We have created this wording guide to help you when you aren’t sure what to say.

Just remember that it is your day and you can say whatever you would like, this guide is simply to help you

figure out what is best. If you have any questions just ask, we are happy to help.

SAVE THE DATE

WHEN TO SEND
For destination weddings: Aim to send your Save the Dates out 6 – 8 months prior to your date to allow your guests

time to make travel arrangements. For Local weddings: save the dates are often sent 4 – 5 months before.

 

EXAMPLES
 

Please save the date
to celebrate the marriage of
Anna Marie Smith
and
Clark Dean Tucker
Saturday, June 22, 2016
Park City, Utah
Formal Invitation to follow

 

Tammy and Donavan
Are getting Married
save the date
August 18, 2016
Salt Lake City, Utah
Formal Invitation to follow
www.weddingwebsite.com

 

Save the Date!
Analisa Clarke
&
Mason James Rearden
are getting married
May 14th, 2016
Honolulu, Hawaii
Formal Invitation to follow

 

He asked … she said Yes!
Ashley and Tommy
will tie the knot!
April 28th, 2014
Houston, Texas
Invitation to follow

 

WEDDING INVITATIONS OR ANNOUNCEMENTS

WHEN TO SEND
For local weddings, aim to send out your invitations 4-6 weeks before your wedding.

For destination weddings, aim at sending them 12 weeks in advance.

 

GUIDELINES
Typically the person who is hosting the wedding would go first, whether it be the bride’s parents,

the groom’s parents or both sets.


The use of “request the pleasure of your company“ is used when the ceremony is located at a secular venue while

“request the honor of your presence” is used when the ceremony is located at a Religious Venue


Dates and Times on your invitations are traditionally spelled out however for a more modern look you may choose to use numbers. I.E. Saturday, the twenty-second of February, Two Thousand Fourteen or Saturday 02.22.14.

In regards to the time, note that between 12 noon and 5:30 pm is considered the afternoon and any from 6:00 pm or later

would be considered the evening. If the time falls on a half hour the proper way to word it would be “half after four o’clock.”
When referencing an address be sure to spell out all abbreviations (Street, Road, Avenue, Crescent etc.), as well as City, State and County names. Postal/Zip codes should not be listed, zip codes are for the purpose of sending a mail piece so they are not necessary to include when you have text for an invitation.


EXAMPLES


Casual Invitation wording


Together with their families
Amber Marie
and
Jackson Christensen
invite you to the celebration of their marriage
Saturday, May 14th, 2013, 5pm
The Bell Room
12 East Center Street
Provo, UTAH
Merriment to follow

 

He asked + she said yes!
Erika Andersen
and
Clark Smith
Are getting married and
they ask you to join them
Saturday, May 14th, 2013 at 4pm
Thanksgiving Point
Lehi, Utah
Dinner & Dancing to follow

 

When the bride’s parents sponsor the wedding:
 

Mr. and Mrs. Todd Matthews
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter
Kasey Lynn
to
Spencer Kelley
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Kelley
Saturday, the twenty-second of February
Two Thousand Fourteen
at four o’clock in the afternoon
at the
Salt Lake City Temple
You are invited to join them as the celebrate
At a reception located at
Sleepy Ridge Golf Course
Orem, Utah

 

When the Brides Divorced and remarried parents sponsor:


Ms. Carrie Tanner
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Westwood
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter
Sabrina
to
Alex Harper
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Broc Harper
Saturday, the twenty-second of February
Two Thousand Fourteen
In the
Manti Utah Temple
Please join us for the reception held in their honor
From 7:00 to 9:00 pm
At the Main Street Church House
Manti Utah

 

Including the Grooms parents as a sponsor:


Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Hunter
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Odette Claire
to
Oliver Temple
son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Temple
Saturday, the twenty-third of June
two thousand and twelve
at half-past four o’clock
The Presidio Interfaith Chapel
130 Fisher Loop
San Francisco, California

 

When both the bride and groom’s parents sponsor the wedding:


Mr. and Mrs. Robert Michael Richards
and
Mr. and Mrs. James Scott O’neil
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their children
Miss Sharon Richards
to
Mr. Jackson O’neill
Saturday, August 11th, 2013 at 5 o’clock pm
The Presidio Interfaith Chapel
130 Fisher Loop
San Francisco, California

 

When both the bride and groom’s parents sponsor the wedding and there is a divorced set:


Ms. Elaine Robbins
Mr. Bradley Benson
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter
Marissa Benson
to
Graham Cabrera
Saturday, the twenty-seventh of April
two thousand and thirteen
at three o’clock in the afternoon
Arts Incubator Event Loft
115 West 18th Street Kansas City, Missouri
Merriment to follow

 

When both parents sponsor and there is a Widowed parents:


Mrs. Martha Bowen and
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Manning
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their children
Kaitlyn Bowen
daughter of Mrs. Bowen and the late Christian Bowen
and
Spencer Manning
Saturday, the sixteenth of March
two thousand thirteen
at half past three in the afternoon
Arts Incubator Event Loft
115 W. 18th Street
Kansas, Missouri
Dinner and dancing to follow

 

RESPONSE CARD

GUIDELINES


We suggest to set a response date that is about 4 weeks out from your wedding date to provide your

venue & caterers with an approximate headcount.


R.S.V.P. non return – This can be placed on the Invitation in the lower left corner where you can also include the

email address or website to respond. I.E “ RSVP and more details: www.yourweddingwebsite.com”.


If using a Separate RSVP Card: You may choose to include a smaller RSVP card with your invitations to get an accurate headcount and meal preferences. Also be sure to include a self-addressed and stamped return envelope for easy returns from your guests. Also see our gallery for more wording and design examples.


When referencing an address be sure to spell out all abbreviations (Street, Road, Avenue, Crescent etc.),

as well as City, State and County names. Postal/Zip codes should not be listed.


EXAMPLES


We look forward to celebrating with you.
The favor of reply is requested by June 16, 2017
Name(s) ___________________________
____ can’t wait! _____ number attending
_____ will be there in spirit
Please initials your choice: ____Poultry ____Fish ____Vegetarian

 

 

We have reserved ___ seats in your honor.
Kindly respond on or before June 16, 2017
M___________________________
{ } Accept with pleasure
{ } Decline with regret

 

 

We look forward to celebrating with you!
Please respond by the fifteenth of May
Name(s) ________________________
_____ happily accepts
_____ number attending
_____sadly declines

 


INSERT CARD

Insert cards are a great way to provide your guests with more information regarding the Reception location

(If the ceremony and reception are held at the same venue, it is okay to place “Reception to follow” at the bottom of your invitation), directions/maps, accommodation information.

Insert cards are also great for providing some of your guests to other related wedding events and schedules such as welcome dinners, luncheons, temple sealings and other wedding events.

If you have any questions about wording or formating for your insert or information cards please don't hesitate to ask for help, we are happy to guide you throughout the process.

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