When planning your wedding, leave sufficient time to consider the invitations. The look of them, the wording of them, the intent behind their presentationall send a message to the recipients and set the tone for the wedding itself.
Traditional wording for your wedding invitations would be something like this:
Mr. & Mrs. John White
Request the honor of your presence
To witness the bonding together
Of their daughter Evelyn Linda White
Mr. Michael Warren Jessop
Son of Mr. And Mrs. Winston Jessop
This would, of course, be followed by the particulars.
A less formal approach might read something like this:
Evelyn Linda White
Michael Warren Jessop
Invite you to witness
Their vows of love
On their wedding day.
(And so on)
There is nothing inherently right or wrong about a formal versus a casual approach to your wedding invitations. That decision simply depends on the scale of the event.
There are situations when it would be appropriate to include the invitation to the wedding reception with the wedding invitation. At other times, it would be more...