Etiquette 101: The Rules of Wedding Invitation Wording

    A lot of decisions go into wedding invitations. In the quest to find an invitation that matches your theme, colors, aesthetic and budget, you might find yourself dreaming about font choices and crying about quotes for letterpress. But choosing an invitation style is nothing compared to the even trickier process of figuring out exactly what to write on your wedding invitations.

    Wedding invitation wording can be one of the biggest challenges in the entire wedding planning process. It’s fraught with ancient etiquette rules and cultural traditions that go back to ancient times — like before the internet even existed. If you find yourself struggling with what should go on your wedding invitation, take a deep breath and remember that the Joy team is here to help. We’ve collected our best wedding invitation wording tips in the infographic below. Take our advice, and you’ll be able send those invites to the printer and get on to the fun parts of wedding planning, like cake tasting.

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    Aubrey Bach

    Aubrey Bach is a writer based out of Seattle. She is a recovering Diet Coke addict who was raised on the mean streets of Orange County, California. At weddings, Aubrey is an enthusiastic but terrible dancer and has a knack for making friends with whoever is refilling the wine.




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