Wording Guide

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 Hora
Saturday, June 22, 2014
Park City, Utah
Formal Invitation to follow

 

Tammy and Bradley
Are getting Married
save the date
August 18, 2014
Salt Lake City, Utah
Formal Invitation to follow
www.weddingwebsite.com

 

Save the Date!
Analisa Clarke
&
Mason James Joseph
are getting married
May 14th, 2014
Roslyn, New York
Formal Invitation to follow

 

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

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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.
     

EXAMPLES

Casual Invitation wording
Nicole Ashley Montaruli
and
Robert Eugene Giugliano

Together with our parents
Invite you to share with us
The joy of our marriage

On Saturday, the fifteenth day of February
Two thousand fourteen
At four-thirty in the afternoon

Jericho Terrace
249 Jericho Turnpike
Mineola, New York

Reception immediately following ceremony

02.15.2014

 


 

Casual Invitation wording
Together with their families
Amber Marie
and
Robert  Christensen
invite you to the celebration of their marriage
Saturday, May 14th, 2013, 5pm

Jericho Terrace
249 Jericho Turnpike
Mineola, New York

Reception to follow

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Casual Invitation wording
He asked + she said yes!
Erika Grant
and
Clark Party
Are getting married and
they ask you to join them
Saturday, May 14th, 2013 @ 4pm
Jericho Terrace
249 Jericho Turnpike
Mineola, New York

Dinner & Dancing to follow

 


 

When the bride's parents sponsor the wedding:
Mr. and Mrs. Todd Carr
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter
Kasey Lynn
to
Fred 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
Jericho Terrace
249 Jericho Turnpike
Mineola, New York

 


 

When the Brides Divorced and remarried parents sponsor:
Ms. Carrie Tucker
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob West
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter
Sabrina
to
Alex Harper
Son of Mr. and Mrs. John  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
Manti Utah Temple
135 West Gate Drive
Huntington, New York

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Including the Grooms parents as a sponsor:
Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Carlen
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 Happy
and
Mr. and Mrs. James Scott Cohn
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their children
Miss Sharon Happy
to
Mr. Jackson Cohn
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
Reception 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
OHEKA CASTLE
135 West Gate Drive
Huntington, New York
Dinner and dancing to follow

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Wedding 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, 2014 Name(s) ___________________________ ____ can’t wait! _____ number attending
Please initials your choice: ____Poultry ____Fish ____Vegetarian _____ will be there in spirit

We have reserved two seats in your honor. Kindly respond on or before June 16, 2014
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

 


 

Wedding 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 seating and other wedding events.

Dinner and dancing to follow

 


Wedding Thank You Card

EXAMPLE:

 

Our wedding was truly a wonderful day full of happiness and unforgettable moments,

you brought joy to our day, warmth to our hearts and happiness to our lives.

Your generosity and good wishes are greatly appreciated.

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Love Nicole and Rob


 

Bar Mitzvah Card

 

EXAMPLE:

WITH MUCH PRIDE AND LOVE
WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US
WHEN OUR SON


RYAN MILLS

IS CALLED TO THE TORAH AS A BAR MITZVAH

 

SATURDAY, THE SEVENTH OF JUNE
TWO THOUSAND AND FOURTEEN
HALF PAST TEN O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING
WOODLANDS COMMUNITY TEMPLE
50 WORTHINGTON ROAD
WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK

CELEBRATION FOLLOWS AT OUR HOME - CASUAL DRESS
20 APPLE ROAD, ARDSLEY
RICHARD AND MADELYN STEIN

 


 

Bat Mitzvah Card

 

EXAMPLE:

WITH MUCH PRIDE AND LOVE
WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US
WHEN OUR DAUGHTER


SHERYL DIANN

IS CALLED TO THE TORAH AS A BAT MITZVAH

 

SATURDAY, THE SEVENTH OF JUNE
TWO THOUSAND AND FOURTEEN
HALF PAST TEN O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING
WOODLANDS COMMUNITY TEMPLE
50 WORTHINGTON ROAD
WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK

CELEBRATION FOLLOWS AT OUR HOME - CASUAL DRESS
20 APPLE ROAD, ARDSLEY
RICHARD AND MADELYN STEIN

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Holiday Card

 

EXAMPLE:

WARMEST WISHES FOR
HAPPY HOLIDAYS
AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR


WITH ALL BEST WISHES
FOR A JOYOUS SEASON
AND A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR


WISHING YOU JOY AND PEACE
AT THE HOLIDAYS AND
THROUGHOUT THE NEW YEAR


WISHING YOU A SEASON
FILLED WITH WARM MOMENTS
AND CHERISHED MEMORIES


MAY THIS JOYOUS SEASON
BRING YOU PEACE, HEALTH,
AND HAPPINESS
THROUGHOUT THE COMING YEAR


WISHING YOU A
BEAUTIFUL HOLIDAY AND A
NEW YEAR OF PEACE
AND HAPPINESS


WARMEST THOUGHTS AND
BEST WISHES
FOR A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY
AND A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR


 THE GIFT OF LOVE,
THE GIFT OF PEACE
THE GIFT OF HAPPINESS...
MAY THESE BE YOURS
THIS HOLIDAY SEASON 


WISHING YOU PEACE, LOVE,
AND LAUGHTER
THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
AND THROUGHOUT THE COMING YEAR 


WARMEST THOUGHTS AND BEST WISHES
FOR A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY AND A VERY
HAPPY NEW YEAR 


 WISHING YOU HEALTH AND HAPPINESS
THIS HOLIDAY SEASON AND IN THE YEAR TO COME! 


WISHING YOU
THE JOY OF FAMILY,
THE HAPPINESS OF FRIENDS,
AND THE WONDER
OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON. 

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