Creativity & Humor in Wedding Invitation Wording

The more I blog about weddings, the more I find things that make me sigh and think, “I wish I’d done something like this at my wedding!” Well here’s one of those ideas… I was browsing {ritzy bee blog} and found this awesome wedding invitation RSVP card, featuring the droll “bell controversy.” I LOVE the idea of letting your individuality and sense of humor shine through the typically formal (ie: dull) wording of wedding invitations and RSVP cards.

And why not? In addition to the joy of receiving your invite, you add an element of surprise and an unexpected laugh. Humorous wedding invitations are also a good way to lighten up the sometimes stressful, solemn mood associated with weddings and getting married, particularly for those guests who dread putting on a suit and tie. Your guests will appreciate the lighthearted feeling and look forward to an event that’s fun (as well as meaningful).

While artwork and caricatures are one way to create humorous invitations, I like the idea of a traditional, formal looking invitation with nontraditional wording. The incongruousness of combining the two is perfect for those with a sophisticated type of dry humor.

All has some examples that are just great. For example, the couple who’s finally decided to get married after scorning the idea of marriage, can write:

Susan “Wedding Schmedding” Smith
David “They’ll Never Take Me Alive” Jones
gleefully invite you to witness
the eating of their words!

Even if you have a traditionally worded invitation, you can insert a glimmer of unexpected humor by asking guests to RSVP to the e-mail address:

Great Quotes

Instead of a sentimental line of stale poetry, stun your guests with something a bit different, like one of these not-so-famous quotes on weddings and married life. The funniest part is sure to be the people who just don’t get it. Come on, picture it…

“I really don’t see what is so romantic about proposing. One may be accepted – one usually is, I believe – and then the excitement is ended. The very essence of romance is uncertainty.” (Oscar Wilde)

“Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.” (Oscar Wilde)

“The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.” (Henry Youngman)

“All tragedies are finished by a death, all comedies by a marriage.” (Lord Byron)

“A wife is someone who’ll stand by you through all the trouble you wouldn’t have had if you’d stayed single.” (Unknown)

“By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you’ll be happy. If you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.” (Socrates)

Wedding invitations for a second marriage can be a bit awkward and tricky. I think that couples getting married for the second time have an especially unique opportunity to laugh at themselves, if only they’ll allow themselves that pleasure. For example:

“Many a man owes his success to his first wife and his second wife to his success.” (Jim Backus)

“I’ve had bad luck with both my wives. The first one left me and the second one didn’t.” (Patrick Murray)

Check out latest n greatest for more fabulous quotes!

Do you have any grand ideas for humorous wedding invitation wording? Got a favorite quote? Leave us a comment, we’d love to hear it!


  1. Funny!
    Hey does anyone have any suggestions for wording to a jigsaw puzzle themed wedding?