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How to write wedding invitations

So you're getting married, and you have your guest list sorted. Next on the agenda is to send out your wedding invitations. We are here to help you get the basics right and ensure that all the invites go off without a hitch before you get hitched.

Consider these questions:

Is your wedding going to be a formal and traditional day or a more informal one?

Who is hosting?

Remember the basics

Okay, we're going to take this slow which means we will start from the beginning. Having the names, location, date, dress code and time are all imperative to ensuring everyone gets the vital information for your big day. You need to ensure that every font is eligible and that there is no confusion on the invite.

Make sure you also include all of the additional information that your guests might need to know. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Gift registry

  • Dress code

  • Dietary requirements

  • Is it an Adult only event?

  • Music that will get you on the dance floor

How to RSVP

Traditionally, RSVPs are sent via mail, but these days things are done a little differently.

Having a wedding website for numerous reasons makes the most sense when it comes to RSVPs. On the website, you can have all of the information in case the invitation gets lost, access to the registry, and at a click of a button, you can disclose your availability. The Knot and Minted are personal favourites 💜

If you want to go old school, you can include an RSVP slip with a return address on it with the invitation! I generally choose to go with Vistaprint due to their pricing and quality.

Check, Check, and Triple Check

There is nothing worse than getting to the finish line only to realize that you have put the wrong year or spelled wedding wrong. The best way to avoid that is to make sure you go over the copy like a hawk. It can only take ten minutes, but it could save you hours and hours of extra work.

If you don't think your editing skills are up to the task, get a friend or relative to help. It always helps to have a second pair of eyes on your writing.

Examples of Wedding Invitations


Together with their families, Colin and Meghan are delighted to invite Mr and Mrs Callaghan to celebrate their marriage on Saturday, the 11th of December at 4:00 pm.

Monte Creek Winery

Followed by dinner, drinks and dancing. RSVP by October 22nd 2021.


Heather and Lisa Neal

John and Tina Fry invite you to share and celebrate the marriage of their children Sophia Emily and Samuel David.

Sunday, January 19th, 2022 at 2:00pm.

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Book your free consultation today and find out how we can assist in your big day.

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