Below you will find the traditional wording of wedding invitations for several different situations and circumstances.

Traditional Invitation

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Wade Smith
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Elizabeth Ann
to
Mr. Joseph Nelson Adams
Saturday, the twenty-fifth of July
Two thousand and two
at seven o’clock
Peachtree Road United Methodist Church
Kinnelon, New Jersey

Combined Ceremony and Reception Invitation

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Wade Smith
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Elizabeth Ann
to
Mr. Joseph Nelson Adams
Saturday, the twenty-fifth of July
Two thousand and two
at seven o’clock
Peachtree Road United Methodist Church
Kinnelon, New Jersey
Reception
immediately following the ceremony
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One Remarried Parent Host

When the Bride’s Remarried Mother is the Host

Mr. and Mrs. John Smith
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of her daughter
Elizabeth Ann
to
Mr. Joseph Nelson Adams
Saturday, the twenty-fifth of July
Two thousand and two
at seven o’clock
Peachtree Road United Methodist Church
Kinnelon, New Jersey

When the Bride’s Remarried Father is the Host

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Wade Smith
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of his daughter…

One Divorced Unmarried Parent Hosts

When the Bride’s Unmarried Mother Hosts

When the bride’s unmarried mother hosts, she uses her maiden and married name.

Mrs. Judith Parker Baldwin
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of her daughter
Elizabeth Ann
to
Mr. Joseph Nelson Adams
Saturday, the twenty-fifth of July
Two thousand and two
at seven o’clock
Peachtree Road United Methodist Church
Kinnelon, New Jersey

When the Bride’s Unmarried Father Hosts

Mr. Christopher Wade Smith
requests the honour of your presence
at the marriage of his daughter…

Two Remarried Parents Host

If the bride’s parents are divorced, and both remarried, but wish to co-host the wedding, the names should appear with the mother’s name first.

Mr. and Mrs. John Thomas
and
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Smith
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Elizabeth Ann
to
Mr. Joseph Nelson Adams
Saturday, the twenty-fifth of July
Two thousand and two
at seven o’clock
Peachtree Road United Methodist Church
Kinnelon, New Jersey

A Stepmother Hosts

When the bride’s stepmother and father sponsor the wedding, the invitation should read as follows. This example would only be used if the stepmother raised the bride, or the bride’s mother is deceased.

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Wade Smith
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of Mrs. Smith’s stepdaughter
Elizabeth Ann
to
Mr. Joseph Nelson Adams
Saturday, the twenty-fifth of July
Two thousand and two
at seven o’clock
Peachtree Road United Methodist Church
Kinnelon, New Jersey

Divorced Unmarried Parents Co-Host

If the bride’s parents are divorced and neither has remarried, the invitation may read as follows.

Mrs. Judith Parker Baldwin
and
Mr. Christopher Wade Smith
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Elizabeth Ann
to
Mr. Joseph Nelson Adams
Saturday, the twenty-fifth of July
Two thousand and two
at seven o’clock
Peachtree Road United Methodist Church
Kinnelon, New Jersey

Groom’s Parents Host

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Adams
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of
Elizabeth Ann Smith
to their son
Joseph Nelson Adams
Saturday, the twenty-fifth of July
Two thousand and two
at seven o’clock
Peachtree Road United Methodist Church
Kinnelon, New Jersey

Bride’s and Groom’s Parents Co-Host

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Wade Smith
and
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Adams
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their children
Elizabeth Ann Smith
and Joseph Nelson Adams
Saturday, the twenty-fifth of July
Two thousand and two
at seven o’clock
Peachtree Road United Methodist Church
Kinnelon, New Jersey

Bride and Groom Host

The honour of your presence
is requested at the marriage of
Elizabeth Ann Smith
to
Mr. Joseph Nelson Adams
Saturday, the twenty-fifth of July
Two thousand and two
at seven o’clock
Peachtree Road United Methodist Church
Kinnelon, New Jersey

Children Invite Guests to Marriage of their Parents

Elizabeth and John Baldwin
and
Mary and Johnnie Smith
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their parents
Judith Parker Baldwin
to
John Adams Smith
Saturday, the twenty-fifth of July
Two thousand and two
at seven o’clock
Peachtree Road United Methodist Church
Kinnelon, New Jersey

 

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