Wedding Invitation Wording Examples



Here's a wonderful collection of wedding invitation wording examples. These examples range from formal to informal wedding invitations.

The wording for wedding invitations sets the tone, mood and theme for your wedding. It indicates the exact persons invited to the wedding and whether or not the wedding is formal, semi-formal or casual - so be very specific.

When I was planning my wedding I wanted to specify formal, so I wrote; Gentlemen, Black Tie - Ladies, Formal Dress.

I was so delighted with the effort my guests went to - they looked their very best. My brother was especially well dressed in his new suit, shirt and shoes.

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The wedding invite wording you use in your invitations will give your guests a glimpse of what's to come, what to look forward to and how to prepare themselves.

The wedding invitation is the first formal notice people will receive about your wedding. It is worth spending a bit of time to get it right.

When wording wedding invitations, it's ok to be creative, whether it's for a formal wedding invitation or a informal wedding invitation.

With these invitation wording examples - feel free to use these examples as you compose your own invitations. Click on the wording subheading to see the full text:

Sample Wording for wedding invitations and some great wedding invitation wording ideas to get you started:

Traditional Wording Examples

From Bride's Parents
From Bride and Groom's Parents
Groom's Family Issuing Invitation
From Bride and Groom with Parents
Bride and Groom Host
Bride's Divorced and Remarried Parents Co-host
Bride Widowed Mother/Father Host
Brides Remarried Mother and Husband Host
Brides Divorced Mother (not remarried hosts)
Bride's Parents Separated or Divorced (but still sharing surname)
Bride's Parents Divorced, Mother Remarried, Hosting Wedding Together
Bride's Parents Divorced, Mother Absent or Deceased, Father Remarried
Bride's Father Absent or Deceased, Mother Remarried
Bride's Mother Widowed, Not Remarried
Bride's Parents Deceased or Absent, Groom's Parents Hosting
For A Reception Following A Marriage That Has Already Taken Place
(where the marriage was overseas, for example)
For a Service of Blessing
For a simple wedding at a register office
Father Issuing Invitation
Second Marriages
Double Weddings When Brides are Sisters
Family Member Issuing Invitations
Wedding In a Friend's Home
Reception at Friends
Reaffirming Vows
Religious Invitations
Informal Invitations
Using Verses
Other Useable Verses
RSVP Card
Recalling Invitations
Wishing Well Poems

From Bride's Parents

Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Dobson
request the pleasure
of the company of
_______________________________
at the marriage of their daughter
Anne Elizabeth
to
Mr. Steven John Smith
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
on Saturday 15th November 2010
at 2.30pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
George Street, Sydney

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001


Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Dobson
invite
_______________________________
to share in the joy
of the marriage uniting their daughter
Anne Elizabeth
to
Mr. Steven John Smith
son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Smith
on Saturday, Sixteenth of July
2010
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
at 2.30pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001

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From Bride and Groom's Parents

Mr and Mrs Christopher Dobson
together with
Mr and Mrs Gary Smith
are proud to invite
_______________________________
to celebrate the marriage of their children
Anne Elizabeth Dobson
to
Steven John Smith
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga,
on Saturday 15th November 2010
at 2.30pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at 6.00pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001


Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Dobson
and
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Smith
request the honour of
_______________________________
presence
at the marriage of their children
Anne Elizabeth Dobson
to
Steven John Smith
Saturday, the tenth of May
Two Thousand and Ten
at four pm
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at six pm.

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001

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Groom's Family Issuing Invitation

The word "Miss" is used when the
sponsors of the wedding are not relatives.

Mr and Mrs Gary Smith
request the pleasure of the company of
_______________________________
at the marriage of
Miss Anne Elizabeth Dobson
to their son
Mr. Steven John Smith
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga,
on Saturday 15th November 2010
at 2.30pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at 6.00pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001


Mr. and Mrs. Gary Smith
request the honour of
_______________________________
presence
at the marriage of
Ms. Anne Elizabeth Dobson
to their son
Steven John Smith
On Saturday, the sixteenth of July
Two Thousand and Ten
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
at two pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at six pm.

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001

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From Bride and Groom with Parents

Together with their parents
Ms. Anne Elizabeth Dobson
and
Mr. Steven John Smith
request the pleasure of the company of
_______________________________
at their marriage
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
on Saturday 15th November 2010
at two pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at six pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001


Together with their families
Ms. Anne Elizabeth Dobson
and
Mr Steven John Smith
request the honour of the presence of
_______________________________
at their marriage
on Saturday, the sixteenth of July
Two Thousand and Ten
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
at two pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at six pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001

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Bride and Groom Host

The honour of
_______________________________
presence is requested at the marriage of
Ms. Anne Elizabeth Dobson
to
Mr. Steven John Smith
On Saturday, the sixteenth of July
Two Thousand and Ten
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
at two pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at six pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001


_______________________________
The pleasure of your company is requested
at the marriage of
Anne Dobson
and
Steven Smith
On Saturday, the sixteenth of July
Two Thousand and Ten
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
at two pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at six pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001

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Bride's Divorced and Remarried Parents Co-host

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Michael Dobson
and
Mr. and Mrs.Timothy Ian Taylor
request the honour of
_______________________________
presence
at the marriage of
Anne Elizabeth Dobson
to
Mr. Steven John Smith
On Saturday, the sixteenth of July
Two Thousand and Ten
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
at two pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at six pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001

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Bride Widowed Mother/Father Host

Mr./Mrs. Christopher Michael Dobson
requests the honour of
_______________________________
presence
at the marriage of his/her daughter
Anne Elizabeth
to
Mr. Steven John Smith
On Saturday, the sixteenth of July
Two Thousand and Ten
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
at two pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at six pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001

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Brides Remarried Mother and Husband Host

Mr. and Mrs. Ian Taylor request the honour of
_______________________________
presence
at the marriage of Mrs. Taylor's daughter
Anne Elizabeth Dobson
to
Mr. Steven John Smith
On Saturday, the sixteenth of July
Two Thousand and Ten
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
at two pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at six pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001

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Brides Divorced Mother (not remarried hosts)

Mother NOT REMARRIED: She uses a combination
of her maiden and married name.

Ms. Jane Reid Dobson (maiden and married surnames)
or
Ms. Jane Reid (maiden name)
requests the honour of
_______________________________
presence
at the marriage of her daughter
Anne Elizabeth Dobson
to
Mr. Steven John Smith
On Saturday, Fifteenth of November
Two Thousand and Ten
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
at two pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at six pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001

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Bride's Parents Separated or Divorced (but still sharing surname)

Mr. Christopher Dobson
and
Mrs. Jane Dobson
request the pleasure of
_______________________________
company
at the marriage of their daughter
Anne Elizabeth
to
Mr. Steven John Smith
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
on Saturday 15th November 2010
at 2.30pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at 6.00pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001

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Bride's Parents Divorced, Mother Remarried, Hosting Wedding Together

Mother uses her Present Husband's name.
Bride's Surname is added to her given name.

Mr. Christopher Dobson
and
Mrs. Ian Taylor request the pleasure of
_______________________________
company
at the marriage of their daughter
Anne Elizabeth Dobson
to
Mr. Steven John Smith
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
on Saturday 15th November 2010
at 2.30pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at 6.00pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001

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Bride's Parents Divorced, Mother Absent or Deceased, Father Remarried

Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Dobson
request the pleasure of
_______________________________
company
at the marriage of his daughter
Anne Elizabeth
to
Mr. Steven John Smith
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
on Saturday 15th November 2010
at 2.30pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at 6.00pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001

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Bride's Father Absent or Deceased, Mother Remarried

Mr. & Mrs. Ian Taylor
request the pleasure of
the company of
_______________________________
company
at the marriage of her daughter
Anne Elizabeth Dobson
to
Mr. Steven John Smith
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
on Saturday 15th November 2010
at 2.30pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at 6.00pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001

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Bride's Mother Widowed, Not Remarried

Mrs. Christopher Dobson
requests the pleasure of
_______________________________
company
at the marriage of her daughter
Anne Elizabeth
to
Mr. Steven John Smith
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
on Saturday 15th November 2010
at 2.30pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at 6.00pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001

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Bride's Parents Deceased or Absent, Groom's Parents Hosting

Mr. & Mrs. Gary Smith
request the pleasure of
_______________________________
company
at the marriage of their son
Steven John
to
Anne Elizabeth Dobson
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
on Saturday 15th November 2010
at 2.30pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at 6.00pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001

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For A Reception Following A Marriage That Has Already Taken Place
(where the marriage was overseas, for example)

Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Dobson
request the pleasure
of
_______________________________
company at a reception
following the marriage
of their daughter
Anne Elizabeth
to
Mr. Steven John Smith
at The Sheraton Hotel
on 15th November 2010
at 6.00pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001

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For a Service of Blessing

Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Dobson
request the pleasure of
_______________________________
company
at the Blessing of the marriage
of their daughter
Anne Elizabeth
to
Mr. Steven John Smith
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
on Saturday 15th November 2010
at 2.30pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at 6.00pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001

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For a simple wedding at a register office

(usually a small gathering followed by a luncheon, not a reception)

Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Dobson
request the pleasure of
_______________________________
company
at the marriage of their daughter
Anne Elizabeth
to
Mr. Steven John Smith
at St. Leonard's Registry Office
on Saturday 15th November 2010
at 11.00am
and a luncheon afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at 1.00pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001

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Father Issuing Invitation

Mr. Christopher Dobson
requests the honour of
___________________________________
presence
at the marriage of his daughter
Anne Elizabeth
to
Mr. Steven John Smith
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
on Saturday 15th November 2010
at 2.30pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at 6.00pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001

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Second Marriages

Invitations to the marriage of a young divorcee or widow do not differ
from those of a first marriage except that the Bride's married
name is used if that is still her legal name.

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Dobson
request the honour of
________________________________________
presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Anne Elizabeth Lloyd
to
Mr. Steven John Smith
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga,
on Saturday 15th November 2010
at 2.30pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at 6.00pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001

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Double Weddings When Brides are Sisters

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Dobson
request the honour of
_______________________________
presence
at the marriage of their daughters
Anne Elizabeth
to
Mr. Steven John Smith
and
Annabelle Gay
to
Mr. Luke James Brown
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
on Saturday 15th November 2010
at 2.30pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at 6.00pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001


When Brides are NOT SISTERS

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Dobson
and
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bradley
request the honour of
_______________________________
presence
at the marriage of their daughters
Anne Elizabeth Dobson
to
Mr. Steven John Smith
and
Lisa Janet Bradley
to
Mr. John Lewis
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
on Saturday 15th November 2010
at 2.30pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at 6.00pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001

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Family Member Issuing Invitations

An invitation from another family member - If another member of your family will be hosting the wedding, such as an aunt or your grandparents, this should be made clear.

An invitation from the her grandparents:

Mr and Mrs Christopher Dobson
request the pleasure of the company of
_______________________________
at the marriage of their granddaughter
Anne Elizabeth
with
Steven John Smith
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga,
on Saturday 15th November 2010
at 2.30pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at 6.00pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001

An invitation from her Elder Brother:

Mr. and Mrs. John Dobson
request the honour of
_______________________________
presence
at the marriage his sister
Anne Elizabeth
to
Mr. Steven John Smith
On Saturday, fifteenth of November
Two Thousand and Ten
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
at two pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at six pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001

An invitation from her Uncle and Aunt:

Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Dobson
request the pleasure of the company of
_______________________________
at the marriage of their niece
Anne Elizabeth
to
Mr. Steven John Smith
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
on Saturday 15th November 2010
at 2.30pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at 6.00pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001

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Wedding In a Friend's Home

The pleasure of the company of
_______________________________
is requested
at the marriage of
Miss Anne Elizabeth Dobson
to
Mr. Steven John Smith
on Saturday, fifteenth of June
Two Thousand and Ten
at twelve pm
at the residence of
Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm North
Eighteen Nelson Street

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001

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Reception at Friends

_______________________________
please join family and friends
in celebrating the Marriage of
Anne Dobson and Steven Smith
Saturday, sixteenth of July
Two Thousand and Ten
at seven o'clock in the evening
St Leo's Church
40 Nelson Street
Lindfield
Reception to follow at the home of Mr and Mrs Malcolm North
18 Nelson Road Lindfield

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001

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Reaffirming Vows

The honour of the presence of
_______________________________
is requested
as we reaffirm our vows
of love and commitment
and celebrate 25 years of marriage

Saturday, July Sixteenth
Two Thousand and Ten
at five o'clock in the evening
Dinner and Dancing
immediately following the ceremony
The Sheraton Hotel

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001

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Religious Invitations

God gives life as a chance to give love
Ms. Jane Taylor
and
Mr. Christopher Dobson
request
_______________________________
to share in their joy as their daughter
Anne Elizabeth Dobson unites for eternity in Christ with
Mr. Steven John Smith
son of Ms. Robin North
and Mr. Gary Smith
On Saturday, Fifteenth of November
Two Thousand and Ten
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
at two pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at six pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001


God has blessed us with
love and friendship.
We, Anne Dobson and
Steven John Smith
have chosen to begin our new
life together on
Saturday, June 4, 2010
We joyously invite
_______________________________
to witness as we exchange marriage vows
and celebrate with us
at
The Sheraton Hotel
at 6.00pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001


They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength
Mr and Mrs. Christopher Dobson
requests the honour of
_______________________________
presence
at the marriage of her daughter
Anne Elizabeth
to
Steven Smith
son of
Mr. Gary Smith and
Ms. Robin North
on Saturday, fifteenth of November
Two Thousand and Ten
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
at two pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at six pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001

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Informal Invitations

For a slightly less formal wedding invitation, it is usual to omit the hosts' titles such as Mr. and Mrs. Therefore, the invitation would read "Jeremy and Jane Smythe request the pleasure of..." When writing the guests' names on your invitations, you should match the style of the hosts' name, for example, "Jeremy and Jane Smythe request the pleasure of the company of Michael and Jackie Cox..." You would also substitute pm for o'clock.

Issued by Bride and Groom:

A fresh new day, and it is ours,
a day of happy beginnings
Anne Elizabeth Dosbon
and
Steven John Smith
would love the pleasure of the company of
_______________________________
when the pledge their love as one
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
on Saturday 15th November 2010
at 2.30 pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at 6.00 pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Smart Casual
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001


Anne Elizabeth Dobson
and
Steven John Smith
invite
_______________________________
to share in their joy
when they exchange marriage vows
and begin their new life together
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
on Saturday 15th November 2010
at 2.30 pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at 6.00 pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001


_______________________________
Ms. Anne Elizabeth Dobson
and
Mr. Steven John Smith
are pleased to announce
that they will become
Ms. Anne Elizabeth Smith
and
Mr. Steven John Smith
on Saturday, Fifteenth of November
Two Thousand and Ten
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
at two pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at six pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001


Anne Elizabeth Dobson
and
Steven John Smith
are pleased to announce
they will be married
on Saturday, November Fifteenth
Two Thousand and Ten
during a private ceremony
on the Island of Great Keppel
_______________________________
please join us for a
celebration toast
when we return as
husband and wife
Saturday, March 21st
The Sheraton Hotel
at six pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001


Anne Elizabeth Dobson
and
Steven John Smith
invite
_______________________________
to share in their love
and happiness as they exchange
vows of marriage and begin their
new life together
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
on Saturday 15th November 2010
at 2.30 pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at 6.00pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001

With the bride's parents hosting the wedding:

Christopher and Mary Dobson
invite
_______________________________
to share in the
love and happiness of the
marriage of their daughter
Anne Elizabeth
to
Steven John Smith
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
on Saturday 15th November 2010
at 2.30 pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at 6.00 pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Smart Casual
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001

The bride and groom and their parents hosting the wedding:

Together with their parents
Anne Elizabeth Dobson
and
Steven John Smith
invite
_______________________________
to share in their love
and happiness as they exchange
vows of marriage and begin their
new life together
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga,
on Saturday 15th November 2010
at 2.30 pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at 6.00 pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Smart Casual
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001


Informal invitations can be handwritten in letter form, or purchased as pre-printed stationery where the details simply need to be filled in.

An invitation from the bride's parents:

Dear ________________________,
On Saturday, 25th April, at 5.30pm, our daughter, Patricia Janice, will marry Steven John Smith at St Andrew's Church, Westbrook.
Following the ceremony, a reception will be held at Wateredge reception gardens, Westbrook. We would be delighted if you could join us on this happy occasion.
Yours sincerely,
Christopher and Mary Dobson

Invitation from the Bride and Groom:

Dear________________________,
It would give us great pleasure if you would be able to join us at St Andrew's Church, Westbrook, for our wedding on Saturday, 25th April, 2010
Following the ceremony, a reception will be held at Wateredge reception gardens, Westbrook.
Your reply would be appreciated by the 10th April.
Yours sincerely,
Anne Dobson and Steven Smith

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Using verses

This day we begin
the adventure of a lifetime...
_______________________________
please join us, along with our parents, as we
Anne Elizabeth Dobson
and
Steven John Smith
are united in marriage
at a seaside ceremony
on Saturday, fifteenth of November
Two Thousand and Ten
at two pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at six pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Smart Casual
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001


We slipped a ring on each other's finger
And made a promise for life...
_______________________________
join us as we celebrate
now that we're husband and wife!
You are invited to attend an Adult Reception to honour the newly married
Anne and Steven Smith
The Sheraton Hotel
On 15th November 2010
at six pm
15 Delroy Ave
Chatswood NSW 2076

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Smart Casual
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001


We will be married in a private wedding ceremony on
Saturday, Thirtieth of
October Two thousand and Ten
_______________________________
please celebrate with us at our reception
following the ceremony
The Sheraton Hotel
at six pm
15 Delroy Avenue
Chatswood
Anne Dobson and Steven Smith

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001


Time moves so quickly and so, too, does life
Our days were filled, our schedules too
so we ran off and said our I do's!
Anne Dobson
and
Steven Smith
eloped on July 20, 2010
_______________________________
your presence is requested
as we celebrate our beachside vow renewal and reception
Saturday, 15 November 2010
at 5:30 in the evening
at Bather's Pavilion
Balmoral Beach

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Smart Casual
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001


Announcement of Marriage

_______________________________________
because you are good friends
we thought you'd like to know
that we ran off and got married
We did it on the go!
Steven John Smith
and
Anne Elizabeth Dobson
tied the knot
on Saturday, fourteenth
of August
Two Thousand and Ten at
Las Vegas Wedding Chapel
Las Vegas, Nevada
and are now at home at
50 Nelson Street
Wahroonga NSW 2076

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Smart Casual
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001


We picked the date
The theme is set
We're having a Luau
You'll never forget
Under the tropical moon
Near the sea and the spray
_______________________________
you're invited to join us
and share our special day

Anne and Steven's Wedding
Saturday, November Sixteenth
Two Thousand and Ten
five o'clock in the evening
at Manly Beach
opposite the concourse

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Smart Casual
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001


Two lives, two hearts
Joined together in friendship
united forever in love
It's with joy that we
Anne Elizabeth Dobson
and
Steven John Smith
invite
_______________________________
to be with us
as we exchange our marriage vows
on Saturday, fifteenth of November,
Two Thousand and Ten
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
at two pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
George Street, Sydney
at six pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001


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

Anne Elizabeth Dobson
and
Steven John Smith

invite
_______________________________
to join them as they
begin their new life together
on Saturday, fifteenth of November
Two Thousand and Ten
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
at two pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
George Street, Sydney
at six pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001


A life of sharing, caring
Mr and Mrs Christopher Dobson
request the honour of
_________________________________
presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Anne Elizabeth
to
Steven John Smith
on Saturday, fifteenth of November
Two Thousand and Ten
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
at two pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
Georoge Street Sydney
at six pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001


Because you have shared in their lives
by your friendship and love
_________________________________
you are invited to share
with our daughter, Anne Elizabeth
and Steven John Smith
when they exchange marriage vows
and begin their new life together
on Saturday, fifteenth of November
Two Thousand and Ten
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
at two pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
George Street, Sydney
at six pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001


Love fills the moment
and the moment begins eternity
Love fills a lifetime
and a lifetime begins this hour
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Dobson
request the honour of
_________________________________
presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Anne Elizabeth
to
Steven John Smith
on Saturday, fifteenth of November
Two Thousand and Ten
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
at two pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
George Street, Sydney
at six pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001


With joyful hearts
we ask
_____________________________________
to be present
at the ceremony uniting
Anne Elizabeth
and
Steven John Smith
on Saturday, Fifteenth of November
Two Thousand and Ten
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
at two pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at six pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001


In the spirit of peace and joy
this holiday season
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Dobson
request the honour of
_______________________________________
presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Anne Elizabeth
to
Steven John Smith
on Saturday, Fifteenth of November
Two Thousand and Ten
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
at two pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at six pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001


We will walk side-by-side
hand-in-hand . . . forever
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Dobson
request the honour of
________________________________________
presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Anne Elizabeth
to
Steven John Smith
on Saturday, Fifteenth of November
Two Thousand and Ten
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
at two pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at six pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001


How beautiful is the day
that is touched by love
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Dobson
request the honour of
______________________________________
presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Anne Elizabeth
to
Steven John Smith
on Saturday, Fifteenth of November
Two Thousand and Ten
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
at two pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at six pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001


In the celebration of love . . .
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Dobson
request the honour of
_____________________________________
presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Anne Elizabeth
to
Steven John Smith
on Saturday, Fifteenth of November
Two Thousand and Ten
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
at two pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at six pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001


Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Dobson
invite
____________________________________
to share in the joy
of the marriage uniting their daughter
Anne Elizabeth Dobson
and
Steven John Smith
on Saturday, Fifteenth of November
Two Thousand and Ten
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
at two pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at six pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001


Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Dobson
request the honour of
_________________________________________
presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Anne Elizabeth
to
Steven John Smith
on Saturday, Fifteenth of November
Two Thousand and Ten
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
at two pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at six pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001


Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Dobson
request the pleasure of
___________________________________
company
at the marriage of their daughter
Anne Elizabeth
to
Steven John Smith
on Saturday, Fifteenth of November
Two Thousand and Ten
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
at two pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at six pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001


Our joy will be more complete
if
__________________________________
can share in the marriage
of our daughter, Anne Elizabeth
to Steven John Smith
on Saturday, Fifteenth of November
Two Thousand and Ten
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
at two pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at six pm.
We invite
________________________________________
to worship with us and witness their vows
If you are unable to attend
we ask your presence in thought and in prayer

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001


____________________________________
please join our family
on this joyous occasion
when our daughter
Anne Elizabeth
will be married to
Steven John Smith
on Saturday, Fifteenth of November
Two Thousand and Ten
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
at two pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at six pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001


We invite
_____________________________________
to be with us
at a celebration
of the miracle of love
when our daughter
Anne Elizabeth
and
Steven John Smith
join together in marriage
on Saturday, Fifteenth of November
Two Thousand and Ten
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
at two pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at six pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001


Anne Elizabeth Dobson
and
Steven John Smith
will pledge their love as one
on Saturday, Fifteenth of November
Two Thousand and Ten
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga,
at two pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at six pm.
Our joy will be more complete
if
_____________________________________
can share
this celebration with us

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001


And we shall become one
to share all the days of our lives . . .
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Dobson
request the honour of
_______________________________________
presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Anne Elizabeth
to
Steven John Smith
on Saturday, Fifteenth of November
Two Thousand and Ten
at St. Leo's Church, Wahroonga
at two pm
and reception afterwards at
The Sheraton Hotel
at six pm

RSVP: 30th September 2010
Phone: (02) 9495 6520
Dress: Formal
Address: 15 Kardella Street
Kardella NSW 2001

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Other Useable Verses

This day I will marry
my friend, the one who
shares my dreams

One love that
is shared by two

Two hearts that
beat as one...

And the two
shall become one...

As our marriage
brings new meaning to love
so our love
brings new meaning to life

How beautiful is the day
that is touched by Love

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

Our wedding day
a new life has its start

We'll share with each other
one love, one dream, one heart

To have and to hold
from this day forward

Our life together
begins this day...

Love fills the moment,
and the moment begins eternity
Love fills a lifetime,
and a lifetime begins this hour

For hearing my thoughts,
understanding my dreams,
and being my best friend...
For filling my life with music

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RSVP Card

Please respond by 20th October 2010

______ Accepts with pleasure
______ Declines with regret

Names: ______________________

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Recalling Invitations

When a wedding has to be changed, the wording of the
change should fit the circumstances. For example:

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Dobson
regret that due to an illness in the family the invitation to
their daughter's wedding
Saturday, Fifteenth of November 2010
must be cancelled.

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Wishing Well Poems

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!



If finding a gift is hard to do
our wishing well is just for you!
A gift of money is placed in the well,
then make a wish but do not tell!
If it is however a gift you find,
please feel assured
we will not mind.



Because at first we have lived in sin,
we've got the sheets and a rubbish bin.
To save you looking, shopping or buying,
here is an idea we hope you like trying.
A Wishing Well we thought would be great,
but only if you wish to participate.
An envelope of money is placed in the Well,
then make a wish...but shh don't tell.
Fill it with paper all colours will do,
silver is our favourite but gold will do.
Now we have saved you all of that fuss,
we hope you will come and celebrate with us.



Wishing Well Poem
Our house is quite complete now,
We've been together long,
So please consider this request,
And do not take it wrong.
A wishing well will be present
On the day we wed,
And if you choose in lieu of a present,
You may give a monetary gift instead.
Make a wish upon your gift,
And be careful as you do,
Because as the well ?s tradition goes,
Your wishes may come true.



More than just kisses so far we've shared
Our home has been made with love and care
to save you looking, shopping or buying a
Wishing Well we thought and hope you like trying
a gift of money is placed in the well
then make a wish but sssh don't tell!
Once we have replaced the old with the new
we can look back and say it was Thanks To You!!



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

Like many 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



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,
And in our home we can't fit a lot!
A donation to our wishing well would be great,
But only if you wish to participate.



This collection of wedding invitation wording examples below are from www.kardella.com, they demonstrate fine invitation examples for any situation. Traditional wedding invitation wording for formal and informal weddings.

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