Wedding invitations set the tone for your nuptials to come. As the first thing your guests will see, aside from any engagement announcements, your save-the-dates and invites tell everyone what to expect. The logistical details are important, including the date, location and accommodation information, but what about the overall vibe? Here are some suggestions to help establish the vibe for your LGBTQ+ wedding invitations:

Invitation Wording for Formal Weddings

Invitation wording has historically been shaped by the whims of etiquette and patriarchy. If you’re looking to avoid gendered language but still want a formal invite, these ideas are a great place to start. Feel free to mix and match these phrases to create the perfect fit for you and your spouse-to-be!

  • Together with their families, Kai Smith and Riley Jones invite you to join in a celebration of their marriage
  • Harper Hawn and Joan Tripp request the pleasure of your company as they exchange vows of marriage
  • Together with their parents, Robert Weston and Joseph Easton joyfully invite you to share in their celebration of marriage
  • Join us in a celebration of love, friendship & laughter as Min Yu and Perry Quinn exchange marriage vows
  • Please join Jasmin Kaur and Priya Tan as they join together in marriage
  • Rosalina Nimz & Daisy Sashley | 5:00 p.m. June 16, 2023 | Holly Hedge Estate | Reception to follow
  • The honor of your presence is requested for the wedding of…
  • You are cordially invited to witness the wedding of…
  • You are happily invited to the wedding ceremony of…

Invitation Wording for Relaxed Weddings

For a more laid-back or festive energy, consider these as jumping-off points for invitation wording that will make your guests say, “I’ve never seen an invite like this before!” Pair these phrases with bold color palettes and your favorite fonts.

  • Damon and Cooper are gettin’ hitched!
  • Emily and Matthew are madly in love. Come celebrate.
  • Come watch Max and Marlowe get equally wed!
  • We are getting married! Join us as Stella and Cal tie the knot.
  • Holy shit, we’re getting married. | Clark & Pat | April 17, 2025
  • CAKE AND BOOZE (Adam and Nick are actually getting married. Will you join us?)
  • Nothing fancy, just love and an open bar

Invitation Wording for Elopement Celebrations

If you’ve already eloped but still plan to have a group celebration, these wording ideas can serve the dual purposes of announcing your elopement and asking folks to join your celebration.

  • We just couldn’t wait! Come celebrate the elopement of Benjamin and Kent
  • We tied the knot. Now it’s time to party
  • Ender and Phoenix’s happily ever after party
  • So we eloped… Join us for our wedding reception January 8, 2024 at Longhouse Farm

For more wording ideas and wedding planning advice, grab your copy of our book, Equally Wed: The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your LGBTQ+ Wedding.

Find even more ideas on our Equally Wed wedding stationery Pinterest board.

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