Some examples of wording in wedding invitations include "request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter," "request the pleasure of your company," "invite you to share in their joy" and "invite you to share and celebrate," states The Knot. The choice of wording can depend on who is hosting the wedding and whether it will be a more formal or more casual event. Wedding invitations can be designed to reflect the personality of the couple.
Formal invitations typically include the full names and titles of the hosts. If the ceremony will take place in a religious house of worship, the wording "the honor of your presence" is used. The time and date are spelled out and "RSVP" is only added if the invitation includes a reception. Gifts and attire should never be mentioned on a wedding invitation, notes the Emily Post Institute.
Invitations that are less formal do not have a strict set of rules. The words "pleasure of your company" can be used if the wedding will not take place in a religious building. If the wedding couple is hosting with their parents, their names can be included in the host section. If they are hosting the wedding themselves, the names of the parents do not need to be included on the invitation.