How to Word a 40th Wedding Anniversary Invitation

Written by yvonne van damme
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A 40th wedding anniversary is a momentous occasion. When a couple has been married that long, they deserve an incredible party. The way in which you announce the party, and invite people to the party, should be distinctive. Tailor the invitation to the type of party. If it will be a formal affair, send a more formal invitation and wording. Word a 40th wedding anniversary invitation in a way that illustrates the remarkable couple.

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    If you are having a cocktail party, it is appropriate to mention it in the invite. Word the invitation to communicate something like "The children and family, invite to a cocktail party, on day, date and time, at site's address." Plugging in the actual information.

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    Write a short poem about the couple. This is a romantic way to word a 40th wedding anniversary. Consider writing something like "Two flames still ignited, after 40 years, John and Jane Smith, will celebrate." Substitute the names with the actual names of the couple.

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    Write a longer, more flowery poem, along with the invitation. Write something like "When they met, it was a fairy tale. She was a princess and he was her prince, although she did not lose her glass slipper. They lost their hearts to each other and have been living happily ever after!"

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