Invitation Wording


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Invitation Wording

With all the ways a family can be blended, wording a wedding invitation can get rather complicated. So to make it a bit easier here are a compiled list of options (both formal and a bit more relaxed) for you to help make the process of wording your invites a bit easier.

Both Parents Hosting – option 1

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith
along with Mr. and Mrs. Robert Henderson
cordially invite you* to attend
the marriage of their children

Isabella Leigh
to
Brayden Thomas

September nineteenth
two thousand sixteen
half past four o’clock

The U.S. Grant Hotel
San Diego, California

Reception to Follow*

Both Parents Hosting – option 2

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith
cordially invite you to attend
the marriage of their daughter

Isabella Leigh
to
Brayden Thomas

son of Mr. and Mrs. David Henderson

September nineteenth
two thousand sixteen
half past four o’clock

The U.S. Grant Hotel
San Diego, California

Reception to Follow

Both Parents Hosting – option 3

Together with their families

Isabella Leigh Smith
and
Brayden Thomas Henderson

cordially invite you
to attend their marriage

September nineteenth
two thousand sixteen
half past four o’clock

The U.S. Grant Hotel
San Diego, California

Reception to Follow

Brides Parents Hosting

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter

Isabella Leigh
to
Brayden Thomas Henderson
( *can also add in here son of…)

September nineteenth
two thousand sixteen
half past four o’clock

The U.S. Grant Hotel
San Diego, California

Reception to Follow

Groom’s Parents Hosting – option 1

Mr. and Mrs. David Henderson
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their son

Brayden Thomas
to
Isabella Leigh Smith

September nineteenth
two thousand sixteen
half past four o’clock

The U.S. Grant Hotel
San Diego, California

Reception to Follow

Groom’s Parents Hosting – option 2

Mr. and Mrs. David Henderson
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of

Isabella Leigh Smith
to their son
Brayden Thomas

September nineteenth
two thousand sixteen
half past four o’clock

The U.S. Grant Hotel
San Diego, California

Reception to Follow

Deceased Parent(s)

Bride’s Father Deceased, Both Parents Hosting

Isabella Leigh Smith
Daughter of Mrs. Sarah Smith
and the late Mr. Smith
and
Brayden Thomas
Son of Mr. and Mrs. David Henderson
request the pleasure of your
company at their marriage

September nineteenth
two thousand sixteen
half past four o’clock

The U.S. Grant Hotel
San Diego, California

Reception to Follow

Grooms Father Deceased, Both Parents Hosting

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith
together with
Mrs. Patricia Henderson
request the honor of your presence
at the wedding of

Isabella Leigh Smith
to
Brayden Thomas
Son of the late Mr. David Henderson

September nineteenth
two thousand sixteen
half past four o’clock

The U.S. Grant Hotel
San Diego, California

Reception to Follow

Divorced Parents

Bride’s Parents Divorced, Stepparents Not Mentioned

Mrs. (or Ms.) Lynn [Current Last Name]
and Mr. John Smith
cordially invite you to attend
the marriage of their daughter

Isabella Leigh Smith
to
Brayden Thomas Henderson

September nineteenth
two thousand sixteen
half past four o’clock

The U.S. Grant Hotel
San Diego, California

Reception to follow

Bride’s Parents Divorced, Both Remarried, Both Stepparents Mentioned – option 1

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jones
along with Mr. and Mrs. John Smith
cordially invite you to attend
the marriage of their daughter

Isabella Leigh
to
Brayden Thomas Henderson

September nineteenth
two thousand sixteen
half past four o’clock

The U.S. Grant Hotel
San Diego, California

Reception to follow

Bride’s Parents Divorced, Both Remarried, Both Stepparents Mentioned – option 2

Mr. Robert Jones and Mrs. Lynn Jones
along with Mr. and Mrs. John Smith
cordially invite you to attend
the marriage of their daughter

Isabella Leigh
to
Brayden Thomas Henderson

September nineteenth
two thousand sixteen
half past four o’clock

The U.S. Grant Hotel
San Diego, California

Reception to follow

Bride’s Mother Remarried, Father Not Remarried, Stepparents Mentioned

Mr. and Mrs. Jean [New Last Name]
along with Mr. John Smith
cordially invite you to attend
the marriage of their daughter

Isabella Leigh
to
Brayden Thomas Henderson

September nineteenth
two thousand sixteen
half past four o’clock

The U.S. Grant Hotel
San Diego, California

Reception to follow

Bride’s Father Remarried, Mother Not Remarried, Stepparent Mentioned and grooms parents ( married and mentioned)

Mr. and Mrs. Jean [Current Last Name]
along with Mr. and Mrs. John Smith
cordially invite you to attend
the marriage of their daughter

Isabella Leigh
to
Brayden Thomas Henderson

September nineteenth
two thousand sixteen
half past four o’clock

The U.S. Grant Hotel
San Diego, California

Reception to follow

Parents all divorced and not remarried-groom’s parents mentioned

Ms. Susan Smith
Mr. David Jacoby
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Michelle Katherine Jacoby
to
Michael Gavin Jones
son of
Ms. Shirley Jones
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jones

Brides parents hosting, mom remarried and step parent mentioned

Mr. and Mrs. Jean [New Last Name]
along with Mr. John Smith
cordially invite you to attend
the marriage of their daughter

Isabella Leigh
to
Brayden Thomas Henderson

September nineteenth
two thousand sixteen
half past four o’clock

The U.S. Grant Hotel

The Simple and All-Inclusive Approach – option 1

Together with their families

Isabella Leigh Smith
and
Brayden Thomas Henderson

request the honor of your presence
at their marriage

September nineteenth
two thousand sixteen
half past four o’clock

The U.S. Grant Hotel
San Diego, California

Reception to follow

Couple Hosting – option 1

You are cordially invited to attend
the marriage of

Isabella Leigh Smith
and
Brayden Thomas Henderson

September nineteenth
two thousand sixteen
half past four o’clock

The U.S. Grant Hotel
San Diego, California

Reception to follow

Alternative options

“kindly request the pleasure of your company” or “request the honour** of your presence” is used if couple is being married in a church **honour and honor have the same meaning but generally honour is used for a formal wedding

“formal reception to follow” or “dinner and dancing to follow” or “dinner and merriment to follow” or “cocktails, dinner, and dancing to follow”

Less traditional options

-(bride) & (groom)
happily request the pleasure of your company as they tie the knot

-Together with their families
(bride) & (groom)
invite you to celebrate as they begin the
next chapter in their love story as
Husband and wife

-(bride) & (groom)
joyfully invite you to share in their happiness
as they exchange wedding vows to become husband and wife

-Because you have shared in our lives
by your friendship we
(bride) & (groom)
together with our parents, invite you to share
the beginning of our life together

-Once in a while
in the middle of an ordinary life
love gives us a fairy tale

-At last
please join us for the
marriage ceremony of
(bride) & (groom)

-Boy meets girl
girl ignores boy
boy annoys girl
girl likes boy
boy asks girl
girl says yes

the next chapter begins

-Grow old along with me
the best is yet to be

-Eat drink and be married

-Come for the love,
stay for the party

-You are invited to join
(bride) & (groom)

-Our adventure begins

-Join us for the wedding of

-We do

-Join us on our wedding day

-Please join us for
the wedding celebration of
(bride) & (groom)

-With love as the reason for the celebration

-Two lives, two hearts
joined together in friendship
united forever in love
it is with joy that we,
(bride) & (groom)
in a celebration of love
as we exchange our marriage
vows

-A boy met a girl once
and together they grew.
today they decided
their time was overdue
(bride) & (groom)
are finally tying the knot

-(bride) & (groom) are getting hitched!

-Rarely does one person find another
that makes them smile and laugh
as (bride) & (groom) did.
The happy couple has decided
that the time has come to tie the knot.
They wish to request the honor of your presence

-(bride) & (groom)
cordially request the privilege of your presence
at their greatly anticipated wedding

-You’re invited to witness two hearts become one
at the wedding ceremony uniting
(bride) & (groom)

We hope these examples help relieve some stress about how to word your wedding invitation!

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