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INVITATION WORDING Wording the wedding invitation can be a sore subject. It’s OK to bend the rules for wording, but etiquette exists for a reason. Check out these different variations to find out what works best for your situation. Tradition-bound: Everything is spelled out, including the time. Commas are used sparingly: __________________ [proper names of those hosting] request the honor of your presence [request line] at the marriage of their _________ [list relationship of the bride to the host] __________________ [bride’s first and middle names] to __________________ [groom’s full name] _________, the __ of ________ [day of the week, day and month of wedding] at ____ o’clock [time of wedding] in the _________ [time of day] ___________________ [name of the location of wedding] _________, ____________ [city and state where wedding will take place] Reception to follow Give Proper Recognition Any parent or important loved one not mentioned on the invitation (either because they were not officially hosting or there was not enough space to include them) should be recognized elsewhere. If the bride’s parents are hosting, leave off the bride’s last name; if the groom’s parents are involved, use the bride’s last name. Other standard choices: If one set of parents is hosting your wedding, list their names at the top. “Mr. and Mrs. ____________ request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter _____________________ to _____________________ If both sets of parents are jointly hosting, you should list both on separate lines, with the bride’s parents first. Mr. and Mrs. ________ & Mr. and Mrs. _________ request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their children _____________ to _____________ at time, date, and place When one couple is hosting, but you’d like to honor nonhosting parents by including them on the invitation, note their relationship to the bride or groom under that person’s name. Mr. and Mrs. ______________ request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter __________________ to __________________ son of Mr. and Mrs. _______ at time, date, and place If the couple is planning to host the wedding, the invitation begins with the request line. The honor of your presence is requested at the marriage of Miss _____________ daughter of Mr. and Mrs. _____________ and Mr. ______________________________ son of Mr. and Mrs. ________________ at time, date, and place If the couple and both sets of parents are paying, the invitation should begin with the marrying couple’s names (bride’s name always comes first) and follow with “together with their parents” before the request line. Miss _____________ and Mr. _______________ together with their parents Mr. and Mrs. ___________ and Mr. and Mrs.__________ request the honor of your presence at their marriage at time, date, and place

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2019 weddings essentials

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Weddings Essentials - Bridal Planner 2019  

Weddings Essentials - Bridal Planner 2019  

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