Informal wedding invitation wording for folks who love fun

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Your wedding won't be stuffy and boring, so why should your wedding invitation wording be? Many moons ago (2007 to be exact), we rounded up our favorite modern wedding invitation wording examples for folks who were sick of overly-formal, borderline Crime & Punishment-length wedding invitations.

You know the one:

Mr. and Mrs. Tyrion Lannister
and Mr. and Mrs. Clark Kent

request the honor of your presence

at the marriage of their children

Quinta Brunson to

Angela Kinsey

Saturday, the thirty-second of January

three thousand and thirty

at half past midnight

Faith of the Seven Church

Hobbiton, Middle Earth

and afterward at the reception

The Three Broomsticks

123 Diagon Alley

If you're looking for casual wedding invitation wording that's bursting with personality and won't put your guests to sleep, we've got you! Here are six of our favorite informal wedding invitation wording examples that real Offbeat Bride readers and vendors have used:

1) This informal wedding invitation wording gets a YEE-HAW from us! CharmCat admitted they “had some fun with the wording.”

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Southwest Cactus Suite designed by CharmCat

We're getting hitched

So pull on your boots and saddle up

You're wanted to witness as we tie the knot

Saturday, July Twenty Second, Two Thousand Twenty-One

Four And A Half Hours Past High Noon


Reception To Follow

2) We love owning the awkward dancing in this modern wedding invitation wording.

[Partner] and [Partner] warmly invite you to share our joy and support our love as we stand with open hearts and exchange vows. Dinner, drinks, and awkward, but enthusiastic, dancing to follow.

Cassiopeia H.

3) See how the wording on the “Details” section tackles several questions in one paragraph?

Here are few things to note as you make plans to be with us for the wedding. Although we love children, there will be no kids at this wedding. We hope you take the opportunity to have a date night for the amazing party. Formal attire so dress to impress! The couple will be flying so do your best to send your gift ahead. You can find their registry on Zola or the wedding website.

4) This casual wedding invitation wording makes a subtle nod to their favorite fandom.

Together with their parents

[partner] & [partner]

invite you to join us for an evening of well-mannered frivolity to celebrate our marriage

on [date] at [location].

Dinner and merriment immediately following the ceremony. For more information and to R.S.V.P, please visit [wedding website].


It fit on a postcard. The phrase “well-mannered frivolity” is how Professor McGonagall describes the Yule Ball in the fifth Harry Potter movie. My husband and I always said it sounded like our kind of party.

Lizette H.

5) This modern wedding invitation wording is perfect for a unique wedding date like Leap Year!

Leap year, like true love, Does not come around often

[Name] and [Name]

Invite you to their wedding

2020/ 29th / February

Half after 4:00 o'clock


Dinner, cocktails, and awkward dancing immediately following the ceremony.


And our rsvp card had a spot for guests to request a song. It said “I promise to dance if you play this song: _______”

Christina G.

6) You can set the *stage* for what guests can expect with this informal wedding invitation wording.

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No church, No aisle, No prohibition.

Just two crazy people in love promising each other a lifetime of adoration and random adventures.

Please join [Partner] and [Partner] as they commit to mawidge.





We had a 20s-themed wedding in a vaudeville theater. We walked out on stage together to get married. We wrote the invitations together. I think it really captured our personalities and our love. We were even able to throw in an inside joke with a reference to the Princess Bride. We had so much inspiration from Offbeat Bride to make this celebration our own!

Cass B.

Want more informal, funny, and casual wedding invitation wording ideas? Check out our archive of invitation wording for more modern wedding invitation wording examples.

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