Wedding Invitation Wording Ideas

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As you know, wording the wedding invitation no longer follows a linear path–it curves along life’s unique circumstances and family dynamics. And as you’re trying to get the etiquette part right, you’re also trying to infuse your wording with style and personality. Simply put, wording your wedding invitation takes time and consideration.

Be inspired by wording options below:

 

invitation wording ideas

 

Many couples are sharing the cost of the wedding with their parents.

When both sets of parents AND the bride and groom are hosting the wedding:

Along with their parents
Anna Evelyn Johnson
and
John Michael Smith
invite you to celebrate their wedding
on Saturday, the twenty-third of July
two thousand thirteen
at six o’clock
Grace Fellowship Church
Rochester, New York

 

Here are two examples for when the hosts are divorced and not remarried or divorced and remarried.

When the bride’s parents are divorced and {not remarried}:

Patricia Johnson
and
Robert Johnson
request the pleasure of your company
at the wedding celebration of their daughter
Anna Evelyn
to
John Michael Smith
Friday, twenty-third of July
two thousand thirteen
at six o’clock
Grace Fellowship Church
Rochester, New York

 

When the bride’s parents are divorced and mom {and stepfather} are hosting:

Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Korman
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage
of Mrs. Korman’s daughter
Anna Johnson
to
John Smith
on Saturday, the seventh of July
two thousand thirteen
at four o’clock
Grace Fellowship Church
Brighton, New York

 

 

When both sets of parents are divorced and hosting:
The bride’s mother and groom’s parents are divorced {mom is remarried}.

Colleen Johnson
and
Mr. George Smith and Mrs. Janelle Smith Baker
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their children
Anna Evelyn
to
John Michael
on Saturday, the seventh of July
two thousand thirteen
at six o’clock
Christ Lutheran
Brighton, New York

 

When the bride’s parents are hosting but you want to {include the groom’s family}: 

Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Korman
and
Mr. and Mrs. George Smith
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their children
Anna Korman
to
John Smith
on Saturday, the seventh of July
two thousand thirteen
at four o’clock
Grace Fellowship Church
Brighton, New York

 

Many couples want to honor a deceased parent on their wedding invitation. Take care that the wording is such that it doesn’t look like the deceased person is hosting.
When you want to include a {deceased parent} parent on the invitation:

Mr. John Holmes
husband of the late Margaret Holmes
requests the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Anna Evelyn
to
John Michael Smith
Friday, the seventeenth of July
two thousand and thirteen
at six o’clock
Northbrook Church
Jackson, South Dakota

 

When the {bride’s father is deceased} and the groom’s parents are included on the invitation:

Anna Evelyn Johnson
daughter of
Colleen Johnson and the late Robert Johnson
and
John Michael Smith
son of
Mr. and Mrs. George Smith
request the pleasure of your company
at their marriage
Friday, the seventeenth of July
two thousand and thirteen
at six o’clock
Northbrook Church
Jackson, South Dakota

 

 

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Comments
  • Rachel on July 27, 2012 @ 11:18 am

    Great wording suggestions! Lots of ideas for modern weddings/families.

  • Hannah Ethan on March 28, 2013 @ 11:32 am

    Was looking for this, my younger sister is getting married and it is my job to create a wonderful invitation card.

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