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You and your partner

Amy & James

request the pleasure of the company of

Name & Name

to celebrate their marriage

at Copperton House, Wincanton

2 o’clock on Saturday, 18th March 2017

Followed by a reception

and evening celebrations

 

Miss A Edwards & Mr J Harris

request the pleasure of the company of

Name & Name

at their marriage

at Copperton House, Wincanton

2 o’clock on Saturday, 18th March 2017

Followed by a reception

Bride’s Parents 

Mr & Mrs P Edwards

are delighted to invite

Name & Name

to celebrate the marriage of their daughter,

Amy Louise

to

Mr James Harris

at Copperton House, Wincanton

2 o’clock on Saturday, 18th March 2017

Followed by a reception

and evening celebrations

Mr & Mrs P Edwards

request the pleasure of the company of

Name & Name

at the marriage of their daughter,

Amy Louise

to

Mr James Harris

at Copperton House, Wincanton

2 o’clock on Saturday, 18th March 2017

Followed by a reception

Bride’s Parents

(if divorced but not re-married)

 

Ms E Edwards & Mr P Edwards

are delighted to invite

Name & Name

to celebrate the marriage of their daughter,

Amy Louise

to

Mr James Harris

at Copperton House, Wincanton

2 o’clock on Saturday, 18th March 2017

Followed by a reception

and evening celebrations

 

Ms E Edwards & Mr P Edwards

request the pleasure of the company of

Name & Name

at the marriage of their daughter,

Amy Louise

to

Mr James Harris

at Copperton House, Wincanton

2 o’clock on Saturday, 18th March 2017

Followed by a reception

Bride’s Parents

(if divorced and re-married)

 

Mr & Mrs D Winters

&

Mr & Mrs P Edwards

are delighted to invite

Name & Name

to celebrate the marriage of their daughter,

Amy Louise

to

Mr James Harris

at Copperton House, Wincanton

2 o’clock on Saturday, 18th March 2017

Followed by a reception

and evening celebrations

 

 

Mr & Mrs D Winters

&

Mr & Mrs P Edwards

request the pleasure of the company of

Name & Name

at the marriage of their daughter,

Amy Louise

to

Mr James Harris

at Copperton House, Wincanton

2 o’clock on Saturday, 18th March 2017

Followed by a reception

Groom’s Parents

Mr & Mrs N Harris

are delighted to invite

Name & Name

to celebrate the marriage of

Amy Louise Edwards

to their son,

Mr James Harris

at Copperton House, Wincanton

2 o’clock on Saturday, 18th March 2017

Followed by a reception

and evening celebrations

 

 

 

Mr & Mrs N Harris

request the pleasure of the company of

Name & Name

at the marriage of

Miss Amy Louise Edwards

to their son,

Mr James Harris

at Copperton House, Wincanton

2 o’clock on Saturday, 18th March 2017

Followed by a reception

Groom’s Parents

(if divorced but not re-married)

Ms L Harris & Mr N Harris

are delighted to invite

Name & Name

to celebrate the marriage of

Amy Louise Edwards

to their son,

Mr James Harris

at Copperton House, Wincanton

2 o’clock on Saturday, 18th March 2017

Followed by a reception

and evening celebrations

 

 

 

Ms L Harris & Mr N Harris

request the pleasure of the company of

Name & Name

at the marriage of

Miss Amy Louise Edwards

to their son,

Mr James Harris

at Copperton House, Wincanton

2 o’clock on Saturday, 18th March 2017

Followed by a reception

Groom’s Parents

(if divorced and re-married)

Mr & Mrs R Griffiths

&

Mr & Mrs N Harris

are delighted to invite

Name & Name

to celebrate the marriage of

Amy Louise Edwards

to their son,

Mr James Harris

at Copperton House, Wincanton

2 o’clock on Saturday, 18th March 2017

Followed by a reception

and evening celebrations

 

 

 

Mr & Mrs R Griffiths

&

Mr & Mrs N Harris

request the pleasure of the company of

Name & Name

at the marriage of

Miss Amy Louise Edwards

to their son,

Mr James Harris

at Copperton House, Wincanton

2 o’clock on Saturday, 18th March 2017

Followed by a reception

Both the Bride & Groom’s Parents

Together with their parents,

Amy & James

request the pleasure of the company of

Name & Name

to celebrate their marriage

at Copperton House, Wincanton

2 o’clock on Saturday, 18th March 2017

Followed by a reception

and evening celebrations

Together with their parents,

Miss A Edwards & Mr J Harris

request the pleasure of the company of

Name & Name

at their marriage

at Copperton House, Wincanton

2 o’clock on Saturday, 18th March 2017

Followed by a reception

Other Family Members Contributing 

 

Together with their families,

Amy & James

request the pleasure of the company of

Name & Name

to celebrate their marriage

at Copperton House, Wincanton

2 o’clock on Saturday, 18th March 2017

Followed by a reception

and evening celebrations

Together with their families,

Miss A Edwards & Mr J Harris

request the pleasure of the company of

Name & Name

at their marriage

at Copperton House, Wincanton

2 o’clock on Saturday, 18th March 2017

Followed by a reception

Wording for Adult Only Weddings

 

If you’ve decided not to have children at your wedding, or perhaps just a select number of children to whom you are close it can be a sensitive subject for your guests with little ones and there are a number of different ways to address this with your invitations.

Subtly

 

Simply address the invitations to the adults in the household. If someone is not named on the invitation, or envelope, they are not invited. This is the most polite method of informing your guests that the event is adult only.

The only issue with the subtle method is that it can prove too subtle for some and you may well end up fielding questions regarding bringing children or extra names appearing on the RSVP and you will then have to address the child-free issue verbally with your guests. It may also cause a little extra stress for your guests if they have excitedly responded to your invitation to then have to try and find childcare, this can particularly relevant if it is a family member as typically, most of the family will be attending the wedding and not available to babysit.

Be Direct

 

If you prefer to make it absolutely clear that your wedding is an entirely child-free event you may like to consider including one of the following statements on your wedding invitation.

  • We are sadly unable to accommodate children
  • This will be an adult only wedding and reception
  • This invitation is extended to adults only
  • We are unable to invite children not of the immediate family
  • We are unable to invite children not involved in the wedding party

Although absolutely crystal clear, do bear in mind that some guests may find this approach a little abrupt.

Be Tactful

 

This is a much more sensitive approach to asking your guests to leave their little ones in the care of someone else but it does mean sacrificing a good portion of space on your invitation. If this doesn’t allow enough space for other information, you may need to select a double sided Insert Card. It does however give you the peace of mind that your guests are aware of your wishes for a child-free day without being offended.

  • In order to allow all guests, including parents, an evening of relaxation we have chosen for our wedding day to be an adult only occasion. We hope this advance notice means you are still able to share our big day and will enjoy having the evening off!
  • Children at the ceremony, we’d love them on the scene. Reception time, however, is an adult’s only theme.
  • To give all our guests the opportunity to let their hair down and have a good time without having to worry about little eyes and ears we politely request no children.
  • While we love to watch the children run and play, this is an adults only kind of day.

It’s the venue!

 

Sometimes wedding venues are just not child friendly and sometimes numbers just don’t allow you to invite everyone you would like to, this is when you can shift the blame somewhat. Citing ‘restrictions’ as your reason for not inviting children can be a great way to make your wishes clear without offending anyone. You may wish to consider the below wording suggestions for inclusion on your invitations.

  • Due to restrictions at our venue, children are not invited.
  • Management request no children under 16 (or whatever age this may be).
  • By request of management no children.
  • Regrettably children are unable to attend.
  • Due to restrictions at our venue, we are unable to invite children not involved in the wedding party

All of the above are merely suggestions and we are happy to print whatever you wish, you know your guests best so feel free to word it however you would like!

Wording for Monetary Gift Requests

 

Below are some suggestions for asking for monetary wedding gifts, both poetic and simple non-rhyming requests. Some of the poems are quite lengthy so if this is your preference, please do bear in mind that it may require an additional or double sided Insert Card.

Poems

General Cash Requests

If you were thinking of giving a gift to help us on our way,

a gift of money in a card would really make our day!

~~~~

We made a commitment, some time ago,

together through life, we were destined to go.

To save you looking, shopping and buying,

here is an idea, we hope you’ll like trying!

Come to our wedding, to wish us both well,

and please make a donation to our wishing well.

~~~~

Our life together has already begun

And we almost have everything under the sun

So we both thought we would make a suggestion

To save you from all the searching and guessing

Instead of spending lots and lots

Just put some money with your card

And place it into our Moneybox

Large amounts are not anticipated

Any amount would be appreciated

Now that we have saved you all the fuss

We can’t wait for you to celebrate with us!

~~~~

Now we are to be Mr & Mrs

We don’t need a wedding list of dishes

We have two kettles, two toasters, two microwaves

And we have dreams for which we have to save.

If you would like to give us a gift

A cheque or vouchers would give us a lift

We like to think of it as our ‘Wishing Well’

Which will be filled with your love, we can tell!

~~~~

We’ve been together for a few years now;

We have pots and pans and linen and towels;

We have glasses and toasters, really quite a few;

So instead of more gifts, we suggest this to you;

If it doesn’t offend and it won’t send you running;

What we would really appreciate is quite simply money;

We know choosing gifts can be such a pain;

And this way there is no chance of bringing the same!

~~~~

We don’t want to offend but we have it all,

All household goods and so much more.

To save you shopping, sit back and rest,

A gift of currency is our request.

Don’t go overboard or rob any banks,

Any little thing will make us smile with thanks.

We supply the wishing well,

No wrapping, an envelope who can tell.

Now that we have saved you all the fuss,

We’d love it if you would come and celebrate with us!

~~~~

We haven’t got a gift list for all of you to see,

because as you all know we never can agree!

But if you’d like to help us start our married life,

cash or high street vouchers, would save a lot of strife!

 

Honeymoon gift request poems

We know it’s traditional to write a list

But in this case there is a slight twist

Our home is complete with the usual stuff

And the things that we have are good enough

Our dream is to honeymoon in a foreign land

And walk along the beach hand in hand

We hope you don’t think of us as being rude

And that our request is not misconstrued

But a contribution to our honeymoon pot

Would be appreciated such a lot

But the most important thing to say

Is that you are there to celebrate our day!

~~~~

We are sending out this invitation

In hope you will join a celebration

But if a gift is your intention

May we take this opportunity to mention

We have already got a kettle and toaster

crockery, dinner mats and matching coasters

So rather than something we’ve already got

We would appreciate money for our honeymoon pot

But most importantly we request

That you come to our wedding as our guest.

~~~~

We do not have a gifting list

Our house is set with nothing missed

We’d like to go on honeymoon

A place for us as bride and groom

We’re asking for a cash donation

To send us to our dream location

Non-Poetic Requests

Honeymoon Gift Requests

Should you wish to give a wedding gift, we would greatly appreciate a contribution towards our honeymoon.

~~~~

Your presence at our wedding is gift enough, but if you do wish to buy us something, a contribution towards our dream honeymoon would be appreciated.

~~~~

The biggest gift you can give us is your attendance at the celebration of our marriage, however, should you wish to give a wedding gift, we would be more than happy to receive a donation towards our honeymoon.