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19 Wedding Invitation Wording Examples for Casual and Formal Themes!

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Wedding invitation wording is the first element of your wedding, that your guests see. So, it has to represent your wedding strongly. And it has to be a part of your wedding theme as well. Unique wedding invitation wording is the most important aspect of the wedding card because it holds equal importance as any other wedding arrangement. Luckily, a wedding invitation message is not complicated. And it is straight and simple. So, we have some unique marriage invitation message wording ideas for you. Whether your wedding is formal or casual, we have the perfect invitation for a wedding. So, as we also know wedding cards matter.

Listed below are trendy invitation card for wedding:

Parts of wedding invitation wording include:

  1. Host
  2. Request to come to the wedding.
  3. Name of the bride and groom
  4. Date and time
  5. Location
  6. Wedding ceremony
  7. Reception

Listed below are some of the best formal or casual wedding invitation wording ideas:

Who’s Hosting (Wedding Invitation Wording for Host)

In Indian culture, it’s mostly the bride’s parents who host the wedding reception. Times are changing and today we have wedding receptions hosted by the couple itself. There are also instances where both, bride’s and groom’s parents host together. Anyway, we have got you covered.

1. Bride’s Parents Hosting

a. Mr & Mrs Saurabh Mishra

Request the honor of your presence

For the wedding of their beloved daughter

Eema Mishra


Harsh Balani

Son of Mr & Mrs Kulkarni

b. Mr. Saurabh Mishra & Mrs Seba Mishra

Invite you to the wedding of their beloved daughter

Eema Mishra


Harsh Balani

Son of jigar & Rtu Kulkarni

floral wedding card, brides parents hosting

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Celebrate Dream Wedding

2. Groom’s Parents Hosting

Groom’s parents ‘ hosting wedding invitation wording will be similar to the bride’s format. Since the groom’s parents are two of the most important people at the wedding, their name as well as to be properly written.  So, here are a few examples.

a. Mr. and Mrs. Leo Francis

Request the honor of your presence

At the marriage of

Elizabeth Lindsey

To their son

Edward Michael Francis

b. Mr. and Mrs. David Potter

Request the honor of your presence

At the marriage of their son

Brayden Potter


Isabella Young

black background wedding card

blue and white wedding card image

3. Couple Hosting

a. Together with their parents

Eema Mishra


Harsh Balani

Request the honor of your presence

b. “never marry the one you can live with, marry the one you cannot live without”

Eema Mishra


Harsh Balani

Invite you to share the joy and celebration of their marriage

floral wedding card image

wedding invitation wording for couple hosting
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4. Including Deceased Parents/Grandparents

a. With the blessing of late

Mr & Mrs. Mishra

Eema Mishra


Harsh Balani

Invite you to the biggest day of their lives

b. Mr. & Mrs. Bobby Gross and

Mr. Tom Parks & the late Mrs. Tina Parks

Request the honor of your company

At the marriage of their children

Lisa Gross


Harry Parks

Including Deceased Parents/Grandparents

Including Deceased Parents/Grandparents 2

5. Both Sides of Parents with Bride and Groom

a. Mr & Mrs. Mishra


 Mr & Mrs. Kulkarni

Request your presence

For the wedding reception of their children

Harsh balani


Eema Mishra

b. The Shelton and Sherman families

Joyfully invite you to the marriage of

Sara Shelton


John Byrne

Both Side of Parents with Bride and Groom

Both Side of Parents with Bride and Groom

Request Line

The request line of the wedding invitation message decides whether your approach is formal or casual. A unique wedding invitation wording would be to go with neutrals. So normally when the parents are the host, it’s formal but when the couple is hosting their own wedding, it can be casual and formal. Still, it’s your big day. So, we suggest you go with whatever you think sounds right.

1. Formal:

The pleasure of your company

The honor of your presence

Cordially invited to celebrate the wedding

The honor of your company

The pleasure of your company

To be present at the ceremony uniting

2. Casual:

Invite you to celebrate

Invite you to share the joy

Would love for you to join

To witness the lovely couple’s marriage

To share moments of the best day of their lives

Join us in celebrating the wedding

Formal Request Line

Casual Request Line

The Name of the Couple

Even if the bride and the groom aren’t hosting, they nevertheless take the centre stage when it comes to wedding invitation wording. Their names should at least be double the size of other text. The couple’s name should be in a different font in front of other wedding invitation wording.

So, formally, the name of the bride is written first. This includes her middle name or surname. Irrespective of whether the couple is hosting or the bride’s parents. If the groom’s parents are hosting, then it’s appropriate to mention the groom’s name first. Nevertheless, any name can be put first if the couple is hosting and the wedding card is casual. So it obviously depends on what kind of a wedding invitation message you are planning to give, casual or formal.

The Name of the Couple 1

The Name of the Couple 2

Date & Time

A formal marriage invitation message will always have the date and time written out in full. In other words, no numerals. For example,

a. Fifth October,

8 O’clock in the night, Followed by Dinner.

If your marriage invitation message is more casual, then numerical font can add an extra touch. For example,

b. 5th October 2020

8 pm Followed by Reception/Dinner.

Pro Tip: Take special care about grammar

Date & Time 1

Date & Time 2


It is very important to mention the location correctly. Mostly in Indian weddings, there is marriage and then reception. Even after being location being important information, many people still don’t pay much attention to this particular information’s design and wording idea.  Since the invitation card is aimed at providing details, you can add the reception details in a separate card or include it in the same. You can write, for example,

a. Wedding ceremony followed by dinner at XYZ


b. Wedding ceremony, 3 pm at XYZ

Followed by a reception, 8 pm onwards at ABC

It is of utmost importance that you keep or wedding card message as clear as possible.

Location 1

Location 2


A logo adds aesthetics to the wedding invitation message hence it’s a necessity and everybody has it these days. Initials of the bride and groom placed on the top of the card in a calligraphic way are the real showstopper. According to your marriage invitation message, casual or formal, you can decide what the logo looks like. It’s always smart to maintain a color theme.

Logo 1

Logo 2

Pro Tip: Recheck your sentences and format before printing

Starting with God’s Name / Blessings

Since India is a diverse country and marriage is an auspicious function, many families, Hindu, Christian, or Muslim begin the wedding invitation wording with something religious. Nowadays people also add religious signs at the top or start of their card instead of an entire sentence. These little details look great if highlighted with metallic colors. As a result of this, your wedding invitation will surely be loved by everyone when your guests will see it.

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Wedding Invitation wording might seem a simple thing to do. But it is the most important part of wedding planning. Since a marriage invitation card is the first thing that you give your guest, you must design your wedding invitation in the best possible way. Your wedding theme goes parallel with your wedding invitation message. Since it is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, you must have everything perfect even the wedding invitation wording.

Starting with God’s Name Blessings 1

Starting with God’s Name Blessings 2

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