How to Word Evening Wedding Invitations

Updated April 17, 2017

Evening boasts a beautiful ambience for holding a wedding. When you are sending out your invitations, you will want to tell guests that your wedding will take place in the evening and give them a clue as to whether it will be a formal or informal event. The Knot states that you can classify 5:30 p.m. as afternoon or evening on the invitations. If your wedding will be more formal, it would be acceptable to say evening; however, 6:00 p.m. is the standard start time for the invitations to use the word "evening."

Open your word-processing program, and format your document so that you are typing your wording either in the centre, flush left or flush right depending on your invitation template.

Choose a font for your wedding invitation.

Include a sentiment. Michaels, an online craft retailer, states this can be something such as "Two lives, two hearts, joined together in friendship, united forever in love." This step is optional.

Write the name of the individuals hosting the event. In the instance used below, the bride's parents are hosting the event.

Mr. and Mrs. John Doe

request the honour of your presence

of the marriage of their daughter

The Knot, an online wedding resource, has examples of wording for all types of family situations.

Type the bride and groom's name. This will consist of the bride's first and middle name only if she shares the same last name as her parents. Then, include the groom's full name.

Mary Jane


Mr. John Edward Doe

Include the day of the week as well as the date.

on Saturday, the sixth of June

Include the time of the wedding. For an evening wedding, you will want to include evening. The formality of the date statement can indicate whether or not the event is black tie or casual. Formal wording includes "at half after 6 o'clock in the evening," while a more casual phrasing would be "at half after 6 o'clock."

Include the wedding location name, street, city and state. Do not include the postcode.

ABC Wedding Venue

123 Main Street

San Diego, California

Things You'll Need

  • Word-processing software
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