Wording your Wedding Invitation

Wedding invitation wording can get kind of tricky. Are his parents divorced? Were you raised by your grandmother? Are your aunt and uncle paying for most of your wedding? Big-wedding-tiny-budget will tell you how to appropriately and properly word every possible family situation and scenario.

The wording examples below are fairly standard depending on which category your wedding falls into. The examples below are given so you can get an idea of what it would most commonly look like. You can feel free to modify it wherever suitable.

Wedding Invitation Wording – Bride and Groom with Family Hosting:

Together with their parents

Julie Ann Jacobs

and

Charles Cameron Monroe

request the honour of your presence

at their marriage

on Friday, the sixth of July

Two thousand and ten

at six o’clock in the evening

St. James United

416 St. Charles Avenue

New Orleans, Louisiana

Reception Immediately Following

***

Julie Ann Jacobs

and

Charles Cameron Monroe

together with their parents

invite you to join them

in celebrating their marriage

on Friday, the sixth of July

Two thousand and ten

at six o’clock in the evening

St. James United

416 St. Charles Avenue

New Orleans, Louisiana

Reception Immediately Following

Wedding Invitation Wording – Bride and Groom Hosting:

Julie Ann Jacobs

and

Charles Cameron Monroe

request the honour of your presence

at their marriage

on Friday, the sixth of July

Two thousand and ten

at six o’clock in the evening

St. James United

416 St. Charles Avenue

New Orleans, Louisiana

Reception Immediately Following

Wedding Invitation Wording – Both Sets of Parents Hosting:

Mr. and Mrs. John Jacobs

and

Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Monroe

invite you to share in the joy

of the marriage uniting their

children

Julie Ann

and

Charles Cameron

on

Friday, the sixth of July

Two thousand and ten

at six o’clock in the evening

St. James United

416 St. Charles Avenue

New Orleans, Louisiana

Reception Immediately Following

Wedding Invitation Wording – Bride’s Parents Hosting:

Mr. and Mrs. John Jacobs

request the honour of your presence

at the marriage of their daughter

Julie Ann

to

Charles Cameron

son of

Mr. and Mrs. Bradey Monroe

on Friday, the sixth of July

Two thousand and ten

at six o’clock in the evening

St. James United

416 St. Charles Avenue

New Orleans, Louisiana

Reception Immediately Following

Wedding Invitation Wording – Groom’s Family Hosting:

Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Monroe

request the honour of your presence

at the marriage of

Julie Ann Jacobs

to their son, Charles Cameron Monroe

on Friday, the sixth of July

Two thousand and ten

at six o’clock in the evening

St. James United

416 St. Charles Avenue

New Orleans, Louisiana

Reception Immediately Following

Wedding Invitation Wording – Children Hosting:

Max, Peter, Jake and Emma invite you to celebrate

the marriage of their parents

Julie Jacobs and Charles Monroe

on Friday, the sixth of July

Two thousand and ten

at six o’clock in the evening

St. James United

416 St. Charles Avenue

New Orleans, Louisiana

Reception Immediately Following

Wedding Invitation Wording – Deceased Parents of Bride-Relative Hosting:

Mrs. Alice Daniels

and her husband, Michael

request the honour of your

presence

at the marriage of her niece

Julie Ann Jacobs

to

Charles Cameron Monroe

on Friday, the sixth of July

Two thousand and ten

at six o’clock in the evening

St. James United

416 St. Charles Avenue

New Orleans, Louisiana

Reception Immediately Following

Wedding Invitation Wording -Deceased Parent of Bride:

Julie Ann

daughter of Lynn Jacobs and the late John Jacobs

and Charles Cameron Monroe

invite you to join them

in celebrating their marriage

on Friday, the sixth of July

Two thousand and ten

at six o’clock in the evening

St. James United

416 St. Charles Avenue

New Orleans, Louisiana

Reception Immediately Following

***

Mrs. Lynn Jacobs

requests the honour of your

presence

at the marriage of her daughter

Julie Ann

to

Charles Cameron Monroe

son of

Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Monroe

on Friday, the sixth of July

Two thousand and ten

at six o’clock in the evening

St. James United

416 St. Charles Avenue

New Orleans, Louisiana

Reception Immediately Following

Wedding Invitation Wording – Deceased Parent of Groom:

Mr. and Mrs. John Jacobs

request the honour of your

presence at their marriage

of their daughter

Julie Ann

to

Charles Cameron Monroe

son of Mr. Bradley Monroe

and late

Mrs. Anne Monroe

on Friday, the sixth of July

Two thousand and ten

at six o’clock in the evening

St. James United

416 St. Charles Avenue

New Orleans, Louisiana

Reception Immediately Following

Wedding Invitation Wording – Divorced Parents:

Mrs. Lynn Jacobs

and

Mr. John Jacobs

request the honor of your presence

at the marriage of their daughter

Julie Ann Jacobs

to

Charles Cameron Monroe

on Friday, the sixth of July

Two thousand and ten

at six o’clock in the evening

St. James United

416 St. Charles Avenue

New Orleans, Louisiana

Reception Immediately Following

Wedding Invitation Wording -Divorced Parents – Remarried:

Mr. and Mrs. John Jacobs

requests the honour of your

presence

at the marriage of his daughter

Julie Ann Jacobs

to

Charles Cameron Monroe

on Friday, the sixth of July

Two thousand and ten

at six o’clock in the evening

St. James United

416 St. Charles Avenue

New Orleans, Louisiana

Reception Immediately Following

***

Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Andrews

request the honour of your

presence

at the marriage of her daughter

Julie Ann Jacobs

to

Charles Cameron Monroe

on Friday, the sixth of July

Two thousand and ten

at six o’clock in the evening

St. James United

416 St. Charles Avenue

New Orleans, Louisiana

Reception Immediately Following


Divorced Parents (Parents of Bride and Groom Divorced not remarried)

Mr. John Jacobs and Ms. Lynn Jacobs

and

Mr. Bradley Monroe and Ms. Ann Monroe

request the honour of your presence

at the marriage of their children

Julie Ann Jacobs

and

Charles Cameron Monroe

on Friday, the sixth of July

Two thousand and ten

at six o’clock in the evening

St. James United

416 St. Charles Avenue

New Orleans, Louisiana

Reception Immediately Following

Wedding Invitation Wording – Second Marriage:

Mr. and Mrs. John Jacobs

request the honor of your

presence

at the marriage of their

daughter

on Friday, the sixth of July

Two thousand and ten

at six o’clock in the evening

St. James United

416 St. Charles Avenue

New Orleans, Louisiana

Reception Immediately Following

***

Julie Jacobs

and

Charles Monroe

request the honor of your presence

at their marriage

on Friday, the sixth of July

Two thousand and ten

at six o’clock in the evening

St. James United

416 St. Charles Avenue

New Orleans, Louisiana

Reception Immediately Following

Wedding Invitation Wording: Professional Titles

Most couples today include professional titles on all names, if applicable. Mr., Mrs. or Ms. should not be used with a title. Note that if you add a title to the bride’s name, you should include her last name also

For example:

Doctor: Dr. Julie Jacobs

Lawyer: Julie Jacobs, Esq.

Judge: The Honorable Julie Jacobs

Clergy: The Reverend Julie Jacobs (Christian); Father Charles Monroe (Catholic); Rabbi Julie Jacobs (Jewish)

Military: Captain (Commander or Major) Julie Jacobs or Charles Monroe

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