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One of the biggest dilemmas a bride faces has nothing to do with fashion, styling, or even the man she is marrying! It’s whether she should invite her colleagues and if so, how many! No matter how much you may love your job or your team, you know that there are certain people that you just don’t want to invite! At the same time, when you’re inviting the teammates that you don’t mind seeing at your wedding, you must maintain professional decorum to ensure you invitation email falls within the spectrum of acceptable office behaviour. This is why you must draft a formal wedding invitation letter to colleagues.

A formal wedding invitation letter to colleagues does not have to be one that’s printed on a fancy card and handed out. It can be a formal email that you’ve sent out to a group of people. Often, many organisations prefer this mode of communication as it is discreet and does not allow for others to get their feelings hurt on not being invited! Though absolutely no one in your workplace can penalize you for distributing sweets or cards to invite people, a more formal approach just works better in your favour. It helps maintain your professional image!

How to draft a formal wedding invitation letter to colleagues?

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Depending on the kind of relationship you share with your coworkers and reporting manager, you can either send out a highly formal wedding invitation letter to colleagues, or one that has a little room for your personality. The following are a few examples of both of these styles that you can take inspiration from!

1. Style 1

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Dear Team,

I would like to take this opportunity to inform you that I am getting married on the 7th of May of this year. I would like to invite all you to be a part of the celebrations and will send you an email regarding the details of the wedding shortly.

Warm Regards,

Swati

Why does this work?

If you work in an MNC or a very corporate environment, you know for a fact that maintaining appearances and professional decorum is an absolute MUST, especially when the written word is involved. Even if you are quite close with your colleagues, you must draft a formal wedding invitation letter to colleagues.

2. Style 2

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Dear Team,

It is my immense pleasure to inform you that I am getting married on the 7th of May! I would love to have all of you at my wedding, and look forward to seeing you there. Please find the venue details and other information below:

Venue: Neemrana Fort

Wedding ceremony: 7th May, 8 pm onwards

Reception ceremony: 8th May, 8 pm onwards

Please RSVP to this email!

Warm regards,

Shruti

Why does this work?

This formal wedding invitation letter to colleagues is one that has a slightly lighter tone, which is appropriate for people who have a friendly bond with their colleagues. It still retains a professional vibe but the overall tonality has a touch of warmth and friendliness to it, making it ideal for working professionals who do not want a very stiff formal wedding invitation letter to colleagues.

3. Style 3

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Hello Team Murphy!

Greetings!

As you know from multiple lunch-room discussions, I am getting married on the 7th of May. Let’s add another fun event to our journey together – my Shaadi! You all are invited to my wedding so please look forward to receiving a card regarding the same within this week. For the sake of planning, here are the details of my wedding:

Venue: Chomu Palace

Wedding ceremony: 7th May, 8 pm onwards

Reception ceremony: 8th May, 8 pm onwards

You may RSVP to this email, or when we meet for lunch!

@Varun, I’d appreciate no ad-hoc emergency assignments from you buddy!

Warm regards,

Shruti

Why does this work? 

This is the type of formal wedding invitation letter to colleagues essentially serves the purpose of inviting your closest work friends to your wedding in a formal capacity, without adding overtly professional overtones to your communication. However, do note that while this style does have a slightly more casual vibe to it, it does not cross any professional boundaries or come across as childish in any way. Adding a sweet little inside joke at the bottom lets you retain your sense of camaraderie with your teammates, while the rest of the tonality is conversational, yet polite – perfect for a formal wedding invitation letter to colleagues.

Do remember that an invitation letter is just that, a letter. If you are interested in making the invitation more meaningful, you should go ahead and send a card or a wedding invitation video over WhatsApp to your group of friends from work. If you are planning on CCing higher level managers in your email invitation, then stick to the super formal tone. It is definitely better to err on the side of being cautious!

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