Wedding Stationery Wording Examples

Listed below are wording samples for your invitation cards, reply cards, and wedding ceremony.
These quick-start samples are completely customizable and can be adjusted to suit your needs.

Formal Wording Invite + Reply

Parents Hosting

Ceremony + Reception Same Location
Mr. and Mrs. {Bride’s Parents Name} along with
Mr. and Mrs. {Groom’s Parents Name}
invite you to share in the joy as their children
{Bride’s Name and Groom’s Name}
exchange vows and start a new life together on
{Wedding Date}
at {Ceremony Time}
{Ceremony Location Name}
{Ceremony City, State}
Black Tie Formal

Couple Hosting

Ceremony + Reception Different Location
{Bride’s Name and Groom’s Name}
cordially invite you to share in their joy
as they exchange marriage vows
{Wedding Date}
at {Ceremony Time}
{Ceremony Location Name}
{Ceremony City, State}
Reception to follow at {Reception Time}
{Reception Location Name}
{Reception City, State}
Black Tie Formal

Parents + Couple Hosting

Ceremony + Reception Same Location
Together with their parents/families
{Bride’s Name and Groom’s Name}
invite you to share in the joy and celebration
as they exchange marriage vows on
{Wedding Date}
at {Ceremony Time}
{Ceremony Location Name}
{Ceremony City, State}
Reception to follow • Black Tie Formal

 

Divorced + Single+ Remarried
Parents Hosting

Ceremony + Reception Same Location
Mr. and Mrs. {Bride’s Married Parents Name} together
with Mr./Ms. {Bride’s Single Father/Mother Name}
along with
Mr. and Mrs. {Groom’s Parents Name}
invite you to share in the joy as their children
{Bride’s Name and Groom’s Name}
exchange vows and start a new life together on
{Wedding Date}
at {Ceremony Time}
{Ceremony Location Name}
{Ceremony City, State}
Reception to follow • Black Tie Formal

Reception + Reserved Seats

The favour of your reply is requested by
{Reply Date - at least a month before wedding}
M ______________________________________
We have reserved ____ number seats for you.
_______ Accepts with pleasure
_______ Declines with regret

Reception + Meal Selections

Répondez s'il vous plaît before
{Reply Date - at least a month before wedding}
M ______________________________________
Graciously Accepts, Number of Guests ______
Hotel ____________________________________
{Meal Choice 1} _______
{Meal Choice 2} _______
{Meal Choice 3} _______
Regretfully Declines ______


Informal Wording Invite + Reply Postcard

Parents + Couple Hosting

Ceremony + Reception Same Location
Together with their parents
{Bride’s Name and Groom’s Name}
invite you to help celebrate their wedding
{Wedding Date}
at {Ceremony Time}
{Ceremony Location Name}
{Ceremony City, State}
Dinner and Dancing to follow

Couple Hosting

Ceremony + Reception Different Location
{Bride’s Name and Groom’s Name}
joyfully invite you to celebrate with them
as they exchange marriage vows
{Wedding Date}
at {Ceremony Time}
{Ceremony Location Name}
{Ceremony City, State}
Dinner and Dancing to follow at
{Reception Time}
{Reception Location Name}
{Reception City, State}

Parents + Couple Hosting

Reception Only
Together with their parents
{Bride’s Name and Groom’s Name}
celebrate a new life together as they
exchange vows during a private ceremony on
{Wedding Date}
Join us for a wedding reception
following the ceremony
at {Reception Time}
{Reception Location Name}
{Reception City, State}

 

Reception + Reserved Seats

Left Side
RSVP by {Reply Date}
We have reserved ____ number seats for you.
M ______________________________________
_______ Yes, Can’t Wait _______ Sorry to Miss It

Right Side
(Space for stamp in upper right hand side)
Deliver to:
{Return Address}

Reception + Meal Selections

Left Side
Kindly respond by {Reply Date}
M ______________________________________
Accepts, Number of Guests ______
{Meal Choice 1} {Meal Choice 2} {Meal Choice 3}
Declines ______
Right Side
(Space for stamp in upper right hand side)
Deliver to:
{Return Address}

Wedding Weekend Events RSVP

Kindly respond by {Reply Date}
M ______________________________________
Hotel ___________________________________
Welcome Dinner {Date, Time}
Accepts ______ Declines ______
Wedding Ceremony + Reception {Date, Time}
Accepts ______ Declines ______
Post Wedding Brunch {Date, Time}
Accepts ______ Declines ______


Wedding Details

Wedding Weekend Events

Welcome Dinner/Drinks
{Date, Time} {Location} {Attire}
Wedding Day
{Date, Time} {Location} {Attire}
After Party
{Date, Time} {Location} {Attire}
Farewell Brunch
{Date, Time} {Location} {Attire}

More Information

ADULT-ONLY RECEPTIONS
Although we love your children, we regretfully cannot accommodate them at the venue due to restricted numbers.
HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
We have reserved a block of rooms at {Hotel Name, Address}. Please mention {Reservation Code/Name} when booking.
WEDDING WEBSITE
To RSVP online and for more wedding details,
please visit {Website URL}

Transportation Cards

For weddings with a large number of out-of-town guests and transportation is provided, be sure to share specific details of this service.

Transportation will be provided to and from the wedding ceremony and reception from the
{Hotel Name}. Shuttles will depart from the hotel lobby {Time - Minutes} prior to each event and return every {Time - Minutes} beginning at {Time AM/PM} .


Ceremony Wording Samples

Catholic Ceremony

WELCOME TO THE WEDDING OF
{Bride’s Name and Groom’s Name}
{Wedding Date}
{Ceremony Location Name, Ceremony City, State}
WEDDING PARTY
{Parents of the Bride, Parents of the Groom}
{Maid/Matron of Honor, Best Man}
{Bridesmaids, Groomsmen}
{Ring Bearer, Flower Girls}
THE CEREMONY
PRELUDE
{Song Name} Performed by {Performer’s Name and Song Name}
SEATING OF FAMILIES
ENTRANCE RITE
PROCESSIONAL
{Song Name} Performed by {Performer’s Name and Song Name}
ENTRANCE OF THE BRIDE
{Song Name} Performed by {Performer’s Name and Song Name}
OPENING PRAYER {Officiant Name}
LITURGY OF THE WORD
A READING from the Old Testament
{Bible Chapter Verse} {Reader’s Name}
A READING from the New Testament
{Bible Chapter Verse} {Reader’s Name}
GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
{Song Name} Performed by {Performer’s Name and Song Name}
GOSPEL READING
{Bible Chapter Verse} {Officiant Name}
HOMILY
RITE OF MARRIAGE
EXCHANGE OF VOWS
BLESSING and EXCHANGE OF RINGS
LIGHTING OF THE UNITY CANDLE
{Song Name} Performed by {Performer’s Name and Song Name}
PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL
SIGN OF PEACE
CONCLUDING RITE
THE LORD’S PRAYER
FINAL BLESSING
RECESSIONAL
{Song Name} Performed by {Performer’s Name and Song Name}

Christian Ceremony

WELCOME TO THE WEDDING OF
{Bride’s Name and Groom’s Name}
{Wedding Date}
{Ceremony Location Name}
{Ceremony City, State}
WEDDING PARTY
{Parents of the Bride}
{Parents of the Groom}
{Maid/Matron of Honor}
{Best Man}
{Bridesmaids}
{Ring Bearer}
{Groomsmen}
{Flower Girls}
ORDER OF SERVICE
THE ENTRANCE/PROCESSIONAL
{Song Name} Performed by {Performer’s Name and Song Name}
WELCOME
OPENING PRAYER
GIVING OF THE BRIDE AND GROOM
BIBLE READING
Read by {Reader’s Name}
SONG/BIBLE READING
Performed/Read by {Performer’s/Reader’s Name}
MESSAGE
EXCHANGING OF VOWS
EXCHANGING OF RINGS
THE KISS/PRESENTATION of the Bride and Groom
RECESSIONAL
Performed by {Performer’s Name and Song Name}