Wedding and Evening Invitation Wording.....

Wedding invitations are traditionally sent by the bride's parents but nowadays invitations may be from single parents, divorced parents or the couple themselves. Whatever your circumstances, the appropriate wording for your wedding can be arranged or if you prefer, you can choose your own wording.
There are some suggestions below and they can be altered to be formal or informal. Guest names can be printed for a small extra charge.

As a guide, wedding invitations should include these details:

Wedding Invitation - Formal - Parents Hosting

Mr and Mrs David Messenger

request the pleasure of the company of

......................................................

to celebrate the marriage of their daughter

Samantha Amy
to
Matthew John Watkins

at
 St. John's Church, Clifton
on
 Saturday 7th September 2013
at 2.30pm

and afterwards at
The Black Horse Inn, Clifton

RSVP by 20th July 2013
109 New Street
Clifton
Brighouse
West Yorkshire
HD6 4HN


Wedding Invitation - Informal - Parents Hosting

David and Susan Messenger

would like

James and Hannah

to join them to celebrate
the marriage of their daughter

Hosted by divorced parents

Mr David Messenger and Mrs Susan Williams
request the pleasure of the company of.....

Hosted by the mother of the bride (widowed or divorced)

Mrs Susan Messenger
requests the pleasure of the company of.....
at the marriage of her daughter

Hosted by the father of the bride (widowed or divorced)

Mr David Messenger
requests the pleasure of the company of.....
at the marriage of his daughter

Hosted by the mother of the bride and step-father

Mr and Mrs Stephen Williams
request the pleasure of the company of.....
at the marriage of her daughter

Hosted by the father of the bride and step-mother

Mr and Mrs David Messenger
request the pleasure of the company of.....
at the marriage of his daughter

 

If the ceremony and the reception are in the same place.....

As you don't need to add details of another venue you can add a note to let guests know what to expect after the ceremony

.....followed by a reception dinner and dance
.....followed by a reception in the Wellington Suite

 

Wedding Invitation - Formal - Bride and Groom Hosting

Mr Matthew John Watkins
and
Miss Samantha Amy Messenger

request the pleasure of the company of

......................................................

to celebrate their marriage

at
 The Black Horse Inn, Clifton
on
 Saturday 7th September 2013
at 2.30pm

The reception afterwards will be held in
The Wellington Suite

RSVP by 20th July 2013
109 New Street
Clifton
Brighouse
West Yorkshire
HD6 4HN


Wedding Invitation - Informal - Bride and Groom  Hosting

Matthew Watkins
and
Samantha Messenger

would like

James and Hannah

to join them to celebrate their marriage

Hosted by the bride and groom along with their parents

Together with their parents

Matthew Watkins
and
Samantha Messenger

request the pleasure of the company of.....

 

Hosted by both sets of parents

Mr and Mrs David Messenger
and
Mr and Mrs Stephen Watkins

request the pleasure of the company of.....

at the marriage of 

Samantha Amy
to
Matthew John

 

Hosted by groom's parents

Mr and Mrs Stephen Watkins

request the pleasure of the company of.....

at the marriage of 

Matthew John
to
Samantha Amy Messenger

Reception only Invitation - Formal - Parents Hosting

Mr and Mrs David Messenger

request the pleasure of the company of

......................................................

at a reception
to celebrate the marriage of their daughter

Samantha Amy
to
Matthew John Watkins

at
 The Black Horse Inn, Clifton
on
 Saturday 7th September 2013
at 4.00pm

RSVP by 20th July 2013
109 New Street
Clifton
Brighouse
West Yorkshire
HD6 4HN

Evening Invitation - Formal - Parents Hosting

Mr and Mrs David Messenger

request the pleasure of the company of

......................................................

at the evening reception
to celebrate the marriage of their daughter

Samantha Amy
to
Matthew John Watkins

at
 The Black Horse Inn, Clifton
on
 Saturday 7th September 2013
at 4.00pm

RSVP by 20th July 2013
109 New Street
Clifton
Brighouse
West Yorkshire
HD6 4HN

Save the Date Wording.....

Wedding invitations are usually sent out about 3 months before the wedding but you may want to notify your guests in advance especially if your wedding coincides with a holiday period.

These can be made in card form or as magnets (stuck to the fridge they have no excuse for forgetting the date!)

Save the Date

We are getting married

on Saturday the 7th September 2013

and would love you to be there.

Invitation to follow.

Samantha Messenger
and
Matthew Watkins

Samantha Messenger
and
Matthew Watkins 

are delighted to announce
that they will be getting married on

Saturday 7th September 2013

Please Save the Date

Invitation to follow

Reply Card Wording.....

Traditionally, reply cards are sent to the wedding hosts but sometimes it is more convenient to have the replies sent to the organiser. This may be the wedding planner, the bride and groom or their parents.

You can also use the reply card to ask questions. You may need to know about dietary requirements or ask for a tune they would like played during the evening. This information can be added to the back if necessary.

Thank you for your kind invitation.

I/we will/will not be able
to attend your wedding

on Saturday 7th September 2013

From: .................................................................

Dietary requirements: .....................................

Thank you for your kind invitation

to Samantha and Matthew's wedding

on Saturday 7th September 2013

which I/we will be

able/unable to accept.


From: .............................................................

Information Card Wording.....

Information cards are a useful way of providing your guests with information that cannot be added to the invitation. A menu option card can also be made.

Venue
The Black Horse Inn
Westgate, Clifton, Brighouse, West Yorkshire, HD6 4HJ
Tel: 01484 713862

Directions
Travelling from Leeds/Bradford Westbound on the M62.
Exit motorway at Junction 25 Brighouse/Huddersfield.
At the roundabout turn right signposted Brighouse.
Travelling from Manchester Eastbound on the M62
Exit motorway at Junction 25 Brighouse/Huddersfield.
At the roundabout turn left signposted Brighouse.
As soon as you leave the roundabout move into the right-hand
lane of the dual
carriageway. Take the first right, signposted Clifton. As you climb the hill, the Holiday Inn will be on your left.
Follow the road into the village and The Black Horse Inn
is on the left, with the car park at the T junction.

  Room Availability
There are rooms reserved at a discounted rate for guests who wish to stay overnight.
Please quote Messenger-Watkins Wedding 20/9/08 to get the discounted rate.

  Children
Unfortunately, due to number restrictions at The Inn, children are unable to be accommodated at either the ceremony or evening celebration.

  Gift List
Your presence is requested and gifts are not expected, but if you do desire to present the Bride and Groom with a gift, then Thomas Cook Travel Vouchers would be gratefully received.

 

Topics that can be covered are:

Venues: The contact details for the ceremony and reception can be useful if your guests want to ask any questions or book accommodation.

Accommodation: A list of local hotels and B&B's and/or details of any special rates you have negotiated with your venue.

Directions: Directions to your venue and between your venue and reception are always helpful, especially for guests travelling from further afield. You may also want to include parking facilities.

Transport: Details of any transport you are providing.

Gifts: Details of where your wedding gift list is held or if you are requesting money or a different donation.

Children: A subject to address if you are unable to accommodate children or do not want children to attend your wedding. A carefully worded note on the information card will inform your guests of your wishes without offending (Example 1: We regret that we are unable to accommodate children at our wedding. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Example 2: Unfortunately, due to venue restrictions we are unable to invite children.)

Dress Code: This can be included if there are strict rules at your venue or if you choose black tie or a specific theme.

What to bring: This is useful if you are getting married abroad or if you are organising specific events.

The Weekend: If you are organising a weekend of celebrations, get your guests in the mood and let them know what to expect.

Order of Service Wording.....

An Order of service refers to the card given out at religious wedding ceremonies. They contain details of the order and content of the ceremony.

You are responsible for ensuring that you have the permission to use any material included in your order of service (i.e. poems, hymns and readings)

As a guide, an order of service usually includes details of the:

Order of Service 
(front of insert)

 

 

St. John's Church
Clifton

 

 


Order of Service


for the marriage of


Samantha Amy Messenger
and
Matthew John Watkins

 

 

Saturday 7th September 2013
at 2.30pm

 

 

Order of Service 
(inside left of insert)

BRIDAL MARCH "Lohengrin".........................Wagner

HYMN

The Lord's my shepherd, I'll not want
He makes me down to lie
In pastures green; He leadeth me
The quiet waters by.

My soul He doth restore again,
And me to walk doth make
Within the paths of righteousness
Ev'n for His own name's sake.

Yea though I walk in death's dark vale
Yet will I fear no ill;
For Thou art with me; and Thy rod
And staff me comfort still.

My table Thou hast furnished
In presence of my foes;
My head Thou dost with oil anoint,
And my cup overflows.

Goodness and mercy all my life
Shall surely follow me;
And in God's house for evermore
My dwelling place shall be.

THE MARRIAGE

Conducted by Rev Michael Wood

Order of Service 
(inside right of insert)

PRAYER (optional)

READING (optional)

BLESSING (optional)

HYMN

O perfect Love, all human thought transcending,
Lowly we kneel in prayer before Thy throne,
That theirs may be the love which knows no ending,
Whom Thou for evermore dost join in one.

O perfect Life, be Thou their full assurance,
Of tender charity and steadfast faith,
Of patient hope, and quiet brave endurance,
With childlike trust that fears nor pain nor death.

Grant them the joy which brightens earthly sorrow,
Grant them the peace which calms all earthly strife,
And to life's day the glorious unknown morrow
That dawns upon eternal love and life.

READING (optional)

SIGNING OF THE REGISTER

jesu joy of man's desiring...................bach

WEDDING MARCH...........................Mendelssohn

Order of the Day Wording.....

An Order of the Day refers to the timetable for the day. It is usually given out at civil ceremonies and can include details of the ceremony.

You are responsible for ensuring that you have the permission to use any material included in your order of service (i.e. poems, hymns and readings)

As a guide, an order of the day usually includes details of:

If you want to include details of the ceremony you might include:

Order of the Day 
(front of insert)

The Black Horse Inn
Clifton

 


Order of the Day


for the marriage of


Samantha Amy Messenger
and
Matthew John Watkins

 

 

Saturday 7th September 2013
at 2.30pm

 

Order of the Day 
(inside right of insert)

 

Order of the Day

      

      2.30pm          Wedding Ceremony

      3.00pm          Photographs

      4.00pm          Drinks

      4.30pm          Dinner, Speeches and Toasts

      7.00pm          Evening Reception with Dancing

      9.45pm          Evening Buffet

     11.30pm         Bride and Groom leave Reception

                             Carriages at midnight

 

 

 

Menu Wording.....

The menu can be a single layer or an opening card like the order of service. It should state what is on offer for each course, including a vegetarian option if relevant.

As a guide it should contain:

Menu 
(front of insert)

The Black Horse Inn
Clifton

 


Order of the Day


for the marriage of


Samantha Amy Messenger
and
Matthew John Watkins

 

 

Saturday 7th September 2013
at 2.30pm

 

Menu
(inside right of insert)

Menu

Rose of Honeydew Melon
fresh Berry Compote and
Homemade Sorbet

*

Roast Loin of Pork
with Bramley Apple Sauce
and Seasoning

V Caramelised Shallot Tatin
with Goats Cheese, Roast
Jerusalem Artichoke, Leek Fondue

*

Red Berry Cheesecake
with Creme Chantilly
and Fruit Coulis

*

Freshly Ground Coffee or Tea
with Homemade Fudge

Thank You Card Wording.....

Thank you cards can be left blank so you can write your own personal message or they can be printed with your message.

We would like to thank you for sharing our special day with us.

Your presence helped to make it a truly memorable day for both of us.

Thank you for your contribution towards our honeymoon.

We had a lovely trip and couldn't have asked for a better present.

Samantha and Matthew

Thank you for sharing our wedding day
and helping to make it so special.

We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

And thank you for the lovely gift.
It is much appreciated.

Samantha and Matthew