Your wedding invitation will usually be broken down of the following:
Who is hosting the wedding - This is not essential to your wedding invitation unless you want it to be. Traditionally, it is the bride’s parents names on the invitation, but as traditions are changing often parents on both sides host the wedding. This could even be your brother, an aunt, friends, or you (the couple!) An example would be: “Together with their families”, or “John and Amy Smith”
The couples names - Traditionally, the brides name usually goes first. I say - do whatever you want! Whether it’s your first and last names, just your first names or alphabetical. E.g. “Morgan and Taylor”
To request to come to the wedding - Asking your guests to attend the wedding. E.g. “Request you to attend their wedding” or “Join us to celebrate”.
The date of the wedding - Date and year is required, day is optional e.g. “Saturday, the 16th of March 2022”, or “16th of March 2002”, or 16.03.22
Location of the wedding - Traditional invitations have the whole address of the location, but most couples now opt for the wedding venue name and the city, as we can now easily Google locations. If the wedding reception location differs to the ceremony location it should also be listed.
Time- Time of the ceremony is required and may read as “Ceremony to commence at 2pm”. The reception does not explicitly need the time required, unless it is quite a bit later (in terms of time), or if it is at a different venue. It could read as “Reception to follow”, or “Drinks, dinner and dancing to follow” is a less traditional option.
Dress code- Optional, usually at the bottom of an invitation. E.g. “Attire: black tie”.
RSVP by details - Optional, usually at the bottom of an invitation. “Please RSVP by the 1st November, 2021”.