How to Word a 50th Wedding Anniversary Invitation

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How to Word a 50th Wedding Anniversary Invitation
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When designing the invitations for a 50th wedding anniversary, it is important to consider the ambience you want to create for the event. If you are planning a formal celebration or a renewal of vows, a more traditionally written invitation is appropriate, but if you are planning a picnic or a barbecue, wording the invitations in a witty or novel fashion is equally appropriate. Creating the perfect wording for your unique event is possible with careful planning and thought.

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  • Invitations
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Instructions

    Traditional

  1. 1

    Begin with a verse. Select a couplet or short poem about love's enduring qualities. These short poems are typically between two and six verses long. You may write your own verse or use a well-known poet's verses. If the event is casual, feel free to be more witty with some tasteful verses of your own.

  2. 2

    Extend an invitation. Invite the guest to the event, and make it clear what type of event is being hosted. This is the time to tell the guest whether he or she is coming to a formal renewal of vows or a barbecue. For example, you might say "Please be our guest at a celebration of marriage and a renewal of vows."

  3. 3

    Tell who and what the party is for. List the couple's names here, just as you would on a wedding invitation. For example, you could write, "In recognition of the 50 years of marriage of John Smith and Jane Doe Smith."

  4. 4

    Give the time, date and location for the celebration. Write all of the location information out to maintain the formality of the invitation. Do not abbreviate street or state titles and spell out the time and date.

    Formal

  1. 1

    Begin by inviting guests to the event. These invitations begin with "You are invited" or "Please be our guest."

  2. 2

    Give basic information about the event. For example, you could say "for a formal dinner in honour of (guests of honor's name here)."

  3. 3

    Write who the party is for and what they are celebrating. Formal invitations will typically name both the husband and wife by the husband's name and title; for example: "For Mr. and Mrs. John Smith's 50th wedding anniversary."

  4. 4

    Give the time, date and location for the celebration. Write all of the location information out to maintain the formality of the invitation. Do not abbreviate street or state titles and spell out the time and date.

  5. 5

    Provide RSVP information, including the name of the host and how the host can be contacted.

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