Wedding Invitation Wording: A Few Samples


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Wedding invites are way more than pretty pieces of paper–they’re chock full of essential information about your Big Day. If stuck for wording ideas, check out the following options to help you out. Keep in mind if the bride’s parents are hosting, it’s customary to leave the bride’s last name off the invitation. If the groom’s parents are hosting, include the bride’s last name.

Traditional

Wedding invitation wording in perhaps its simplest form:

Mr. and Mrs.[proper names of those hosting]
request the honor of your presence [request line]*
at the marriage of their daughter


    Mary Elizabeth [bride’s first and middle names only]
    to Raymond Jenner Jones[groom’s full name]
    Saturday the sixth of May [day of the week, day and month of wedding]
    at six o’clock in the evening [time of wedding and time of day]
    Garden Inn [name of the location of wedding]
    San Francisco, California[city and state where wedding will take place]
    Reception to follow [reception line]

    If One Set of Parents is Hosting

    Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Smith
    request the honor of your presence
    at the marriage of their daughter
    Mary Elizabeth
    and
    Raymond Jenner Jones

    If Both Sets of Parents Are Hosting

    Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Smith
    and
    Mr. and Mrs. Markus Edward Frank
    request the honor of your presence
    at the marriage of their children
    Mary Elizabeth
    and
    Raymond Jenner Jones

    If the Couple is Hosting

    Ms. Mary Elizabeth Smith
    and
    Mr. Raymond Jenner Jones
    request the honor of your presence
    at their marriage

    If Everyone is Hosting

    Ms. Mary Elizabeth Smith
    and
    Mr. Raymond Jenner Jones
    together with their parents
    Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Smith
    and
    Mr. and Mrs. Markus Edward Frank
    request the honor of your presence
    at their marriage

    Hope this helps! Have fun!

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