Invitation Wording: Invitation To Wedding Anniversary
by Emily Post
Invitation To Wedding Anniversary
For a wedding anniversary celebration, the year of the wedding and the
present year are usually stamped across the top of an invitation.
Sometimes the couple's initials are added.
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Johnson
request the pleasure of
Mr & Mrs. Norman's
company at the
Twenty-fifth Anniversary of their marriage
on Wednesday the first of June
at nine o'clock
Twenty-four Austin Avenue
A wedding anniversary is an incredibly special event and the invitations should reflect just how special it truly is. Invitations should be sent out approximately six weeks in advance, but often people feel that is just too early. A good compromise is to send out “save the date” cards. These are cards that simply announce there will be a wedding anniversary celebration and give the couple’s name and the anniversary celebration date. That allows people to mark their calendars but also lets the real invitation, which should arrive about three week before the party serve as a reminder.
The invitation itself can to very informal to extremely formal depending on the whether the party will be casual or formal. The date the couple was married is often placed at the top of the invitation, which are often bordered in silver or gold. An invitation sent by the couple could read: 1970-2012, Mr. and Mrs. John Williams, request the pleasure of your company, at a reception, honoring their forty-second wedding anniversary, on Saturday, the twentieth of June, at five o’clock at Occasions in Winston, Virginia. Often it is the children of the couple that are giving the party, in that case the invitations would be worded more like: The children of Janet and John Williams, request the honor of your presence, at the forty-second anniversary, of their parents marriage, at five o’clock on Saturday the twentieth of June, at Occasions in Winston, Virginia.
Normally gifts are given at an anniversary party, however if the honorees do not want gifts then that fact should be clearly expressed at the bottom of the invitation.
Special thanks to Emily Post on her wonderful tips on etiquette and invites.
Wedding Anniversary Invitation