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Invitation Wording & Inviting the Kids or not?

Invitation Wording & Inviting the kids or not

Lots of couples getting married these days have multiple families involved, they maybe have previous marriages themselves or split parents etc and therefore don’t necessarily want to use traditional wording from the Brides parents etc……
Use our guide below to help you word your wedding invitations:

Wedding given by brides parents
Mr and Mrs Phillip Moore
request the pleasure of your company/
request the company of ………..
at the marriage of their daughter
Anna to Mark Oldham
at Haworth Parish Church, Haworth
on Saturday 8th November 2014 at 2.30pm
and at the reception afterwards
at The White Lion Hotel

Wedding given by bride and groom
Anna Moore and Mark Oldham
request the pleasure of your company

Wedding given by jointly by parents of bride and groom
Mr and Mrs Phillip Moore
and
Mr and Mrs Joshua Oldham
request the pleasure of your company

Alternative informal wording
Mr and Mrs Phillip Moore
are delighted to invite __________________
to the marriage of their daughter
Anna to Mark Oldham
at Haworth Parish Church, Haworth
on Saturday 8th November 2014 at 2.30pm
and afterwards at The White Lion Hotel
(If wedding and reception is held at the same venue, simply end with
on Saturday 8th November 2014 at 2.30pm
at The White Lion Hotel
followed by dinner and evening reception)

Service of Blessing
Mr and Mrs Phillip Moore
request the pleasure of your company
at a Service of Blessing
following the marriage of their daughter
Anna to Mark Oldham…

Other wording
Evening Invitation
Mr and Mrs Phillip Moore are delighted to invite (guests name) to celebrate the marriage of their daughter Anne to Mark Oldham at The White Lion Hotel on Saturday 8th November 2014 at 7.00pm
(Evening Invitations should have the reply address on and remember to add Black tie if there is a dress code)

Reply Card
Your reply address should be included, so guests can post directly back to you. It is a very good idea to add a reply by date. You can have tick boxes so it is easy and quick for your guests to reply.
- Yes,I/we would love to come to your wedding
- Sorry, I/we will not be able to attend
If necessary you can also add other questions such as are you a vegetarian, or do you have any specific dietary requirements?

Guest Information
You may also want to add details on accommodation, the wedding list and directions to the venue to help your guests.
Accommodation
(list the Hotel’s name, address and telephone number, and perhaps room price so your guests have a wide choice)
eg: The Old Hall Hotel, Sun Street, Haworth, BD22 6JD T: 01535 123456 (from £30 per person)
Wedding List
(you should receive details of this from the store you have placed your list with ie tel. number, account name, availability)
eg: A wedding list is available at Debenhams from mid-March. Phone 0870 12345678 to locate your nearest store.
(If you feel uncomfortable mentioning gifts, you can always end with: Please do not feel obliged to buy a gift) or like many couples nowadays add a poem. We have plenty of poems if you get stuck – we seem to be collecting them!
Travel
(you should be able to get concise, easy-to-follow directions from the venue - remember to include road directions, and nearest British Rail Station and perhaps a map. It’s a good idea to also print the full address of the church and venue)
eg: The White Lion Hotel, Main Street, Haworth, BD22 6JT T: 01535 654321
Finally
(you can add contact number, normally the bride’s parents or the bride/groom, if the guests have any further questions - anything from dietary needs, to booking taxis, to arranging the delivery of a surprise gift)
eg: For any other information, please call Mrs Phillip Moore on 01535 123123

Invite the Kiddiewinks or not?
Lots of bride & grooms are limited to how many people they can invite to both the day & evening receptions and therefore, it’s a case of ‘you can’t invite everyone’ and someone has to be left off the list! Wording similar to ‘Due to limited numbers at the venue, we regret that children are unable to attend – many thanks for your understanding’

Sometimes the venue isn’t appropriate/suitable for children, in which case wording such as ‘Due to the nature of our venue, we regret we are unable to invite small children. Thank you for understanding’

Some couples simply don’t want a hugging load of kiddiewinkles running around their wedding reception, ruining the speeches and causing havoc! In which case you’d be ok with the wording ‘Make sure you get a babysitter as this is a child free do!’

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