Wedding Invitation Wording Samples

Traditional Wording for Wedding Invitations and Announcements

Please consult our trained bridal consultants or
online invitation ordering process for additional wording options.


Invitations Issued by Bride's Parents

Church Ceremony:

Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Edward Anderson
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Laura Anne
to
Mr. Brian Paul Nelson
Saturday, the twenty-fourth of June
Two thousand and twelve
at two o'clock in the afternoon
First Christian Church
200 North Broadway
Elgin, Illinois


Ceremony at Home of Friends

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Paul Bishop
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter
Barbara Jane
to
Mr. Robert Allen Jamison
Friday, the twenty-third of June
Two thousand and twelve
at seven o'clock in the evening
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Day
Clinton, Indiana



Groom's Parents Give Wedding

Mr. and Mrs. George Earl Davis
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of
Miss Linda Diane Smith
to their son
Mr. Michael Lee Davis
etc.



Mother or Father Deceased

Surviving Parent Not Remarried

Mrs. Donald Eugene Ross
requests the honour of your presence
at the marriage of her daughter
Andrea Lynne
to
etc.


Surviving Parent Remarried

Mr. and Mrs. David Paul Parker
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of her daughter
Andrea Lynne Ross
to...
OR
at the marriage of Mrs. Parker's daughter

Divorced Parents

If the mother has not remarried, she uses a combination of her maiden name and her married name:

Mrs. Brown Donaldson
requests the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Sharon Sue
etc.



Second Marriages

Young divorcee or widow uses both married and maiden name:

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Karl Roberts
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Janice Roberts Bradley
etc.



Wedding Announcements

Issued by parents immediately following ceremony:

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Alex Hanson
have the honour of announcing
the marriage of their daughter
Karen Louise
to
Mr. John David Winslow
etc.



Reception Invitations

Issued by parents if ceremony was private or a civil ceremony:

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Arnold Lawson
request the pleasure of your company
at the Wedding Reception for their daughter
Lisa Anne
and
Mr. David Lee Jones
Saturday, the ninth of September
Two thousand and twelve
at eight o'clock in the evening
The Hyatt Hotel
Indianapolis, Indiana



Bride and Groom Issue Own Invitations

The honour of your presence is requested
at the marriage of
Miss Jane Ellen Brooks
to
Mr. Kent Allen Richards
OR
Miss Jane Ellen Brooks
and
Mr. Kent Allen Richards
request the honour of your presence
at their marriage
etc.