Post # 1
Someone on the board asks everyday about invitation wording… and now, here I am.
1) can I delete the bride and groom last name (so it just reads Nicole Elizabeth and Patrick Daniel)… I would obviously keep the last name on the parent lines. According to what I have found online, our last names should be included since they precede our parents (bride and groom last names can be omitted when the parent’s last name has been first).
2) any words of advice? this is a formal church wedding if that helps.
3) not a question, but i know that five o’clock is technically in the afternoon. however, i want IN THE EVENING and i’m the bride so i’m keeping it : )
(even though I doubt weddingbee stalkers, I’m changing the names and such):
The honor of your presence
is requested at the marriage of
Nicole Elizabeth Stafford
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Stafford
Patrick Daniel Duvall
son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Duvall
Saturday, the ninth of July
two thousand eleven
at five o’clock in the evening
ADDRESS OF CHURCH HERE
Post # 3
We didn’t inclue our last names as we have our parents last names on the invitation
Post # 4
@Elarissa: thanks! that’s what i’m hoping to do. were your parents name first or were your names first?
Post # 5
My invitations were almost worded the same. We cut off only my last name. So: nicole elizabeth daughter of mr and mrs maynard stafford to patrick daniel duvall son of mr and mrs gene duvall.
We worded it that way because that’s what I wanted!! Don’t worry about following alone. It’s YOUR day – do it YOUR way.
Post # 6
I think you’re right about it making the most sense to omit the bride’s last name *if* the parents’ names came first (“Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Stafford request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter / Nicole Elizabeth”).
But I assume from your wording that you and your Fiance, not your parents, are the hosts? Given that, I think it reads a tad bit easier if you use your full name since it’s the first that’s mentioned. That said, the way you have it would still makes perfect sense even if it’s not the absolute technically correct way to word it, so if you like it without your last name, go for it!
I don’t think it’s farfetched to call it “evening”! 5pm is a sort of in-between hour in my book, and it’s a good way to hint that it’s a formal event.
Post # 7
@SandyToes: thanks for the encouragement… I guess if I’m going to do things “my way” with the evening/afternoon debate, I should feel confident in doing things “my way” with the last name issue!
@Lalai: yes, my Fiance and I are the ones hosting/paying (not parents)… so our names should technically go first (we still might end up putting their names first though… who knows). i don’t know why, but it just bothers me using our last names! thanks for the advice and encouragement… and for agreeing with me about the afternoon/evening issue : )
Post # 8
Yea, that wording looks fine to me. At first I was going to change some things around then decided I was being silly.. they look fine!
Post # 9
@kperry3: I am now interested in what you were going to change…. silly or not : )
Post # 10
Well, I always advise brides to not put their last name, but to leave the groom’s last name. So if you are changing your last name as a bride, then it implies his last name will be your last name after the wedding. But then I saw the layout of your wording and it doesn’t fit that way. It looks best to either leave out both names, or keep both names!