Etiquette for How to Write Your Wedding Invitation

There are many different types of families these days and therefore many different ways to address your invitation. Your information should include the names, date, year, time and location. Here are some suggestions to help you out.

Suggestions for how to write Wedding Invitations:

Traditional Family:

  • Invitation
  • Request
  • Event
  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • City/State

Example:
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Goldman
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Jodi Renee
and
Mr. William Knote
son of
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Knote, Sr.
on Saturday, the tenth of May
Two Thousand and Six
at six o’ clock in the evening
First Presbyterian Church
1234 Main Street
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

 

Wedding invitation wording when parents of Bride are hosting invitation:

Example:
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Goldman
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Jodi Renee
and
Mr. William Knote
on Saturday, the tenth of May

Example:
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Jodi Renee
and
Mr. William Knote
son of
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Knote, Sr.
on Saturday, the tenth of May

 

Wedding invitation wording for when the couple is hosting the invitation:

Example:
Jodi Renee Goldman
and
William Gordon Knote
request the honor of your presence
at their marriage
on Saturday, the tenth of May

Example:
Together with their families
Jodi Renee Goldman
and
William Gordon Knote
request the honor of your presence
at their marriage
on Saturday, the tenth of May

 

Wedding invitation wording when the Groom’s parents host the invitation:

Example:
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Knote, Sr.
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of
Jodi Renee Goldman
and
William Gordon Knote
on Saturday,the tenth of May

 

Wedding invitation wording when both sets of parents host:

Example:
Together with their families
Jodi Renee Goldman
and
William Gordon Knote
request the honor of your presence
at their marriage
on Saturday, the tenth of May

 

Wedding invitation wording when the Bride’s divorced and remarried parents host:

Example:
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Rash
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Goldman
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of
Jodi Renee Goldman
to
Mr. William Knote
on Saturday, the tenth of May

 

Wedding invitation wording when the Bride’s remarried mother and husband host:

Example:
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Rash
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of
Jodi Renee Goldman
and
Mr. William Knote
on Saturday, the tenth of May

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