Godparent Invite Wording

Find the perfect godparent invite wording for your son or daughter’s special occasion.  Godparents play a huge role in baptisms. They agree to watch over your loved ones and share their counsel and support for years to come. They deserve special wording for their baptism invitations. Show them you appreciate their commitment. Check out the list of godparent invite wording below for ideas and inspiration.

Godparent Invite Wording – Inspiration

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Poetic Godparent Invite Wording

Try incorporating poetry into your godparent invite wording. Adding an excerpt from a favorite poem, or creating one of your own, will affix sentimental value to your invite.

Get started by reviewing the work of famous poets like R.S Thomas, Anne Bradstreet, or John Milton. Take a look at the bible, it’s filled with eloquent passages. Pick out a passage you find especially moving and add it to your invite. Check out the poems below for more godparent invite wording ideas.

A friend is someone we turn to
When our spirits need a lift,
A friend is someone we treasure
For our friendship is a gift,
A friend is someone who fills our lives
With beauty, joy, and grace
And makes the world we live in
A better and happier place.
-Jean Kyler McManus, A Friend is a Treasure


The living Heaven thy prayers respect,
House at once and architect,
Quarrying man’s rejected hours,
Builds therewith eternal towers;
Sole and self-commanded works,
Fears not undermining days,
Grows by decays,
And, by the famous might that lurks
In reaction and recoil,
Makes flame to freeze and ice to boil;
Forging, through swart arms of Offence,
The silver seat of Innocence.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson, Spiritual Laws

Godparent Invite Wording
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Opening eyes perchance long blinded
To the gifts of Heaven’s love,
Till our thoughts at last were lifted
In the homage due above.
And we echoed then the praises
Breathed upon the summer air,
Giving glory to our Maker,
With the wayside flowers fair.
– An excerpt from Mary Dow Brine’s Wild Flowers (A Wayside Sermon) 


”Fountains and ye, that warble, as ye flow,
Melodious murmurs, warbling tune his praise.
Join voices all ye living souls, ye birds,
That singing up to heaven gate ascend,
Bear on your wings and in your notes his praise;
Ye that in waters glide, and ye that walk
The earth, and stately tread, or lowly creep;
Witness if I be silent, morn or even,
To hill, or valley, fountain, or fresh shade
Made vocal by my song, and taught his praise.
Hail universal Lord, be bounteous still
To give us only good; and if the night
Have gathered aught of evil or concealed,
Disperse it, as now light dispels the dark.”
– John Milton, Paradise Lost

Formal Godparent Invite Wording

If you’re planning on inviting your guests to the baptism ceremony, or planning a formal baptism celebration, inscribe your invitation with formal wording. Formal wording works for baptism invitations, because baptisms are important rights of passage that deserve a degree of respect. Formal godparent invite wording will set the a serious tone for your special occasion.

When composing formal invite wording spell out first, middle, and last names. The date as well as the year should also be spelled out. The day of the week and the name of the month should be capitalized, while the year remains lowercase. If you provide the city and state, spell out the name of the state.  Check out the formal godparent invite wording samples below for more ideas.

You are invited to
Andrew John Smith’s
baptism ceremony
the second of May
two thousand eighteen
4:00 PM
The ceremony will be held at
Saint Mary’s Cathedral
Two hundred Pine Street

Godparent Invite Wording
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Sarah  Ann and Martin John Jones
request your presence at their son
William Robert Jones’s
May twenty third
two thousand nineteen
Saint John’s Church
two hundred Water Street
Seattle, Washington


The proud parents
Elizabeth Ann and Victor Wilson White
invite you to their daughter
Elizabeth Maria White’s
baptism celebration
May second
7:00 PM
Saint Martin’s Cathedral
200 Evergreen Lane
Seattle, Washington
Festivities will include: cake, music, and gifts

Religious Passages – Godparent Invite Wording

There’s no better time to include religious quotes in an invitation than a baptism. There are thousands of great bible passages you can include in your godparent invite wording. Select a passage you find moving. Or, choose something that relates to baptism, godparents, or your child. Check out this list for ideas and inspiration.

“Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” – Matthew 19:14
Please join us for the baptism ceremony of our bundle of joy
Peter John Smith
May 22, 2020
Saint Mary’s Cathedral
222 West Ave. North
Seattle, WA


“Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” – Acts 16:31
Please join us for
Mary Ann Quade’s
Friday, January 22nd, 2021
Seattle Community Church
400 Water St. Seattle, WA

Godparent invite wording.
Photo courtesy of Lyric Kinard.

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.” – Ephesians 2:8
Join us for a baptism celebration in honor of
Damien James Smith
May 22, 2017
3:00 PM
Saint Martin Community Church
333 2nd Ave.
Seattle, WA


“One Lord, one faith, one baptism.” Ephesians 4:5
You are welcome to attend the baptism ceremony of
Marissa Ann Quinn
January 3rd, 2023
3:00 PM
Saint Mary’s Cathedral
333 4th Avenue
Seattle, Washington


“As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water.
At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw
the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on him.” Matthew 3:16
We request your presence at
Melissa Mary Maine’s
Baptism Ceremony
January 22nd, 2018
Saint Mary’s Community Church
333 Red Rock Road
Seattle, Washington

Hopefully you found these Godparent Invite Wording suggestions helpful! Make sure to check out PurpleTrail.com for a great selection of baptism invitations. All of their invites are fully customizable so you can add photos, custom wording, and your choice of colors, fonts, and backgrounds.

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