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One of the biggest dilemmas a to-be-wed couple faces has got very less to do with outfits, styling or even the decor. It’s whether they should invite their colleagues and if so, how many! No matter how much you may love your job or your team, you know that there are only certain people that you want to invite to the wedding and not all.

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 professional conduct. This is why you must draft a formal wedding invitation letter to colleagues.

Weddings by Knotty Days
Weddings by Knotty Days

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 penalise 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 too!

How to draft a formal wedding invitation letter to colleagues?

Gautam Khullar Photography
Gautam Khullar Photography

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.

Style 1

Weddings by Knotty Days
Weddings by Knotty Days

Dear Team,

I would like to take this opportunity to inform you that I am getting married on the 7th of May 2021. 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,

Anjali.

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 to your colleagues, you must draft a formal wedding invitation letter to them and maybe continue with the informal conversation on call or personal messages through WhatsApp invitations and so on.

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 2020! I would love for all of you to be present at my wedding and grace the day. I 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,

Anjali.

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 undertone 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.

Style 3

Weddings by Knotty Days
Weddings by Knotty Days

Hello Team Murphy!

Greetings!

As you know already from the multiple discussions during lunch, I am getting married on the 7th of May. Let’s add another fun event to our journey together – my Shaadi! I cordially invite you all to my wedding. Please look forward to receiving a wedding invitation card regarding the same within this week. Here are the details of my wedding for your ease of planning:

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,

Anjali.

Why does this work? 

This is the type of formal wedding invitation letter to colleagues that 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.

Image Courtesy: KORO FILMS 

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 in Style 1 mentioned above. It is definitely better to err on the side of being cautious!

Get in touch with our wedding card makers to invite the rest of your gang!

-With words by Anwesha Das.