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Spreading the Word

Choosing Wedding Invitations
Wedding Invitation Wording
Wedding Invitation Etiquette

 

Keeping Your Sanity

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Oh, Behave!

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Eat, Drink and Be Married

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'Tis Better to Give...

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Making Your Getaway

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Beyond the Big Day

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Wedding Invitation Wording for Every Situation

 

Here are some suggestions for spreading the word about your Big Day, ranging from traditional phrasing to slightly more creative wording for wedding invitations.

 

1. Wedding invitation wording when bride's mother and stepfather are hosting the wedding

 

Traditional:
Mr. and Mrs. John Spencer Tracy
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of her daughter
Eloisa Ann Vandelay
to
Mr. Caleb Quincy Newhall
on Saturday, the eighteenth of June
at four o'clock in the afternoon
Our Lady of Eternal Joy
Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

Progressive:
Ann Louise and John Spencer Tracy
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of her daughter
Eloisa Ann Vandelay
to
Caleb Quincy Newhall
on Saturday, the eighteenth of June
at four o'clock in the afternoon
Our Lady of Eternal Joy
Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

2. Wedding invitation wording when bride's divorced parents are hosting the wedding and mother is remarried

 

Traditional:
Mrs. John Spencer Tracy
and
Mr. Adam Peter Harkin
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Eloisa Ann Vandelay
to
Mr. Caleb Quincy Newhall
on Saturday, the eighteenth of June
at four o'clock in the afternoon
Our Lady of Eternal Joy
Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

Progressive:
Ann Louise Tracy
and
Adam Peter Harkin
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Eloisa Ann Vandelay
to
Caleb Quincy Newhall
on Saturday, the eighteenth of June
at four o'clock in the afternoon
Our Lady of Eternal Joy
Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

3. Wedding invitation wording when bride's mother is hosting the wedding and bride's father is deceased

 

Traditional:
Mrs. John Spencer Tracy
requests the honour of your presence
at the marriage of her daughter
Eloisa Ann Vandelay
to
Mr. Caleb Quincy Newhall
on Saturday, the eighteenth of June
at four o'clock in the afternoon
Our Lady of Eternal Joy
Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

Progressive:
Ann Louise Tracy
requests the honour of your presence
at the marriage of her daughter
Eloisa Ann Vandelay
to
Caleb Quincy Newhall
on Saturday, the eighteenth of June
at four o'clock in the afternoon
Our Lady of Eternal Joy
Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

4. Wedding invitation wording when both sets of parents are hosting the wedding

 

Traditional:
Mr. and Mrs. John Spencer Tracy
and
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Joe Newhall
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their children
Eloisa Ann Vandelay
and
Mr. Caleb Quincy Newhall


Progressive:
Ann Louise and John Spencer Tracy
and
Sandra Sue and Frederick Joe Newhall
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their children
Eloisa Ann Vandelay
and
Caleb Quincy Newhall


5. Wedding invitation wording when the couple is hosting their own wedding.

Eloisa Ann Vandelay
and
Caleb Quincy Newhall
request the honour of your presence
at their marriage

 

Now that you've got the wedding invitation wording down, get more tips on selecting and personalizing your wedding invitations.



 

Top 5 Planning Tips

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5. If you plan to take your spouse's name, get a Name Change Kit to ensure you cover everything.

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