The following are suggestions on how you can word an invitation if the invitation is coming from the Bride and Groom. This is normally the case when the Bride and Groom are paying for most of the wedding their selves or when family politics such as a bitter divorce means mentioning the parents is best avoided for fear of upset.

There is a mixture of including church ceremonies and the venue hosting the marriage ceremony, you should add or exclude these details as is appropriate.

If an rsvp is being enclosed it may not be necessary to mention the rsvp section as those details may be on the separate RSVP.

Example 1.
Guest(s) name(s)
Bride’s name
and
Groom’s name
request the pleasure of your company to celebrate their marriage
on Day Date, Month, Year
at Name of Venue at time

Please RSVP by Date
Name and address of who to send it to and where

Example 2.
Bride’s name
and
Groom’s name
Request the pleasure of the company of
Guest(s) names(s)
To attend their wedding and reception
to be celebrated at Time, Day, Date, Month, Year at Venue

Please RSVP by Date
Name and address of who to send it to and where

Example 3.
Bride’s name and Groom’s name

Request the pleasure of the company of
Guest(s) name(s)
on their wedding day.

At Venue, Road, Town/City

On Saturday 10th September 2011 at 1pm

Reception to follow at Venue, Road, Town or city

We would be honoured to have you with us on our wedding day
Please RSVP by August 10th 2011
Name and address of who to send it to and where

Example 4.
Bride’s name
and
Groom’s name
Would like to invite
Guest(s) name(s)
To join them at their wedding ceremony
On Day, Date, Month, Year at Time
Church Name
Church Address
Followed by drinks, dinner and dancing at
Venue Name
Venue Address