Sample Invitation Wording

It may seem a bit silly to put so much pressure on the few words that fill your wedding invitation, but in reality there is a bit more to think about besides informing your guest you are requesting their attendance. Your wedding invitation sets the tone of your wedding, and provides your guests with a few insights about the event. The formality of your invitation gives your guests an indication as to the formality of your wedding, which helps with knowing things like the dress code, gifts, and whether to expect dinner. The wording also issues a token of appreciation to the people hosting the event, which can be tricky in some situations. In these modern times, who pays for what can be a bit confusing. Traditionally the bride’s parents pay/host the wedding and therefor are included in the wording.

Mr. and Mrs. Jackson (bride’s parents, hosts)

request the honor of your attendance

at the marriage of their daughter

Laurel Katherine

to

John William Price

on Saturday, November 16

at six o’clock in the evening

Wedding Chapel

1234 Black Hills Way

Black Hills, South Dakota

However this may not be the case for you. Here are some alternative options for wording depending on who is hosting the event.

Both sets of parents hosting:

Mr. and Mrs. Jackson 

and

Mr. and Mrs. Price

request the honor of your attendance

at the marriage of their children

Laurel Katherine Jackson

and 

John William Price

Couple hosting: 

Ms. Laurel Katherine Jackson

and

Mr. John William Price

request the honor of your attendance

at their marriage

Bride, Groom & Both Sets of Parents Hosting:

Ms. Laurel Katherine Jackson

and

Mr. John William Price

together with their parents

Mr. and Mrs. Jackson

and 

Mr. and Mrs. Price

 request the honor of your attendance at their marriage

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