A funeral is the chance for friends and family to pay their respects and say goodbye to a passed loved one.

They’re a vital part of the grieving process and there importance shouldn’t be understated or overlooked.

So making sure the funeral invitations are correct, with the appropriate details and wording is a key part of letting people know when and where the funeral is.

Invitations can take on different forms – the most traditional being sent in the post as a card. However it isn’t uncommon for the family of the deceased to let people know of a death and subsequent funeral through a phone call, email or even social media like Facebook.

So if you’re unsure of what to put in a funeral invitation, what details are necessary, or how to invite people in other ways (email, phone etc.) then use funeral these invitation wording examples for ideas and inspiration.

What do you Write on a Funeral Invitation?

What you write in a funeral invitation should clearly give those invited all the necessary information in a very easy to read and simple way.

Including these details is essential for your invites:

  • The full name of the deceased
  • Where they were born
  • The date of their death
  • The date, time and location of the funeral
  • Whether the funeral is public or private
  • A picture of the deceased
  • A floral or non-profit contribution
  • The surviving family members
  • Memorial Service details
  • Contact information

You will also want to begin your invite with a message or few words, something like “you are respectfully invited to” or “in loving memory of”.

Funeral Invitation Wording Examples

With great sorrow we are sad to announce that [name] died peacefully on [date].
We appreciate all the lovely messages and condolences that we’ve received. It’s been very moving.
[names] funeral will be held at [location], [date] [time].
A graveside service and reception will follow immediately after. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to [name of organization].

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After a heroic and brave fight we must announce [name] passed away in hospital on [date].
He/she appreciated the flowers and every visit that helped keeping his/her spirits up.
The funeral will be held on [date], [time] at [location].
The burial will follow at [cemetery location]
Please let anyone who knew [name] know and that they are welcome to be there to celebrate and remember his/her life

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In loving memory of [name]

[date of birth] to [date of death]

A beloved husband, father and friend

You are respectfully invited to the funeral on
[date], [time]
[location address]

A reception will follow after.

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Please join us for a memorial service to celebrate the life of [name]

We will remember our amazing friend who has passed away far too soon.
[date and time] at [location]

Please bring your fondest memories of [name] to share with family and friends.

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We are so deeply saddened by the passing of [name].
He/she was a friend to all and will be deeply missed.
The funeral will be held on [date and time] at [location]
Burial will at the [cemetery name]
Please send any donations to [name of organization]

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After a long illness [name] sadly passed away on [date] surrounded by their family.
He/she will be deeply missed.
A funeral will be held on [date], [time] at [location]
Friends and family are all invited
Donations to [organisation]

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funeral invitation wording example

Family and friends of [name] are respectfully invited to attend his/her funeral.
Born: [date] Died: [date]
[Location] on [date], [time].
The reception will follow after at [location]

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You are cordially invited to join us as we celebrate the life of [name]. They were so special and we hope you can attend.
It is at [location], on [date], [time]
And the burial will follow at [cemetery location]
Please let everyone who knew [name] know they are invited and to bring their fondest memories of him/her

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In loving memory of [name]
We will celebrate and remember a life well lived
Please join us for a memorial service at [location]
[date] [time]
Family and friends are invited
May [names] soul rest in peace

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We are saddened to inform you of the death of our beloved father and husband on [date].
The lovely messages of support leading up to this day have not gone unnoticed and were very moving. We appreciated them all so much.
We will be holding a small memorial service for the closest friends and family
At [location] on [date], [time]
We would be honored if you could be there

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We heavy hearts we must announce the passing of [name] on [date], surrounded by family.
[name] was a beloved mother and grandmother who leaves a hole in all our hearts.
A funeral service will be held at [location] on [date] at [time] with the burial will following at [cemetery location]
If you would like to make a donation on behalf of [name] please do so to
[organisation]
No flowers.

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We must sadly announce the passing [name] on [date] after a short illness.
He was a wonderful father, brother and grandfather.
You are respectfully invited to his funeral at [location] on [date], [time]
Reception will follow immediately after
Please send any donations to [organisation]

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After a long and courageous fight [name] died peacefully surrounded by family on [date].
He was a great man, beloved father and husband.
We invite you to attend his funeral that is to be at [location], on [date] [time]
He will be forever in our hearts

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The family of [name] requests the honor of your presence at their funeral.
[location], [time] on [date]
A reception will follow directly after
We request no flowers but donations to [organisation]

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In loving memory of [name] who departed from us on [date]
She was a truly special wife, mother, grandmother and sister.
We are having a memorial service to honor her and would love for you to be there
[date], [time] at [location]

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We hope these funeral invitation wording examples have helped you to choose the perfect words to for inviting friends and family to a funeral.

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