Wedding Invitation Wording | Unique Brides want Unique Wording Ideas

Written by on July 19, 2012 in Wedding Stationery with 0 Comments

wedding invitation wordingHe proposed, she accepted — you decided together — she proposed, he accepted — however it happened, you now find yourself planning a wedding.

Not just any wedding but a unique wedding. Knowing that the Invitation/Save the Date sets the tone for your wedding, traditional wedding invitation wording is just not going to cut it for you! You want something different, funky or unusual — you want unique.

Let’s look at some ideas for making your wedding invitation wording stand out from the crowd.

Traditional Wedding Invitation Wording

For years and years, there was an etiquette, guidelines and even rules that applied to invitation wording. Miss Manners, Emily Post and even Dear Abby weighed in on the subject of wedding invitation wording and their suggestions became standard. Things like:

“The honour of your presence is requested
at the marriage of

Humpty Middle Last Name


Dumpty Middle Last Name

at four o’clock on
Saturday, June tenth, two-thousand twelve
blah, blah, blah”

This is so tired, old and definitely not the style of a unique bride and groom. Let’s take a look at some options for unique wedding invitation wording that you can adapt and make your own.

Unique Wedding Invitation Wording – Intro Quotes

Today, all that has changed. You can make your own, find a design you like and customize the wording from a print-on-demand store, like Zazzle or order whatever you like from an online printer, like Minted or a local printer.

Sometimes, a good inspiration is to find a quote or phrase that describes you as a couple or is tied to your chosen wedding theme. It can be placed at the beginning or the end of your invitation and could give your guests an idea of what’s to come at the actual wedding. I like to take lines from songs, movies, or famous people. You can even adapt them to fit your circumstance. Here are a few ideas and some suggested themes that go along with them:

  • “All my tomorrows belong to you.” ~ Frank Sinatra (Vintage Vegas, 60’s, Music, etc… themes)
  • “You complete me.” ~ Jerry Maguire (Any theme)
  • “If you find somebody you can love, you can’t let that get away.” ~ The Wedding Singer (vintage, 80’s, movie, etc… themes)
  • “When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”  ~ When Harry Met Sally (vintage, movies, 80’s, etc… themes)
  • “All you need is love.” ~ The Beatles
  • “Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairytale.” ~ Unknown (fairytale, library, literary or almost any theme)
  • “A [Last name] and [Last name] Production.” Like a circus, carnival or movie would be billed. (circus, carnival, movie, Hollywood, etc… themes)

This is just a short list, but you get the idea! Sometimes a quote, phrase or saying is a great lead-in or out for an invitation.

Unique Wedding Invitation Wording – The Body

Now for some body of the invitation wording. Remember, these are just suggestions — we are hoping to ignite your creativity so you can come up with your own, unique invitation wording.

"Come One, Come All,
To the Greatest Celebration of them all"

Danielle & Michael

want you to be a part of
our marriage celebration.
Join us under the big top
The Smith Family Farm
Peace, Pennsylvania

Saturday, September 29th, 2012, 6PM
Country Boy meets City Girl
You know where this is going...
Please join us for our Wedding

Tina Louise and Jim Bob Jones

tie the knot on
Friday, January 18th, 2013, 4 PM
Summer Lake Lodge
Fenton, Wisconsin
Dinner Celebration Immediately Following

"A country boy & city girl makin' a life in this world"
Hurry, Hurry, Step Right Up.
You won't believe your eyes..."

Together with their parents,

Tawni Smith
Brian Jones

invite you to join us as we exchange our marriage vows
Sunday, August 19, 2013, 4:30 PM
Falls Park, Pendleton, Indiana
Come witness the vows, union and celebration of
our marriage

Dawn Wells & Gilligan Smith

Friday, July 20, 2012 at 7PM
Aloha Gardens
Chicago, Illinois

Dessert Reception Following

"This is the moment, I've waited for..."
Jane Smith and John Doe

request the pleasure of your company as they say "I Do"

Saturday, May eighteenth, two-thousand thirteen
at 2 o'clock in the afternoon

Oak Hill Manor
Indianapolis, Indiana

“When you realize you want to spend
the rest of your life with somebody,
you want the rest of your life to start
as soon as possible.”

Your presence at our ceremony and reception, please join us

Ciara Black and Mark White

Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 5 PM

J & H Ranch
Houston, Texas

Reward: Dinner and Dancing under the Texas Stars
All my Tomorrows belong to You."
~ Frank Sinatra

You're invited to a marriage celebration

Ava Lynn & Dean Grant

would be honored with your presence

Friday, August 31, 2012 at 8PM

Copa Room, Sands Hotel
Las Vegas, Nevada

Cocktail Reception Following
"All you need is love."

Jennifer and Steve

hope you will join them when they start their life together
as husband and wife

Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 6:30 in the evening

Penny Lane Chapel,
Derby, Maryland

Adult Reception Following
Hopewell Mansion,
Derby, Maryland

"Love is all you need."


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About the Author: With 20+ years in the wedding and event industry, I have seen a lot of unique, unusual and funky weddings. Every one of them were a journey of discovery and a reflection of the bride and groom. I had a ball and am now passing along some of those pearls of wisdom to today's brides and grooms. A wedding is personal -- it's about the two of you and your relationship -- let's make it as unique and offbeat as you each are! .


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