10 Best Casual Wedding Invitation Wording Examples (+ TIPS!)


Wondering how to word invitations for casual wedding? Are you a laid-back couple and want a less formal invite? You’ve come to the right place! We’ll show you the best examples for casual wedding invitation wording with samples to inspire you. Read the details below + subscribe for tips to your inbox.

If you’re planning a casual wedding, let’s discuss your invitations! As a rule of thumb, your wedding invitations should always reflect the tone and theme of your wedding. For a casual wedding, your invitation should reflect the formality: fun and laid-back!

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Bride-to-be, Whitney, wrote us with this question:

“Hi Emmaline! I want to pick out wedding invitations with informal undertones. Do you have any suggestions for casual wedding invite wording? Ours is going to be a small and modern wedding so I’m looking for something unique and more laid-back. Thanks for your help!”

Fantastic question, Whitney, and happy to steer you in the right direction. Casual wedding invite wording is so much easier when you have awesome examples to work with. From unique and modern to small and clever invitation wording, we’re rounding up ten perfect examples to share with you for your invitation template. The text on these invites is a bit more fun and low-key than more traditional invitation options.

These invites look great, are worded beautifully, and offer a more low-key feel. 🙂

The examples showcased in this blog post are by artists at Minted. They offer a fantastic collection of invitations, which allows you to sort by type. For more examples, you can sort them by casual styles here.

Let’s get started with the difference between formal vs casual wedding invitation wording examples.

Formal vs Casual Wedding Invite Wording

Traditional

• The opening statement is very traditional, often something along the lines of this:

MR AND MRS [NAMES] REQUEST THE HONOR OF YOUR PRESENCE
AT THE MARRIAGE OF THEIR DAUGHTER

Women's Dresses

• Your first names, fully written out with first, middle, and last

• The ceremony date and time are written formally: “Wednesday, the Eighteenth of April” and “at Six O’Clock in the Evening”

Here’s an example of a formal invite (by Megan Davis):

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Women's Dresses

• Wording, “Reception to Follow”

• Enclosure cards may include a formal dress code, lodging accommodations, and more

Informal

On the flip side, casual wedding invitations will have wording that differs largely and has a more laid-back feel.

Here are some ways you’ll know the difference.

• Opening line is playful and fun, i.e. “Let’s do this wedding thing!” or “Join us for the wedding of” as examples

• Your first names vs. fully written out

• Standard date and time, written as: “September 16, 2023” and “6:00pm”

• The Venues named on the card

• “Dinner and dancing to follow” vs. Formal Reception Wording

Now that you can see the clear difference of the two styles, let’s explore some casual invitation samples. These invites are templates you can edit yourself (just click on the design you love and go from there!) and change up the color, get FREE addressing, and so much more.

Let’s get to it!

Laid-Back Wedding Invitation Wording Examples

1. We’ve Waited X Days for This

This invitation is perfect for any couple who had to reschedule their wedding due to the pandemic, or for couples who have waited a long time to get married. 🙂 Add up the number of days you’ve waited for this moment (use this calculator to add up the days since you met to the wedding date) and edit the invitation template to include your own casual wedding wording.

Here is an example:

WE’VE WAITED # OF DAYS FOR THIS.

PARTY ACCORDINGLY.

[NAME] and [NAME] are getting married.

I love this style! It is designed by Caitlin Considine.

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2. Bring Your Best Dance Moves

This invitation wording is perfect for a fun and casual reception. It is by Angela Garrick and the wording example is as follows:

BRING YOUR BEST DANCE MOVES

TO THE WEDDING OF

[NAME] and [NAME]

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3. Backyard Wedding Invitation Wording

If you’re planning a backyard reception, check this out! It is one of the best casual wedding invitation wording examples I’ve seen yet:

JOIN US FOR A LITTLE PARTY TO CELEBRATE A LOT OF LOVE

[NAME] and [NAME]

INVITE YOU TO THEIR BACKYARD NUPTIALS

Here’s the low-key invitation sample:

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The enclosure cards are fun + casual, too! Love the “will you celebrate with us” for the RSVP card and “let’s have a lot of fun” for the enclosure card.

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4. All We Need Is Love… and You

Cute wedding invitation with a gorgeous color palette of black and gold. (Note: you can edit the colors easily with the template here if you have something else in mind!) The wording here is laid-back yet looks very elegant, so it’s a great fit for a casual wedding reception that has a touch of formality to it.

ALL WE NEED IS LOVE AND YOU

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE WEDDING OF

[NAME] and [NAME]

The enclosure care is more casual with, “The After-Party”. It looks like a fun wedding!

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casual wedding invitation wording examples

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5. You Are Invited to Attend

The wording for this casual invitation is:

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE WEDDING OF

[NAME] and [NAME]

It is designed by Robert and Stella.

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6. The Wait is Finally Over

Ah, the wait is finally over! Celebrate with one of our favorite casual wedding invitation wording examples:

TOGETHER WITH THEIR PARENTS

[NAME] and [NAME]

INVITE YOU TO THEIR WEDDING

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7. Invite You To Celebrate Their Wedding

Here’s a simple yet elegant invitation example:

[NAME] and [NAME]

INVITE YOU TO CELEBRATE THEIR WEDDING

This casual wedding invite wording design is by Jhudy.

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8. Family, Friends, Dinner, Dancing

Go casual with these beautiful invitations! The wording includes a fun, laid-back tone:

FAMILY
FRIENDS
DINNER
DANCING
AND LOTS OF LOVE
[NAME] and [NAME]
WEDDING CELEBRATION

It is designed by Jennifer Lew. You can see color swaps here.

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9. We Do

A simple “We Do” decorates the top of this invitation with the casual wording example as follows (by Lulu and Isabelle):

TOGETHER WITH THEIR FAMILIES
[NAME] and [NAME]
INVITE YOU TO JOIN
THEIR WEDDING CEREMONY

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10. Are You In?

Ooh, this is my favorite and offers one of the best wedding invitation wording for casual weddings! It is by Christine Garcia and reads:

[NAME] & [NAME]
LET’S DO THIS WEDDING THING!

How fun is that?!

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casual wedding invite wording

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I hope these invites help as you plan your casual celebration! If you need more ideas, or want to shop these finds, click on the photo above or click here to shop.

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Happy Planning! Thanks so much to Whitney for writing!

(Have a question for us? Just ask!)

xo
Emma

This is a sponsored post with Minted.

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