Fun Bridal Shower Invitation Wording

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Imbue You Lattice Bookmark Shower Invitation

For bridal shower wording you can use something classic and simple like:

  • You are cordially invited to a Bridal Shower honoring
  •  Please join us for a Bridal Shower in honor of

Or you can add a little more flair.

If you want to spice it up, I’ve got some options for you below

You also might want to consider adding to your shower invites:

  • RSVP by date
  • Where the bride or couple is registered
  • The bride’s sizes if it is a lingerie shower


Let’s wrap up our best wishes
and shower the bride with love!

Please join us
for a Bridal Shower
Katie Johnston
on September 1
at 2:00 p.m.
Maggie’s House
85 Argyle Circle
Tampa, FL

Hosted by
Maggie, Ashley and Karen

Please RSVP by August 15th
to 555-569-0987 or

Katie is registered at Bed, Bath and Beyond and Target



Katie’s wedding is on the way
Let’s get her prepared for the big day



Before the Miss
Becomes a Mrs.
Let’s shower her
With love and good wishes



Before Katie heads down the aisle
Let’s set her up in style



Please join us in showering
Katie Johnston
with love and best wishes
at a party in her honor



Maggie, Ashley and Karen
cordially invite you to attend a
“Blissful Day at the Spa” Bridal Shower
in honor of



It started with a kiss,
and now it’s come to this…
Please join us for a Bridal Shower
in honor of



Something satin, something lace
To put a smile on the groom’s face
Please join us for a
Lingerie Shower
in honor of



Katie’s knot will soon be tied,
So we’d like to honor the blushing bride
Lingerie is the theme for the afternoon,
It’s time to outfit her for the honeymoon!

Please join us for a
Lingerie Shower



Something old,
Something new,
Something borrowed,
Something blue,
We’re throwing a shower
and inviting you!
in honor of
The table is set
for a
Bridal Luncheon
in honor of
A shower we’re giving
for the new husband and wife
for the things they may need
as they begin their new life.

You’re invited to a Couple’s Shower
in honor of



The big day is almost here
Let’s shower
The happy couple
With gifts and good cheer

Please join us for a Couple’s Shower
Katie and Tom


What’s your favorite bridal shower verse? Or do you prefer the classic versions? Do you have other ideas to share? Please let me know in comments.

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Reception and Announcement Wedding Invitation Wording

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Reception Wedding Invitation

I always thought that choosing invitation wording was a little like finding the right pair of shoes.

You might have to try on a few to find something that’s both comfortable and matches with your style.

But wedding reception wording can be a little tricky. It’s not a traditional ceremony invitation. If you eloped you may want to say where and when you got married.

So, I’ve pulled together some options that may help you get your reception wording  just right.

Your love and friendship
have helped us become who we are
Taylor Anderson
Jaime Richardson
invite you to share our joy
and support our love,
as we celebrate our marriage
on Saturday, June 8th
at 6 o’clock in the evening
The Inn By the Sea
444 Main Road
Baltimore, Maryland


Because you have believed in us,
celebrated with us,
loved and encouraged us
Taylor and Jaime Anderson
invite you to share our joy
and support our love
as we celebrate our marriage
on Friday, the fourteenth of June
two thousand thirteen
at half past seven o’clock in the evening
The Inn By the Sea
444 Main Road
Baltimore, Maryland


With great joy we,
Taylor and Jaime Anderson
announce that we were married
on Saturday, June 8th, 2013
in Maui, Hawaii
Please join us for a reception
to celebrate our marriage
on Saturday October 12th, 2013
at 6pm
The Inn By the Sea
444 Main Road
Baltimore, Maryland


On the fifteenth of May
two thousand thirteen
on a sun soaked beach
in Okaloosa, Florida
Taylor Anderson
Jaime Richardson
together with our families
exchanged wedding vows and
began a new life together
please join us in a
celebration of marriage
on Saturday, the eighth of June
at six o’clock in the evening
The Inn By the Sea
444 Main Road
Baltimore, Maryland


Taylor Anderson
Jaime Richardson
invite you to support our love
as we return from our wedding ceremony
in Sedona, Arizona
Please join us
for a celebration of our marriage
on Saturday, June 8th
at 6 o’clock in the evening
The Inn By the Sea
444 Main Road
Baltimore, Maryland


Mr. and Mrs. William Anderson
with great joy announce
the marriage of their daughter,
Taylor Anne
Jaime Jones Richardson
on Saturday, the eighth of June
two thousand thirteen
in Maui, Hawaii
Please join us in
celebrating their union
on Saturday, the twelfth of October
at six o’clock in the evening
The Inn By the Sea
444 Main Road
Baltimore, Maryland

Did you find some inspiration for your own wording? Take the pieces you like from one invitation and add them to pieces you like from another, and you’ll have your own more personal reception wedding invitation wording.

Looking for alternative wedding invitation wording? Click here.

{Invitation and photo by Imbue You}

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Invitation Wording: Love Quotes

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invitation love quotes

With Valentine’s Day tomorrow it seems the perfect time to share some of my favorite love quotes.

These are great to use on wedding invitations, and throughout your wedding on signs, programs, favor tags and other designs that need a dose of romantic personality.

“I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.”
– Roy Croft

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
– Dr. Seuss

“Where there is love there is life.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

“Love is a game that two can play and both win.”
-Eva Gabor

“There is no remedy for love but to love more.”
– Henry David Thoreau

“Love is a friendship set to music.”
– Joseph Campbell

“Come live with me and be my love,
And we will all the pleasures prove,
That valleys, groves, hills, and fields,
Woods, or steepy mountain yields.”
– Christopher Marlowe

“At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet. ”
– Plato

“Life is the flower for which love is the honey.”
– Victor Hugo

“Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.”
– Mother Teresa

“Happiness is a summer breeze, sand between your toes, and your best friend by your side.”
– Unknown

“As the ocean is never full of water, so is the heart never full of love”


“love builds up the broken wall
and straightens the crooked path.
love keeps the stars in the firmament
and imposes rhythm on the ocean tides
each of us is created of it
and I suspect
each of us was created for it”
– Maya Angelou


“If my love were an ocean,
there would be no more land.
If my love were a desert,
you would see only sand.
If my love were a star-
late at night, only light.
And if my love could grow wings,
I’d be soaring in flight.”
– Jay Asher

“The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.”
– Helen Keller

“Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.”
– Oliver Wendell Holmes

{photo and chalk design by Lily & Val}


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Sample Wording: What Goes in a Wedding Program

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Imbue You Lattice Square Program

Wedding programs can be as simple as a panel card, or an elaborate booklet. In either case they are a nice way to commemorate your wedding, acknowledge your wedding party and make it easy for guests to follow along.

To make it easy for your to finalize your own program wording, I’ve pulled together an anatomy of a wedding program with sample wording and things to consider to make it even more personal.



The couple’s names, wedding date and time, plus location are usually found on the cover of a folded program or at the top of a panel style program.

You may also wish to include a quote or poem here.

Some wording options:

The marriage ceremony uniting
The marriage ceremony of
The wedding celebration of

Daniella Rosas
Thomas Richardson

May 4, 2012
La Luna Resort
Los Cabos, Mexico


Imbue You starfish fan wedding program

Order of Service or Wedding Ceremony

As a starting point, these are some common parts of a wedding ceremony. You can leave them outlined like below for casual weddings or when using panel style wedding programs. Or you can go into more detail, by listing music titles, musicians, reading selections, readers or more.

Musical Prelude

Seating of Families

Processional of the Bridal Party

Bride’s Processional

Prayer or Welcome Message

Giving of the Bride

Declaration of Intent


Exchange of Vows

Blessing and Exchange of Rings

Lighting of the Unity Candle


Pronouncement of Marriage

Presentation of the Couple



Imbue You Indian Lotus Wedding Program inside

Wedding Party

There is where you list your wedding party. In addition to your bridesmaids and groomsmen, you may wish to list your parents and officiant. You can also list ushers, musicians, soloists and readers in this area.


Imbue You Mexican wedding program back

Special Thanks

It’s also nice to thank your guests for attending your wedding and/or acknowledge your parents and family.

Sample thank you:

We would like to thank each of you for celebrating with us here today. It means so much to us that we are able to share this day with our family and closest friends. We truly appreciate all your love and support as we join our lives together.

Our thoughts are with those loved ones that could not be with us today but are here in spirit.


Other Things to Consider

  • Poems and quotes: Add a favorite quote or romantic poem that matches your personality as a couple.
  • Note of remembrance: You can acknowledge loved ones who have passed away and are missed on your wedding day. Here are more ideas on how to honor deceased loved ones in your wedding program.
  • Explanation of cultural traditions, such as with Indian weddings, help your guests follow along.
  • Prayers: If you are including prayers that guests will also be saying, such as call and response prayers, you may want to include them in the program.

{All photos and handmade wedding stationery designs by Imbue You Wedding}

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The 8 most important things your destination wedding guests need to know

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Imbue You Palm Tree Save the Date Postcard

When I go anywhere I like to be super prepared. And I’ve usually researched the heck out of it beforehand to know where to go, what to do and if I need an umbrella or mosquito spray.

Likewise, if you’re planning a destination wedding your guests will want to know these too…and more.

The best thing you can do for your guests is to make them feel comfortable. In many cases they haven’t been to your lovely wedding spot and may not know what to expect. They don’t know what to budget or pack.

And that’s where your information packet or wedding website comes in. After where you’re getting married and when, here are the most important things to tell your guests when planning a destination wedding:


Any Discounts

You’ve likely blocked off hotel rooms at a discounted rate, or negotiated a lower group fare with an airline. Letting guests know what discounts are available will help them as they budget and plan to attend. Also let them know exactly what they need to do to get these discounted rates.


Important Deadlines

Do they need to book by a certain time? This doesn’t just apply to hotel rates or airfare. If a favorite activity in your locale has a deadline, such as a play or golf venue, let them know that as well.


What to Pack

Do they need to bring formal wear, casual or something special. For instance, one of our couples was getting married on a ranch and wanted people to have cowboy attire. Also what’s the weather like during the time of year you’re getting married? Will they need a light jacket in the evenings?


Imbue You Vintage Map Save the Date Postcard

What to See and Do

What are the special activities and sights they shouldn’t miss. Or are you organizing activities, such as a welcome party, post wedding brunch, or walking tour.


How to Get Around

Are there shuttle buses at the airport? How do they get to the venue from the hotel? Is there local public transportation to local sights, or are cabs and car rental places easily available?


What to Expect

Include information about where you are getting married, and any local customs or traditions that they should know about.


Imbue You Mexican Tile Bookmark save the date

Important Contacts

Be sure to include contact information for the hotel, your travel agent and any special services, tours or activities that must be booked in advance.


About Childcare

Are you providing childcare, or are there childcare options for people bringing children?

{photos and handmade designs by Imbue You Wedding}

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Best of 2012: Unique Invitation Wording for Destination Weddings

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Imbue You Palm Tree Wrap Invitation

Today we reach the last in our series of popular features from 2012. And I’ve saved the best for last.

It’s a collection of interesting, more personal ways to word your wedding invitations. These work great for the informality of many destination weddings, but also for local weddings with punch.


Destination weddings are so often about sharing your special day with your closest family and friends. So why not have wedding invitation wording that reflects that? Destination invitation wording can be less formal and more personal.

So some of the more formal rules about writing out the day, time and year, and the “honor of your presence” don’t have to apply! Feel free to add quotes, sayings and personal messages to make your wedding invitation a more meaningful, heartfelt invitation to those you love.

Here are some invitation wording examples, many which were used by couples we’ve worked with over the years.

The pleasure of your company is requested
for a week in the sun
and the marriage of
Terri Jacobs
Jaime Richards
on Wednesday, the twelfth of December
two thousand twelve
at six o’clock in the evening
Ko Samui, Thailand


Under the desert sky,
Terri Jacobs
Jaime Richards
wish for the honor of your company
at their wedding ceremony
and celebration of Love
on Saturday, the 21st day of July
Boulder Mountain Ranch
Boulder, Utah


Because you have believed in us,
Celebrated with us, Loved and encouraged us,
Terri Jacobs
Jaime Richards
ask you to join us
in celebrating our marriage
as we begin of our adventures together
on Saturday, July 21, 2012
at 4 pm
Valley Mountain Resort
Portland, Oregon


Terri Jacobs
Jaime Richards

Love is in the air …
we make a great pair!
You’re invited to attend
our wedding affair.
on Saturday, October 20th
at 4 o’clock in the afternoon
Cedar Park Rainforest
Kuranda, Queensland


Your love and friendship have
helped us become who we are.
Together with our parents,
Terri Jacobs
Jaime Richards
invite you to share our joy
and support our love,
as we exchange vows and
celebrate our marriage.
on Saturday, August 25th
at 5 o’clock in the evening
Ka’anapali Coffee House
Maui, Hawaii

Dinner and merriment to follow


Terri Jacobs
Jaime Richards
along with their families,
invite you to their barefoot celebration of love
as they are married on the beach
Saturday, June 23, 2012
5 pm
Santa Rosa Boulevard Park
Okaloosa, Florida
food, drink, and merriment to follow


With joyous hearts,
we invite you to share in our weekend of celebration
as best friends become husband and wife
Terri Jacobs
Jaime Richards
on Saturday, the ninth of June
Two thousand twelve
at five o’clock in the evening
The Inn By the Sea
444 Main Road
Baltimore, Maryland


Together we laugh, we dream, we love,
and on this day, we marry

Please share in our joy as
Terri Jacobs
Jaime Richards
exchange wedding vows
on Thursday, February 14
at 6 pm
Crescent Ranch
Mt. Vernon, Washington
Dinner and dancing immediately following


Come Fly With Us!

Please join
Terri Jacobs
Jaime Richards
as we begin the trip of a lifetime
by uniting in marriage
Saturday, July 21, 2012
6 pm
Grand Sun Resort
Cancun, Mexico

Dinner, dancing and merriment to follow

Want more? Click here for handmade invitations with layers, enclosure booklets and folds perfect for destination weddings.

{Photo by Imbue You Wedding}


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