Wording your wedding invites can be tricky – who should they be from, what should they say, and how should you say it?

If you’re planning a formal wedding where your parents are paying for everything, it’s traditional for invites to be sent from them, but with more couples contributing to their big day themselves, this can feel outdated. You don’t have to use traditional language, either – if “requesting the pleasure of your company” doesn’t feel in-keeping with your day, then don’t be afraid to choose something less formal.

Here’s our suggestion for a relaxed wedding when both families and the couple themselves have contributed to the wedding costs. It’s simple and straightforward but still a bit romantic, and does a good job of including all the family!

Together with their wonderful parents

[Your names here]

Are delighted to invite

[Guests’ names here]

To celebrate their love, friendship and marriage

[Date, time and venue here]

Followed by dinner and dancing

If you want to make it a little more formal, try:

Together with their families

[Your names here]

Invite you to celebrate their marriage

On [date here]

At [venue here]

At [] o’clock in the afternoon

Followed by dinner and dancing

This also avoids the need to write in guests’ names – great if you and your fiancé don’t have the neatest handwriting!

How are you wording your wedding invites, and what have you found most difficult? Tell us in the comments section below.

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