26 April 2023

Wedding invitation emails for your inspiration

Olena Zinkovska
Olena Zinkovska Blog editor
Table of contents
  1. Content for your wedding invitation email template
  2. Wedding invitation email design: what to include
  3. Subject lines for your wedding invitation emails
  4. Examples of online wedding invitations' text
  5. Wrapping up 
Content for your wedding invitation email template

William Feather once said, “An invitation to a wedding invokes more trouble than a summons to a police court.” Making a guest list, printing out RSVP cards, and splashing out your wedding budget to check how paper invitations would look in this shade of blue.

Sounds exasperating, doesn’t it? Well, what if we said you could make your life easier and invite your guests via email using well-designed wedding invitations? You can align the wedding invitations' email design with the overall vibe of your special day, add custom fonts, and experiment with a color palette whenever you like. 

In this piece, you will learn what content and design features your message should contain and find the most attention-grabbing subject lines for your wedding invitation emails.

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Content for your wedding invitation email template

Besides stylish design, your online wedding invitations have to be informative, so it’s crucial to include all the necessary details in your emails. You can even create a separate wedding website and make it a part of your online invitations, where each guest can see the detailed wedding planning.

Here are some essential details to inform your guests about:

  • Specify the reason for the email invitation

Instead of overwhelming your invitees with endless details at once, it’s better to ensure everyone understands the reason for the occasion. Use your template’s header to grab recipients’ attention and clearly state the purpose of your email. 

You can use Stripo to choose an appealing decorative font or upload a custom one and equip a header with the couple’s names and your wedding date.

Online Invitations _ Specify the Reason for the Occasion in Your Wedding Invitation Card

(Source: Stripo template)

  • Include the time and date of your wedding ceremony

Don’t forget to include the date (and the year!) of your wedding. Use legible fonts and contrasting colors to make it noticeable in your template.

Wedding Planning _ Iclude the Time and Date of Your Wedding Ceremony

(Source: Email Competitors)

It’s also a good idea to add a timeline template of your special day, so your guests can understand when they should arrive at your ceremony and when it’s time to enjoy a cake.

Include a Wedding Timeline in Your Invitation Letter

(Source: Stripo template)

  • Add the venue location to wedding invitations

Remember to add the venue location to your wedding invitation email templates so that your guests can find you effortlessly. By using Stripo, you can easily type the venue address in your email template and add a map icon with a “Create Route” button and location details. Thus, your invitees can follow the link and understand where your ceremony will be held and how to get there. It's always better to take care of all the details in your invites.

  • Provide RSVP instructions even without the wedding website

It’s vital to stay aware of the number of guests you expect so that you can order food and beverages, create seating arrangements, and finalize other nitty-gritty wedding details. Inform your invitees how they should RSVP to your digital wedding invitation and by when. You can place a form on your wedding website and include a link to it in your invitation email to enable people to complete it within a few clicks. 

RSVP Tracking in Your Wedding Email

(Source: Stripo template)

If you don’t have a website, no worries! By using Stripo, you can add an AMP form to your message so that people will just have to click on the “Yes” or “No” option directly in your wedding invitation email. 

Please watch the video below to learn how to build eye-catching AMP forms for your invitation emails:

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  • Create a gift list for your big day

It’s rather frustrating to get numerous bed linen sets or kitchen utensils for your wedding when you would appreciate honeymoon funds instead. That’s why we recommend you compile a detailed gift list and attach it to your wedding invitation email. As a result, you will love all of the gifts your invitees pick and won’t have to clean dust from endless porcelain figurines daily. Success! :)

  • Include a dress code on your wedding invitations

Casual clothing for a relaxed BBQ party? Cocktail attire for an elegant evening? Tuxedos and formal gowns? Or maybe you decided to go for an unusual wedding theme and expect your guests to dress up like Disney characters?

It’s vital to specify a dress code on your invitation template to evoke the right atmosphere and ensure everyone is comfortable with their outfit. Depending on the tone of voice you selected, you can announce a dress code in a casual or fun style to motivate invitees to participate. 

Here are some examples to announce a wedding dress code:

  • dress to impress;

  • come as you are;

  • tropical chic;

  • country style;

  • cocktail attire;

  • semi-formal;

  • black tie;

  • pool party;

  • casual vibes.

Wedding invitation email design: what to include

Now that you understand what content to include in your invitation emails, let’s make your templates look festive and appealing. A good wedding invite email should include a photo of your couple, a beautiful color palette, relevant imagery, and personalized elements. 

  • Add a photo of your couple on wedding invitations

A sweet couple photo can speak a thousand words, so don’t be shy to make it a central element of your invitation email. You and your significant other are the main characters of this day, after all! Whether you want to choose a funny selfie or go for a professional photoshoot, it will add a personal touch to your invitation and delight your guests. Make your invitations more personal messages with the help of photos!

Add a Photo of Your Couple to an Email Invite

(Source: Stripo template)

  • Pick the color palette for your online wedding invitations

A color palette creates the entire vibe of your wedding invitation. Keep in mind the atmosphere and style of your special day. If it is an outdoor ceremony, you can go for an energizing mix of forest green, bright gold, and elegant beige. If you want to get married on the beach, think about a combination of dusty blue, lavender, and coral.

Choose a Color Palette for Digital Invitations to Express Your Personal Style

(Source: Stripo template)

  • Choose relevant imagery for invitation templates

Besides photos of a happy couple, you can also enrich your invitation emails with some relevant images. Yeah, you can’t go wrong with hearts, flowers, and wedding rings, but we recommend you think about something unique and eye-catching. Design your invitation as a comic book, add some local jokes, or decorate your email template according to the theme of your wedding.

  • Personalize your wedding invitations

Make your guests feel valued and appreciated by personalizing your wedding invitations. Address every recipient by name and add a small detail that’s relevant specifically to them. It may be their hobby, occupation, or a beloved pet. Thus, you will create a personal connection and motivate invitees to respond faster.

Subject lines for your wedding invitation emails

A subject line is the first thing recipients notice about your email, so it’s essential to make it both catchy and succinct. We recommend you include key information about your special occasion in the subject line: the couple’s names, the event, and the wedding date. As a result, your invitees won’t overlook such an email and will understand who the message is from immediately. 

Here are some subject line examples for your wedding invitation email:

  1. Rose & Jack are getting married!

  2. You are invited to Rose & Jack’s wedding | July 22, 2023.

  3. Join us as we say "I do": Rose and Jack's wedding invitation | 7.22.2023.

  4. Rose and Jack's themed wedding: La La Land | July 22, 2023.

  5. Mark your calendar for Rose & Jack’s wedding | 7.22.2023.

  6. You're invited! Rose and Jack's wedding: A day of joy and a new path | July 22, 2023.

  7. Rose & Jack are tying the knot, and you are invited | July 22, 2023.

  8. Our love story: Rose and Jack's wedding celebration.

  9. Save the date for Rose & Jack’s wedding in July 2023.

  10. vA day to celebrate love and commitment: Rose & Jack’s ceremony.
  11. Fancy some free drinks? Join us at our wedding | Rose & Jack, 7.22.2023.

Examples of online wedding invitations' text

Sample 1

Our precious [Name],

We are thrilled to share that we will be getting married on July 22, 2023, and we would love for you to be there to celebrate with us. The rite and reception are planned at [Location name], which can be found at [Address].

We'll also be grateful if you can find some nice 90s attire because the wedding has a "La La Land" movie theme. So don't be afraid to look through some of the photos for more ideas!

[You can attach dress-code pics here]

For your convenience, the entire celebration timeline is provided below:

[You can attach a detailed timeline here]

We cannot wait to see you.
— Jack & Rose

Sample 2

Dear [Name],

Having you join us on July 22, 2023, is an honor, and we appreciate your love and support. The registry is not expecting gifts, but if you would like to contribute, you can access it here [Wedding website].

We also welcome donations to a charity of your choice in memory of us. Our celebrations will be more meaningful with your presence.

Thank you,
— Jack & Rose

Sample 3

Greetings, [Name],

We wanted to share some details of Jack and Rose's wedding ceremony with you. The rite will be held at [Location name] at [Time].

We recommend arriving at least 40 minutes before the ceremony starts time to find parking and arrange for a seat. Don't forget that we have a [Dress code].

We hope to see you there and celebrate this special occasion with you!

Best wishes,
Rose & Jack

Sample 4

Dear [Name],

The following information is about the marriage venue for our upcoming ceremony on July 22, 2023. It is planned to hold both the ceremony and reception at [Venue name], which can be found at [Address].

We are happy to assist you with transportation or accommodations if you have any questions. Taking part in this celebration is a special part of our lives. We hope you will be able to join us.

Our warmest regards,
Jack and Rose

Sample 5


Jack and Rose's wedding will take place on July 22, 2023, and it will be our sincere pleasure to invite you. We will hold the ceremony at [Venue name] at [Time].

We would be honored to have you celebrate this special day with us. We would appreciate it if you could reply here [With the RSVP form] so that we can make the necessary arrangements for your attendance.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Warm regards,
Rose & Jack

Sample 6

Dear [Name],

We are excited to announce Jack and Rose's wedding on July 22, 2023. We would be delighted if you could save the date and celebrate this joyful occasion with us.

We will send out formal invitations soon with all the details, but for now, please mark your calendar for this special day.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

With love and appreciation,
Rose & Jack

Wrapping up 

Wedding invitation emails can be a great tool to save precious resources, experiment with design whenever you need, and track RSVPs effortlessly. It’s essential to include relevant information in an email template and make your online invitation reflect the overall style of this special day. Now you are all set to create your amazing wedding invitation email template!

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