Wording & Style

Wedding invitation wording reflects the tone of your wedding. Whether your wedding is formal or informal basic wedding invitation etiquette applies. While traditional wording remains popular, modern and one-of-a-kind wording creates a unique wedding invitation. If you would like to create your own wording it is good to observe wedding invitation etiquette as a guide. We are here to help you with any queries about how to word your wedding invitation and include some samples.


  • The very first line is the host line. Tradition would have it that the brides parents would take this line (regardless of financial contribution). Modern wording would have the couples hosting followed by a line “together with their parents”. Wedding invitation phrasing is written in the third person.
  • Punctuation is not used at the ends of lines (commas, periods, colons, etc.); however, commas are used within address & date lines
  • If you are spelling out the day, date & year on your wedding invitation then times are also spelled out.
  • Try to avoid abbreviations for place names, County, Road, Street, Avenue - these words should be spelt out.
  • Only proper nouns are capitalized - names of people and places, cities, counties, name of the day of the week, month name, etc. Exceptions to this are the year line if choosing to spell out the dates. "Two thousand" or where the noun is the beginning of a new sentence or thought "T" in "The favour of a reply is requested" or "Reception to follow"