Jewish wedding invitation wording: Talia and David wedding invitation

Weddings are a time to join together, celebrate beautiful love stories, and honor our friends and loved ones on their journey through life. For many people — including those who practice Judaism — weddings are also a way to join that special partnership with faith.

You likely already have an idea of Jewish wedding traditions you want to include on your big day, such as readings from the Torah, signing the ketubah, and taking vows under the chuppah. But what about Jewish wedding invitation wording? Before you even have the ceremony, you need to find the right words.

If you’re trying to figure out how to write your Jewish wedding invitation, we’re here to help. This guide offers a variety of Jewish wedding invitation wording ideas that will help set the tone for your special day.

What To Include in a Jewish Wedding Invitation

Jewish wedding invitation wording: letter and a ring on a table

Like all wedding invitations, a Jewish wedding invite should include the basic details of the special day so guests can mark their calendars and make preparations to attend the ceremony.

Here’s what to include on a Jewish wedding invitation:

  • Names of the couple-to-be
  • A request to attend or witness the ceremony
  • Date, time, and location of the event
  • Reception information
  • Dress code
  • Gift registry
  • A link to a wedding website or wedding blog
  • RSVP card or details including deadline and how to RSVP

Some Jewish wedding invites will list multiple times for each individual part of the wedding program. That means you can include a separate time for the kabbalat panim, main ceremony, and dinner reception.

It’s also worth noting that most brides and grooms use the Hebrew calendar — a lunar calendar — rather than the Gregorian calendar when listing dates. If you’re inviting non-Jewish attendees, be sure to distinguish these dates so everyone shows up at the right time and place. (More on this in a minute.)

While most Jewish weddings are evening events and tend to be more formal, that doesn’t mean you can’t host a casual affair if that’s more your style. When it comes to invitations, it’s important to match the phrasing to the formality of the event. If you’re hosting an orthodox Jewish wedding or a similar formal wedding, it’s a good idea to use titles when addressing the guests on the invite. For more casual events, you can skip the titles altogether.

Jewish Wedding Invitation Wording

Jewish wedding invitation wording: Jewish bride and groom smiling

There isn’t one correct way to word a Jewish wedding invite. There are many ways you can incorporate your love story and personality into the invitation. Jewish wedding invitations can also take on a special significance with the use of Hebrew phrases and words that evoke reverence and respect for the special day. Just make sure to include all of the relevant information we listed above and then have some fun getting creative with your words.

Here are some Jewish wedding invitation wording ideas to help inspire you. 

  • Join us in witnessing the union of (bride and groom’s names).
  • On the first day of Lyar (list the corresponding date on the Gregorian calendar), Aaron and Isabella invite you to witness their union under the chuppah. 
  • Together with their parents, (groom’s name) and (brides name) request your presence in the celebration of their marriage.
  • We (groom and bride names) invite you to join us in honoring our lifetime commitment to one another in a wedding ceremony.
  • Share one of the most special days of our lives and witness the union of our son (groom’s name) and his bride-to-be (bride’s name).
  • With pride and joy, we request you join us in witnessing the commitment of our children (bride and groom’s names) under the chuppah.
  • From the bottom of our hearts, we invite you to witness and bless our Jewish wedding on (month and day of the year).
  • Join us for a beautiful ceremony under the chuppah — and a lively celebration of hora dancing and dining afterward — as we celebrate our love by getting married.
  • We (bride and groom’s names) invite you to witness our union and join us in smashing the glass at our wedding ceremony on (date and time).

These are just a few ideas, so don’t feel tied to any one option. While Jewish wedding invitation wording tends to be formal and reverent, you can infuse a little playfulness or humor in the invite if you wish. After all, it’s your day and you should celebrate however you like!

Jewish Wedding Invitation Inspiration

Now that you know what to include on your wedding invitations, it’s time to select the perfect design. Whether you have a specific style in mind or are looking for inspiration from different invitation suites, you’ll find what you’re looking for at Greenvelope. 

Along with digital wedding invitations, we offer a huge range of high-quality save the dates and thank you cards that you can use to complete your wedding stationery. Here are some Jewish wedding invitation ideas that could be perfect for your big day.

1. Simply Stars Invitation

Jewish wedding invitation wording: Simply Stars Invitation from Greenvelope

Design: Signature Greenvelope

This starry invitation is simple and elegant with a touch of glamour thanks to the gold foil elements. It features a letterpress background and the Star of David, making it perfect for Jewish weddings. Customize it by changing the background and lettering to suit your wedding decor or go for silver or rose gold foil accents for something different.

2. Watercolor Brushstroke Invitation

Jewish wedding invitation wording: Watercolor Brushstroke Invitation from Greenvelope

Design: Stacey Meacham Design, LLC

This modern and sophisticated invite features a bold watercolor brushstroke framing the Star of David. Change the font to a calligraphy style for vintage elegance or opt for bolder lettering for something more contemporary. It’s also perfect for a bridal shower and other Jewish events like bat mitzvahs and bar mitzvahs.

3. Gold Leaf Pomegranate Invitation

Gold Leaf Pomegranate Invitation from Greenvelope

Design: Nikki Levine

This beautiful wedding card features a colorful pomegranate, symbolizing love and beauty in the Jewish faith. The high-resolution alternating colors impart a stained glass effect and mimic the look of damask fabrics while a gold foil outline elevates the design. 

4. Tree of Life Invitation

Tree of Life Invitation from Greenvelope

Design: Colin Cowie

This gorgeous ecru-hued invitation features a stunning tree of life, or etz chaim, which symbolizes the blossoming of new souls. The minimalist texturing and simple template make it easy to customize or use as a sophisticated invitation for a momentous day. It’s the perfect Hebrew wedding invitation for more formal Jewish wedding ceremonies. It can also be used for interfaith unions thanks to its simple design.

5. Elegant Emboss Invitation

Elegant Emboss Invitation from Greenvelope

Design: Signature Greenvelope

This Jewish-inspired invitation features an understated Star of David, keeping the focus on the special couple and the wedding details. It’s perfect when hosting a traditional Jewish wedding as well as a great design when you want to say “Mazel tov!” for a bat or bar mitzvah. (You can add a monogram to make it your own.)

6. Blue Brushstrokes Invitation

Blue Brushstrokes Invitation from Greenvelope

Design: Lisa Travis

This modern invitation blends contemporary watercolor design with the classic Jewish symbol of the Star of David. It’s an elegant yet whimsical option for a Jewish wedding that is semi-formal. Customize the colors to fit your wedding theme and change up the font to reflect your personality.

Celebrate the Milestones With Greenvelope

Jewish bride and groom smiling while dancing

Whether you’re looking for something with a little greenery to invoke visions of the Garden of Eden or something modern and simple, you’re sure to find something you love with our selection of wedding invitations. Best of all, we’re here to help when it comes to all of your wedding planning needs. Check out our Stationers blog for tips on everything from Jewish wedding invitation wording to general event planning.

Looking for other ways to celebrate special moments? We’ve got you covered with a wide range of bat mitzvah invitations and bar mitzvah invites and other stunning digital invitations for each of life’s precious milestones.