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Fall or Winter Wedding - Invitation Wording

Summer is a popular season for weddings, but many couples marry during the fall and winter seasons, too. Maybe the cooler time of year is a favorite or you want a holiday ceremony.

When creating wedding invitations for a particular season, think about what that time of year means to you. Careful wording can convey a theme or feeling that fits in well with your wedding.

A few things to consider:

  • Ceremonies conducted in a religious venue are formally indicated with "request the honour (or honor) of your presence" while other non-religious locations are often indicated with "request the pleasure of your company."
  • Casual invitations offer a lot of room for personalization.
  • Even when the groom’s parents host the wedding, list the bride's name first as you traditionally do for any wedding invitation.

Here are some specific examples for formal and casual occasions.

To make these options fit your needs, just change the names, dates and location information. For additional help on creating your wedding invitation wording, be sure to look for the "Make It Yours" information blocks for additional tips.

Formal Options

Ceremony in a House of Worship

Autumn leaves may turn and fall
But our love will last for all time
Hannah Paige Morgan
and
Brian Isaac Hobson
Request the honor of your presence
on Friday, the third of October
Two thousand twelve
Three o'clock in the afternoon
All Saints Church
Providence, Rhode Island

General Invitation Wording

We have chosen
A beautiful autumn evening
In which to celebrate our nuptials
You are cordially invited
To our wedding
Hannah Paige Morgan
and
Brian Isaac Hobson
Friday, the third of October
Two thousand twelve
Six o'clock in the evening
All Saints Church
Providence, Rhode Island

Groom's Parents Host

Like the leaves in the fall
Their love is carried on the wind
To a place called home
Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Hobson
Request the honor of your presence
At the wedding of
Hannah Paige Morgan
to
Brian Isaac Hobson
Friday, the third of October
Two thousand twelve
Three o'clock in the afternoon
All Saints Church
Providence, Rhode Island

Couple Hosts

As the leaves of the trees
Turn from green to gold
Know that our love
Will never grow old
Hannah Paige Morgan
and
Brian Isaac Hobson
Invite you to celebrate as they unite in marriage
Friday, the third of October
Two thousand twelve
Three o'clock in the afternoon
All Saints Church
Providence, Rhode Island

Make It Yours
  • Choose words that connect with the seasons, such as "winds," "turn," "breeze" and anything evoking a change of color.
  • Even the most creatively worded invitation should include all pertinent information, such as time, date and location.

Casual Options

General Invitation Wording

As the leaves fall from the trees
We have fallen in love
With each other
As the seasons turn
We turn to one another
In this beautiful autumn season
Jacqueline Amber Cole
And
Nathan Bradley Turner
Will exchange wedding vows
Saturday, October 20, 2013
4:00 pm
Westlake Garden Hall
Albany, Georgia

Holiday Invitation Wording

In this season of peace, love and joy
We invite you to celebrate our union
Jacqueline Amber Cole
And
Nathan Bradley Turner
Will exchange wedding vows
Saturday, December 22, 2013
4:00 pm
Westlake Garden Hall
Albany, Georgia

Creative Wording

On a crisp fall day
We had our first date
Now we're getting married
So don't be late!
Jacqueline and Nathan
Are tying the knot!
Please join us for the big day
Saturday, October 20, 2013
4:00 pm
Westlake Garden Hall
Albany, Georgia

Holiday Wording

Come celebrate the miracle
Of the Christmas season
And the miracle of
Two hearts joined as one
You're invited to our wedding
Jacqueline Cole
And
Nathan Turner
Saturday, December 22, 2013
4:00 pm
Westlake Garden Hall
Albany, Georgia

Make It Yours
  • Include the location address unless it is being more clearly detailed in another enclosure with your invitation.
  • Omit the last names of the couple for an extra casual feel to your invites.