Engagement invitation wording ideas

Your partner has popped the big question and you said yes! Congratulations on your engagement! If you want to celebrate your new status as fiance’s with family and friends, you might wish to throw a party. We’ve compiled some creative suggestions of engagement invitation wording to help you with your invites!

While there are endless options to what your party could be, there are a few must-haves for the invitations to make sure your guests have all the information they need.

Be sure to include:

  • Your names
  • The names of the hosts (if it’s not yourselves)
  • Date of the party
  • Location of the party
  • If any special attire is required for the event
  • RSVP information.

Traditional wording

If you decide to follow a more traditional path, be sure to include formal phrases, the title of the hosts and the full name of the engaged couple.

Here are some examples:

1. You are cordially invited to attend an Engagement Party given in honour of

Belinda and Craig

on December 9, 2017 at 5pm

The Waterfront Plaza

5 The Esplanade


RSVP 0400 000 000 by November 25

Hosted by Mary and Carson Kennedy

2. The honor of your presence is requested at a Dinner Party celebrating the engagement of Sarah and Jonas


3. Mr and Mrs Martin O’Kane and Mr and Mrs Quentin Rawlins

Invite you to attend an Engagement Party in honor of

Roxanne and Chris on …

Modern wording

This is often semi-formal, so can be a little more relaxed than the traditional lines, but is still to the point.

You might choose this style of wording if you are hosting your own engagement party.

Some examples include:

1. Introducing the future Mr. and Mrs. Williamson
Please join us for an engagement party

on December 9, 2017 at 5pm

The Waterfront Plaza

5 The Esplanade


RSVP 0400 000 000 by November 25

2. Davina and Alexander

would be pleased to have you join them for a party announcing their engagement

on …

Casual wording

If the party is mainly among friends, or you are just a really laid-back couple, you might choose to go completely casual and perhaps even a little bit clever with some rhyming thrown in for good measure.

1. Spring (summer/autumn/winter) is here

wedding bells are near…

Please join us to celebrate the engagement of

Juanita and Matt

on December 9, 2017 at 5pm

The Waterfront Plaza

5 The Esplanade


Regrets only to 0400 000 000 by November 25

2. The most precious moment of her life…

Josh asked April to be his wife!

Please join us in celebrating our engagement

on …

3. Love is here to stay…

Let’s celebrate by dancing the night away!

Join Candice and Chris for an Engagement Party


4. After all the planning, the big day will be here

But first let’s celebrate with drinks and good cheer

5. Samantha and Doug will soon have a wedding,

Down the aisle is where they are heading.

Before they become husband and wife,

Let’s celebrate their start of a new life!

6. S/He popped the question

S/He said “Yes!”

So we’re having a celebration,

Please be our guest!

Themed wording

engagement invitation wording

Make the invitations a reflection of who you are. Image: The Vintage Press.

If you choose to have a themed party to celebrate your engagement, you will need to make sure your wording clearly reflects what you expect of your guests.

It could be a style of dress, or a particular color you wish for them to wear.

Examples include:

1. Take a dive (in the pool that is) and come celebrate the engagement of

John and Mary

At a luau extravaganza

on May 12 at 6pm

2. Of all the fish in the big, blue sea,

I chose him, and he chose me!

Join us aboard the River Cruise Boat

To party while we drift afloat

3. We’re bubbling with the news…

Martha and Ken are engaged!

Join us for cocktails, dinner and dancing

Surprise engagement

Sometimes an engagement party is thrown as a surprise for the happy couple, so the invitations should state that explicitly to avoid any surprise being spoiled before the party occurs.

An example of surprise invitation wording:

1. There’s an engagement party planned and you’re invited to show, but shhh…don’t tell the happy couple because they don’t know.

Join us in celebrating Keith and Amy on …

If you wish to make your big announcement to everyone at once during a party, send out invitations as you would to any other gathering and try to keep those lips sealed until your big moment.

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