Wedding invitation wordings for 2018

Image credit Jo Bradbury Photography. Illustration by Amy Swann. Featured on Love My Dress

The internet is far from perfect. Google for inspiration for wedding invitation wordings and you’ll find advice from 2007 alongside recommendations from 2017. And when you read some of those old fashioned wordings you could be forgiven for thinking that’s how everyone’s writing their invites.

You couldn’t be more wrong.

Captured by Brightside Photography, with illustration by Amy Swann and featured on B.Loved Blog

Just as wedding dress styles have changed in the last decade, so have invitations.

“Mr & Mrs Smith request the pleasure of your company for the marriage of their daughter…” is falling by the wayside along with stretchy white chair covers and mason jars.

Modern brides and grooms are choosing their own wordings, and sending invites which sound brilliantly personal, friendly and real.

Image credit Jenny Heyworth Photography for Aspire. Styling by White Feather & Co.

So forget about writing to your friends to request the pleasure of their company and send invites which are more you.

Try these wedding invitation wordings for size:

Emily & Joshua
are getting married
and would love
you to join them
at [venue]
on [date]
at [time]

Emily & Joshua
joyfully invite you
to their wedding
at [venue]
on [date]
at [time]

Together with their families,
Emily & Joshua
invite you to join them
for their wedding
at [venue]
on [date] at [time]

Short & sweet is definitely the way forward for wedding invitation wordings. If you’re considering handwritten calligraphy invites, then a shorter wording will make them really affordable too!

Image credit Jenny Heyworth Photography for Aspire. Styling by White Feather & Co.

Simple, friendly wordings alleviate any pressure to mention your hosts by name – an especially thorny issue if your parents have remarried.

Keeping your printed wordings simple doesn’t mean you’re giving guests less information – all you need is a wedding website where you can share as much information as you like – from RSVPing online to accommodation lists, timings, taxi companies and even the story of how you met.

Photo credit Amanda Karen Photography Featured on the English Wedding Blog

I just love that wedding invites in 2018 are heading for simple design-led styles. And by pairing your printed invites with a simple website you can share ten times the information you’d ever have seen in a pocketfold invitation back in 2007!

Image credit Photography by Kathryn

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