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INVITATION WORDING GUIDE

Updated: Mar 2, 2019



Whether you & your partner are hosting, or you have 2 sets of parents each, we've compiled suggestions for some of the most common invitation scenarios for you here.

COUPLE IS HOSTING

Formal Occasion, Religious Location The honor of your presence is requested at the wedding of Miss Kimberly Jane Sullivan to Mr. Jason Anthony Corvelli Saturday, ninth of September two thousand twenty at half after eleven in the morning Saint Patrick’s Cathedral New York, New York


Formal Occasion, Secular Location

The pleasure of your company is requested at the wedding of Miss Kimberly Jane Sullivan to Mr. Jason Anthony Corvelli Saturday, ninth of September two thousand twenty at seven o’clock in the evening The Harvard Club New York, New York

OR

Devon Marley Rao and Kennedy Taylor Lee request the pleasure of your company at their wedding Saturday, ninth of September two thousand twenty at seven o’clock in the evening The Harvard Club New York, New York

Reception to follow


Less formal, Secular Location

Devon Marley Rao and Kennedy Taylor Lee invite you to celebrate their wedding Saturday, ninth of September two thousand twenty at seven o’clock in the evening The Harvard Club New York, New York

OR

Devon Marley Rao and Kennedy Taylor Lee invite you to share the beginning of our new life together Saturday, ninth of September two thousand twenty at seven o’clock in the evening The Harvard Club New York, New York


ONE SET OF PARENTS IS HOSTING

Religious Location Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Freedman request the honour of your presence at the marriage of their daughter/son

Taylor Jamie to Brett Morgan

May sixteenth two thousand twenty five-thirty in the evening

The First Presbyterian Church of Garner 503 Lakeside Drive Garner, North Carolina

Reception to follow

Secular Location Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Freedman request the pleasure of your company at the marriage of their daughter/son

Taylor Jamie to Brett Morgan

Saturday, May sixteenth two thousand twenty five-thirty in the evening

The Gramercy Park Hotel New York City

Black Tie


Mentioning the other set of parents

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Freedman request the pleasure of your company at the marriage of their daughter/son

Taylor Jamie and Brett Morgan

son/daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Williams Saturday the sixteenth of May two thousand twenty five-thirty in the evening

Rand-Bryan House Garner, North Carolina

Reception to follow


BOTH SETS OF PARENTS ARE HOSTING

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Freedman and Mr. and Mrs. David Williams request the pleasure of your company at the marriage of their children

Taylor Jamie and Brett Morgan

May sixteenth two thousand twenty five-thirty in the evening

Rand-Bryan House Garner, North Carolina

Reception to follow

OR

The Freedman and Williams Families invite you to join them to celebrate the wedding of

Taylor Jamie and Brett Morgan

May sixteenth two thousand twenty five-thirty in the evening

Rand-Bryan House Garner, North Carolina

Reception to follow


GROOM'S PARENTS HOSTING

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Meadows request the pleasure of your company at the marriage of Alexandra Rose Parker to their son Scott Roger Saturday, the tenth of October two thousand twenty at half after six in the evening 501 Union Brooklyn, New York

Cocktail Attire


DIVORCED PARENTS

In the case of divorce, the mother's name should be on the first line and the father's name should go on the line beneath it; do not use "and" between the names.

Mrs. Amelia Williams Mr. Lawrence Johansen request the honour of your presence at the marriage of their daughter Sophie Grace Johansen

Divorced parents who have remarried Traditionally, only the parents' names appear on the invitation, but it has become more and more acceptable to include step parents on the invitations – particularly if you’re close with them or if they are contributing to the wedding. Place your mother (and her husband, if she's remarried) first, and include your last name.

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Williams Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Johansen request the honour of your presence at the marriage of their daughter Sophie Grace Johansen

OR

Mr. Andrew Williams and Ms. Amelia Randall Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Johansen request the honour of your presence at the marriage of their daughter Sophie Grace Johansen

If all the parents are divorced and remarried, list them as above, with an AND between your parents & your partner’s parents.

Mr. Andrew Williams and Ms. Amelia Randall Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Johansen and Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Tanner Mr. and Mrs. James Park request the honour of your presence at the marriage of their children


WIDOWED PARENTS

Widowed Parent Hosting Mrs. Michelle Popovich requests the pleasure of your company at the marriage of her daughter Grace Lynne to Mr. Jonathan Ye-Jun Saturday, the twenty-eighth of March two thousand twenty at six o’clock in the evening The Green Building Brooklyn, New York

Widowed & Remarried Parent Hosting Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Conway request the pleasure of your company at the marriage of Mrs. Conway’s daughter Grace Lynne Popovich to Mr. Jonathan Ye-Jun Saturday, the twenty-eighth of March two thousand twenty at six o’clock in the evening The Green Building Brooklyn, New York


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