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Wording Your Invitations

It’s an ageless question: How exactly do I word my invitations? As most newly engaged couples know, this can be a tricky subject because what’s read between the lines is who’s hosting (in other words, paying for) the wedding. Fortunately, many of today’s etiquette rules are versatile.

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But before you can tweak the rules to meet your unique wording needs, you first have to understand the rules. The following will guide through the basics of a traditionally worded invite.

FROM BRIDE’S PARENTS

(in a house of worship)

(Bride’s Parents)

request the honor of your presence

at the marriage of their daughter

(Bride First & Middle)

to

(Groom First & Middle)

son of (Groom’s Parents)

(Day), the (date) of (Month)

(year)

at (time)

(Location)

(Address)

(City, State)

FROM BRIDE’S PARENTS

(not in a house of worship)

(Bride’s Parents)

invite you to share in the joy

of the marriage uniting their daughter

(Bride First & Middle)

and

(Groom First, Middle & Last)

(Day), the (date) of (Month)

(year)

at (time)

(Location)

(Address)

(City, State)

— OR —

(Bride’s Parents)

request the pleasure of your company

at the marriage of their daughter

(Bride First & Middle)

to

(Groom First, Middle & Last)

(Day), the (date) of (Month)

(year)

at (time)

(Location)

(Address)

(City, State)

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WITH MENTION

OF GROOM’S PARENTS

(Bride’s Parents)

and

(Groom’s Parents)

request the honor of your presence

at the marriage of their children

(Bride First & Middle)

and

(Groom First & Middle)

(Day), the (date) of (Month)

(year)

at (time)

(Location)

(Address)

(City, State)

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FROM BOTH PARENTS

(Bride’s Parents)

and

(Groom’s Parents)

request the honor of your presence

at the marriage of their children

(Bride First & Middle)

and

(Groom First & Middle)

(Day), the (date) of (Month)

(year)

at (time)

(Location)

(Address)

(City, State)

FROM COUPLE & PARENTS

WITH PARENTS’ NAMES

(Bride First, Middle & Last)

and

(Groom First, Middle & Last)

together with their parents

(Parents) and

(Parents)

request the honor of your presence

at their marriage celebration

(Day), the (date) of (Month)

(year)

at (time)

(Location)

(Address)

(City, State)

FROM COUPLE & PARENTS

WITHOUT PARENTS’ NAMES

Together with their parents

(Bride First, Middle & Last)

and

(Groom First, Middle & Last)

request the honor of your presence

at their marriage celebration

(Day), the (date) of (Month)

(year)

at (time)

(Location)

(Address)

(City, State)

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FROM BRIDE & GROOM

(Bride First, Middle & Last)

and

(Groom First, Middle & Last)

request the honor of your presence

at their marriage

(Day), the (date) of (Month)

(year)

at (time)

(Location)

(Address)

(City, State)

— OR —

The pleasure of your company

is requested at the marriage of

(Bride First, Middle & Last)

and

(Groom First, Middle & Last)

(Day), the (Month) of (date)

(year)

at (time)

(Location)

(Address)

(City, State)

 

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