (optional)

***
They're expecting a baby,
a new bundle of joy
A very special gift,
be it a girl or a boy!
It's a Baby Shower for
Mother & Father to be Name
on Date at Time
Hosted by Host/s Name
at the home of Host Name / Venue Name
Address
RSVP Details (optional)
Mothers Name is registered
with Gift Registry (optional)

***

Let's shower her with gifts and love!
You are invited to a Baby Shower for
Mother to be Name
on Date at Time
Hosted by Host/s Name
at the home of Host Name / Venue Name
Address
RSVP Details (optional)
Mothers Name is registered
with Gift Registry (optional)

***

It's not raining but a shower is predicted!
Please join us to celebrate new mother to be
Mother to be Name
on Date at Time
Hosted by Host/s Name
at the home of Host Name / Venue Name
Address
RSVP Details (optional)
Mothers Name is registered
with Gift Registry (optional)

***

Please let us know
"weather" or not
you can attend the shower celebrating
Mother to be Name
on Date at Time
Hosted by Host/s Name
at the home of Host Name / Venue Name
Address
RSVP Details (optional)
Mothers Name is registered
with Gift Registry (optional)


***

Love, joy, and wonderful dreams
all the sweet things a new baby brings ...
Please join us for a shower honouring
Mother to be Mother to be Name
on Date at Time
Hosted by Host/s Name
at the home of Host Name / Venue Name
Address
RSVP Details (optional)
Mothers Name is registered
with Gift Registry (optional)
***


A baby girl/boy is on the way
so let's celebrate before the big day!
Please join us for a shower honouring
Mother to be Mother to be Name
on Date at Time
Hosted by Host/s Name
at the home of Host Name / Venue Name
Address
RSVP Details (optional)
Mothers Name is registered
with Gift Registry (optional

 

***

 


 

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT WORDING   { back to the top }

 

Birth Announcement from Parents and Sibling/s
Parent's Names
are happy to announce
the arrival of our Son / Daughter
Brother / Sister to Siblings Names
Baby Name
on Date
Weight
Length

 

***


Birth Announcement General Verse
Someone new to love!
Parent's Names
are thrilled to announce
the arrival of their Son / Daughter
Baby Name
Born on Date
Weighing Weight

***

We welcome with great joy
into our home and into our hearts
Baby Name
Born: Date
Length: Length
Weight: Weight
Parent's Names

***
The birth of a child reaffirms
the miracle of life
and the happy union
between husband and wife.
Parent's Names
joyfully announce
the birth of their child
Baby Names
on Date at Time
weighing weight
Length 

***
Happy, Cuddly, cute as can be
Our baby's arrived...blessed are we!
Parent's Names
are delighted
to announce the birth of
Baby Name
on Date
at Time
Weight

***
Birth Announcement Girl
It's early to bed, earlier to rise
Now we have our special surprise
a girl of a boy we didn't know
it was a little girl who decided to show
Baby Name has blessed our lives
at Time
on Date
Weight
Length
Parent's Names 

 

***

Birth Announcement Girl
We reached for the stars
and got an armful of heaven
Baby Name
Our beautiful girl brightened our lives
on Date
at Time
Weight
Parent's Names

***

Birth Announcement Girl
Whose smile outshines the sun?
Whose eyes sparkle with so much fun?
Whose skin is as soft as pearl?
Our precious little girl!
Baby Name
was born
on day, date at time
She weighed weight
Parent's Names

***

Birth Announcement Boy
It's with much pride and joy
We introduce to you our new baby boy
Baby Name
Arrived: Date
Weight: Weight
Length: Length
He fills our heart with much love
Parent's Names 

 

***

Birth Announcement Boy
A bundle of joy!
Our new baby boy
Baby Name
was delivered on Birth Date
Weight
Length
Parent's Names

***
Birth Announcement Boy
It's early to bed, earlier to rise
Now we have our special surprise
a boy or a girl we didn't know
it was a little boy who decided to show
Baby Name has blessed our lives
at Time
on Date
Weight
Length
Parent's Names

 

***

Birth Announcement Boy
Look who's arrived!
Please share in our joy
at the arrival of our new baby boy
Baby Name
born on Date
Weight
Length
Parent's Names

***

 


 

CHRISTENING/BAPTISM INVITATION WORDING   { back to the top }

 

(Mother and Father's Names)
joyfully invite you to share with them
the Naming Ceremony / Christening / Baptism
of their daughter / son
Child's Name
Parents Names
on the Date
at Time
Church / Venue Name
Address
and afterwards at (optional)
the home of Host / Parents Name (optional)
RSVP Date and Details (optional)

***
You are invited to join us
for the Naming Ceremony / Christening / Baptism
of
Childs Name Son / Daughter
of
Parents Names
on the Date
at Time
Church / Venue Name
Address
and afterwards at (optional)
the home of Host / Parents Name (optional)
RSVP Date and Details (optional)

***
Parents Names
would be honoured if you would join us
for the Naming Ceremony / Christening / Baptism
of our Son / Daughter
Childs Name
on the Date
at Time
Church / Venue Name
Address
and afterwards at (optional)
the home of Host / Parents Name (optional)
RSVP Date and Details (optional)

***
Join us for the
Naming Ceremony / Christening / Baptism of
of their daughter / son
Child's Name
on the Date
at Time
Church / Venue Name
Address
and afterwards at (optional)
the home of Host / Parents Name (optional)
RSVP Date and Details (optional)

***
From Godparents

The Godparents of
Child's Name
daughter of Parents Names
invite you to Childs Name
Naming Ceremony / Christening / Baptism
on the Date
at Time
Church / Venue Name
Address
Godparents Names
and afterwards at (optional)
the home of Host / Parents Name (optional)
RSVP Date and Details (optional)

 

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