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Wedding invitation wording

If you're engaged and at the stage of planning wedding invitations, here's some advice on what they should say from magnetstreet.com

The wording on your invitation should correspond with the formality and style of your wedding.

From formal to casual, the wording should reflect the formality and tone you’d like to set.

Every wedding invitation should include these elements: hosts, couple getting married, time, date and location. Be inspired!

Choose wording that complements your situation, style, and spirit of your wedding.

General Tips

Check with your officiant/celebrant for style specifics but traditionally—​if a couple marries in a house of worship, the request line wording reads “request the honor”.

Words, dates, and numbers are typically spelled out, and the only abbreviations are Mr. and Mrs.

Punctuation is typically found only in the time, date or in the location. 

If the bride’s parents are hosting and the daughter shares their last name, it can be omitted from the invitation.

Steve Mummery has been authorised by the Attorney General to officiate marriages according to Australian law.  For reviews of his ceremonies, check his website at smcelebrant.com.au or facebook.com/smcelebrant/reviews.

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