Wording help

Invitation wording suggestion

It’s really only the introduction that changes…

Who (person/s extending the invitation) for example: Parents or Family

request the pleasure of the company of (formal – or…)

take great pleasure in inviting (less formal)

are delighted to invite (you can have whatever you like!)

invite (simple and to the point!)


You/ Guest Name/s

to the

event description (e.g. 21st Birthday)


Guest of Honour’s Name


Guest of Honour’s Function (e.g. Michael’s 21st Birthday)


(now it’s just the facts in chronological order)



Day, Date, Year




Venue address

at time




Venue address

at time


Dress : (if applicable)


R.S.V.P. date

R.S.V.P details (eg. Name & Phone number or email)

Wishing Well wording

Most things we need we’ve already got,

And in our home we can’t fit a lot!

A wishing well we thought would be great,

(But only if you wish to participate),

A gift of money is placed in the well,

Then make a wish…but shhh! Don’t tell!

Once we’ve replaced the old with the new,

We can look back and say it was thanks to you!


We’ve been together for quite a while now.

We have pots, pans, linen and towels.

We have glasses and toasters – of some more than two.

So instead of a gift – we suggest this to you.

If it doesn’t offend and you don’t think it funny,

What we’d really appreciate is quite simply – money.

Our love and our thanks come with this request.

We hope you don’t mind, but for us it’s the best.


If you were thinking of giving a gift

to help us on our way,

a gift of cash towards our house

would really make our day.

However, if you prefer

to purchase a gift,

feel free to surprise us

in your own special way.


We’ve been together for some years

And have a lovely home

There are not too many items now

We don’t already own

So please don’t be offended

And please don’t think we’re brash

But if your thoughts were on a present

We would much prefer the cash


If finding a gift is hard to do,

then we would like to suggest this to you:

(e.g). Our Honeymoon

is what you can contribute to.

And how much? Well, that depends on you.

But please don’t feel obligated

or obliged in any way.

Just having you attend our wedding

is a gift on our Special Day.

* * * End your note with “Thank you” and your names. * * *