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Wedding Invitations Wording

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Traditionally the brides family deal with the wedding invitations therefore all invitations should come from the home of the bride, this includes friends and associates of the husband and his family.

There are certain things to take into consideration with the proper use of words in an invitation, in an ideal world then the invitation would appear like this:

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Moore
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Diana Moore
to
Mr. William Jordan
on Thursday, March the Eighth
at one o'clock in the afternoon
St George Chapel
Brighton

 

but there are many situations where the father and mother of the bride are not together the following are examples of how to use proper wording in these situations.

If the brides mother has been remarried and she wishes to include her stepfather on the invitation then it should appear like this:

Mr. and Mrs. Philip Bishop Carter
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of her daughter
Mary Johnson

 

If one parent is deceased then there is no reason for the living parent not to host the wedding alone. It would look the same as if a parent had been divorced and hosting the wedding alone however the deceased parent may be mentioned therefore it would be like this:

Danielle Burdock
daughter of Janet Burdock and the late Nicholas Burdock
and
Joseph Morgan
son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Morgan
request the honour of your presence
at their marriage

 

If the bride has been widowed and wishes to re-marry then the invitation should be issued in the name of her parents or her next of kin. She should continue to use the name of her deceased husband until she is remarried.

For example:

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hemmington
Request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Mrs. Joy Smith
to
Mr. John Denny
on Tuesday, May the eighth at five-thirty
St George Chapel

 

If the bride's parents have been divorced yet they are hosting the wedding together and assuming that the mother has reverted back to her maiden name then this is what the invitation should look like:

Mrs. Jodi Holly
and
Mr. Michael Derby
request the pleasure of your company
at the wedding of their daughter
Sarah Marie

 

The couple may choose to host the wedding themselves if this is so then the wording on the invitation will be like this:

The honor of your presence
is requested at the marriage of
Miss Victoria Eaton
to
Mr. George Jones

The titles (Mr and Miss) May be omitted:

Victoria Louise Eaton
and
George Philip Jones
request the honour of your presence
at their marriage

 

If the wedding is being shared between two siblings then the older daughters name will be first:

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy White
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughters
Katie Beth
to
Mr. Christopher Paige
and
Judith Michelle
to
Mr. Samuel Snip
on Saturday, the twenty-third of March

 
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