Modern Wedding Invitation Wording

Modern Wedding Invitation Wording

Although, a wedding ceremony is something that is supposed to be traditional, I believe that every generation has added its own modern touch to it. A traditional ceremony with a personalized modern touch, is something that most couples go for. This Wedessence article consists some samples, helping you understand how to form wordings in a modern wedding invitation card?
Wedessence Staff
Unlike traditional wedding invitations, the modern approach gives couples and their families more chance to open up in a creative way. You followed your heart and are marrying the person you love, so why not follow your heart and frame the wordings that are efficient enough to tell people, that they are important enough to be a part of your celebration? At times, simple invitations are preferred over complicated ones. The basic rule is to make sure that you have included all the necessary information and details.
Must-have Information to Include
Before you frame the structure and wordings of your wedding card, it is very important to keep in mind the essential information that you can't afford to miss. The main purpose of this card is to tell the invitees that a wedding is taking place, and that they are requested to be a part of it. Therefore, it is very important to include the following information as clearly as possible.
  • Information about the host
  • Wedding time and date
  • Venue
  • Reception details
  • RSVP
  • Optional details
Once you have this list, it will be easy for you to frame the appropriate wordings.
Some Samples
The first step is to mention the hosts who are paying for the ceremony. Traditionally, the bride's parents host the wedding. But in modern times, there is no hard-and-fast rule in this respect. We see the parents of both, the bride and groom, hosting the wedding together; many times the bride and groom themselves host the ceremony. Listed below are some invitation samples based on different approaches. You can have a look and choose what suits you the best.
If the Bride's Parents are Hosting
Mr. and Mrs. David Smith
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter
Jane Smith
to
Robert Johnson
on
Saturday, the sixth of November
at two o'clock in the afternoon
Terril United Methodist Church
1234 Hector Avenue
Terril, Virginia
If Both, the Bride's and Groom's Parents are Hosting
Mr. and Mrs. Ron McGrath
and
Mr. and Mrs. David Smith
invite you to share in the joy
of the marriage uniting their children
Jane Leigh
and
Robert Wade
Saturday, the sixth of November
two thousand ten
at two o'clock in the afternoon
Rose Well House
Bloomington, Indiana
Reception immediately following ceremony
Indiana University Auditorium
If the Bride and Groom are Hosting
Robert Johnson
&
Jane Smith
request the pleasure of your company
at their wedding
Saturday, the sixth of November
at three o'clock
in their home
123 North 7th Street
Seattle, Washington
Reception immediately following
If the Bride and Groom are Hosting but Want to Mention the Parents
Together with their parents
Jane Leigh Smith
and
Robert Wade Brown
request the honor of your presence
at their marriage
Saturday, the sixth of November
at three o'clock in the afternoon
Terril United Methodist Church
1234 Hector Avenue
Terril, Virginia
Important Things to Note in the Aforementioned Samples
  • The day and month should always start with a capital letter.
  • If the ceremony is at a holy place, then always include the term, 'request the honor of your presence'. If the ceremony is at a secular location, you can use other phrases.
  • Most of the samples include long-handed numbers. There is no hard-and-fast rule to it, however, keep in mind that 4:30 pm, when written in words, should either be 'four-thirty in the afternoon' and not four thirty. Likewise, years are spelled out without using '-' sign.
Some Unique Wordings
The aforementioned samples were simple and appropriate, representing more of a traditional way. However, as I have mentioned earlier, when it comes to a modern invitation, you can experiment as far as your creativity takes you. Most couples also go for red-colored invitations, as red is the color of love and romance. As long as you are doing what you like, and including all the necessary information, you are good to go.
Sample #1
Because you have been an important part our lives
with your valuable Friendship and Love, we
Jane Leigh Smith
and
Robert Wade Brown
ask you to join us for an intimate ceremony
to celebrate our Love
on Sunday, the seventh of November
two thousand and ten
at three in the afternoon
Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, Florida
Sample #2
As unique as a seashell
as deep as the sea
As eternal as the waves
our love is meant to be
It is with joy that we
Jane Leigh Smith
and
Robert Wade Brown
invite you to share
in our happiness
on Saturday, the sixth of November
two thousand and ten
at four o'clock
Terril United Methodist Church
1234 Hector Avenue
Terril, Virginia

The aforementioned are just a few examples. You can also create your own unique contemporary wordings, according to your style.
RSVP Sample
Also keep in mind that you put an RSVP card along with it, mentioning the email address to respond to, and the date by which the invitees are expected to reply to your invitation. An example for the same would be -
The favor of a reply is requested
Please respond by
June nineteenth
M_________________________
Will_______________________
# of guests ______

Just remember, try to keep it unique by writing what you feel. It is your special day, and if you are not following the tradition, you have all the freedom in the world. As long as the guests know when and where to come, you are good to go. All the best!