Wedding Wording Templates
This section details some wording ideas and templates for Wedding Invitations, Gift Poems, Order of Service Template and Thank You verses. Just scroll down for the relevant item you’d like help with. We can print whatever wording you’d like on your wedding stationery. Here are a few examples of wording ideas but we can help if you are unsure.
Gift List Poems
On this day, our special day
We do not know how to say
We have a house and contents too
So presents really wouldn’t do
But if a gift you’d like to bring
Then money would be just the thing
We hope this does not cause offence
In our case it makes more sense.
We have pots and pans and linen and towels;
We have glasses and toasters,
really quite a few;
So instead of more gifts,
we suggest this to you;
If it doesn’t offend
and it won’t send you running;
What we would really appreciate
is quite simply money.
So what do you get
For the bride and groom
Whose house needs things
In every room?
When shopping for a present please don’t be rash
As there is always the option
To just give cash!
We hope you don’t find
Our request to be funny
But we really would appreciate
A gift of money.
Bring happiness that never ends
Each one of you as guests we’ll treasure
You’ll fill our day with so much pleasure
While wedding presents are so nice
Your presence really will suffice
But if a gift is on your mind
Your contribution would be kind
We are saving to buy a home together as you know,
Each welcome gift will help it grow
But the greatest gift is that you’ll say
You’d love to share our wedding day.
And hope you will join our celebration.
If to send a gift is your intention,
In modesty we would like to mention,
We have already got a kettle and a toaster,
Crockery, dinner mats and coasters,
So rather than something we have already got,
Please give us money for our savings pot.
But, most importantly, we request,
That you turn up as our wedding guest.
We’ve lived quite a while with all our pots and pans
and as we don’t need homely gifts we’ve got another plan.
We know its not traditional but an awful lot more fun
to have items on our wedding list to help us catch some sun.
So if you’d like to give a gift and send us on our way
a donation to our honeymoon would really make our day!
Unsure in our minds, of what we may need,
Not wanting to offend, or show any greed,
We have the essentials to be living in sin,
A kettle, a toaster, and even a bin.
So , money is requested, in order to proceed,
With life’s little luxuries one day we might need.
A happy event it must be said.
They are beginning a new life
Looking ahead to be husband and wife.
To help them set up home anew
Now they’ve found pastures new.
To buy sofas, beds and wardrobes too
A gift of money they request of you.
But, most importantly, they request,
That you turn up as their wedding guest.
Our Wedding Wish
An exciting time is coming our way,
and we can’t wait for you to share our special day!
We do but have just one request,
and that’s for you to be our guest.
We don’t expect presents or gifts galore,
Laughter and fun is the aim of the day,
so no amount of presents will take this away.
We have our pots, we have our pans
but what we need is a helping hand
So for you we have another request,
after a year of planning a wedding…. we need a rest!
If a gift however you’d like to give,
then please think of us
A honeymoon is just what we need,
so a donation would be gratefully received
But don’t forget above the rest,
we just want you to be our guest!
We haven’t got a gift list, for all of you to see,
Because as you all know we never can agree!
But if you’d like to help us, start our married life,
cash or high street vouchers, would save a lot of strife.
And have a lovely home.
There are not too many things,
That we don’t already own
So please don’t be offended,
And please don’t think we’re brash.
But if thoughts were on a present,
We would much prefer the cash.
But the choice is really up to you,
And we would like to say,
That the best gift we could receive,
Is you, here, on our special day.
More than just kisses so far we’ve shared
Our home has been made with love and care
Most things we need we’ve already got
Like a toaster and kettle, pans and pots.
A wishing well we thought would be great
(but only if you wish to participate)
A gift of money is placed in the well
Then make a wish … but do not tell.
Once we’ve replaced the old with the new
We can look back and say it was thanks to you!
And in return for your kindness we’re sure
that one day soon you’ll get what you wished for!
But in this case there is a slight twist
Our home is complete with the usual stuff
And the things that we have are good enough
Our dream is to honeymoon in a foreign land
And walk along the beach hand in hand
We hope you don’t think of us as being rude
And that our request is not misconstrued
But a contribution to our honeymoon pot
Would be appreciated such a lot
But the most important thing to say
Is that you are there to celebrate our day!
Order of Service Templates
We can print any wording inside your book, here are some examples to get you started.
It is important to speak with your vicar or priest when starting to think about your order of service and to agree the content you’d like to include in your wedding ceremony.
To most couples this is the most important part of the day and a lot of thought should be given to the readings and hymns you’d like to include. If you are unsure your vicar or priest will be able to help out and advise on the hymns and readings which will be in keeping with the joyful celebration of your wedding day.
Your church or chapel will have their own preferred order for the marriage ceremony but we have put together a template which is the most popular format for a Church of England Wedding and this can be easily tweaked by your vicar if necessary.
Take a look at our range of wedding order of service books offered with paper inserts to accommodate your service.
Order of Service
for the marriage of
at St. Mary’s Church, Winchester
Saturday 24th August 2021
Entrance of the Bride
Music: Canon in D Major by Johann Pachelbel
Welcome and Introduction
Reverend E Jones
All Things Bright and Beautiful
by David Buchanan
1 Corinthians, Chapter 13: 1-13
The Marriage Ceremony
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.
The Exchange Of Rings
Lord of the Dance
The Signing Of The Register
Witnesses: Jeanette Stevens and David Miles
Bride and Groom Exit
Music: Wedding March by Mendelssohn
Here is a standard template for an order of service for a civil ceremony.
A civil, or registrar, ceremony is a non-religious legal marriage ceremony performed by a government official or functionary. In the United Kingdom, this person is typically called a registrar.
These ceremonies are held in register offices or on grounds that are licensed for marriage ceremonies, such as estates, castles, hotels, barns and restaurants.
They are normally short, more informal, intimate ceremonies. Instead of traditional wedding vows, couples exchange their own written vows that speak of their love and promises to each other.
Order of Service
for the marriage of
Harold Hall Hotel
Saturday 24th August 2021
Entrance of the bride
Welcome and introductions
The marriage ceremony
Declaration of Vows
Exchange of Rings
Signing of the Register
Exit of the bridal couple
Some ‘Thank You’ Verses
We can print any wording inside your card but here are a few examples.
Just a card to thank you
And a line to tell you too.
Nothing could have been more welcome
Than that thoughtful gift from you.
And as the years shall come and go
Your gift will give us pleasure
And bring you back to us again
In memories to treasure.
So from the tips of our boots
To the tops of our hats
We thank you for your present
And your hearty “congrats”.
all we felt that magic day.
A heartfelt thanks is sent to you
for your thoughtful gift and wishes, too.
These few words can hardly say
all I felt on my magical birthday.
I send to you my heartfelt thanks
for your thoughtful gift
and your best wishes too.
Our wedding day was special because we were lucky
enough to be surrounded by the people we love.
Your thoughtfulness & generosity are truly appreciated.
Thank you for sharing in the start of our new life together.
We would like to thank you
In our special way,
For the gift you gave
On our wedding day.
It was thoughtful and kind
And generous too,
The perfect gift
To us from you.
A gift to remind us
Of our wedding day
So to you for your kindness
Thank you we say.