Wedding Stationery Wording

Choosing the correct wording for your wedding invitation and stationery can be tricky. Our wedding wording guide aims to give  inspiration and answers to common quandaries. 


Choosing the perfect wedding stationery to reflect you both, and to set the scene for your day is important. Arguably the actual invitation and stationery wording equally as important, if not the most important part of your invitation. Choosing the right wording for you can vary depending on a few factors including: 

Mustard and Gray Betchcott Wedding Stationery Collection - Geometric Modern clean design wedding invitationHow formal your celebration will be 

Who is ‘hosting’ your wedding 

How traditional you are

To help you in choosing the perfect wording for your wedding invitation and stationery suite (including save the dates, RSVP response cards and gift list wording and dress codes).


We have also included a handy etiquette guide if you want to make sure your stationery holds with tradition.   

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Regardless of the style of your wedding, or the degree of formality important to you, there are some elements in the wording of your wedding stationery you must be sure to include. On an invitation, for example, you must be sure to include:

  • Names of the bride’s parents or other 'hosts'

  • First name and surname of the couple 

  • Where the ceremony is being held

  • Date, month and year of the wedding ceremony

  • Location of the wedding reception

  • Address to which guests should reply/rsvp

  • A reply date


Mustard and Gray Ledbury Wedding Invitation Folded Card Floral Monogram themed stationery


You might also wish to include:

  • Details of any dress code or theme

  • Time guests can expect the day to come to an end

  • Whether children are invited



Your wedding stationery, including the invitation, is sent from whoever is ‘hosting’ the wedding. Traditionally it would be the bride’s parents who would host the wedding and in turn, send the wedding invitations out. That is not the only option, however. It is now commonplace that the hosts of the wedding are:

the bride's parents | the bride and groom themselves | both sets of parents together | the children of the bride and groom |the dog!


The hosts are only generally mentioned on the invite and not on the save the date or other wedding stationery (they may be mentioned on response cards as the host usually receives all the RSVPs). 



Mustard and Gray Wedding Stationery Collections - ranges of different invitation styles