Post # 1
Here is the wording I have for our wedding invitations – do you have any edits? Thanks!
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond XXXXX
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles XXXXXX
on Friday, the first of October
two thousand ten
at four o’clock in the afternoon
St. XXXXX Church
XXX High Street
XXXX, Rhode Island
Post # 3
nope, love it. looks great. almost identical to my invite wording 🙂
Post # 4
Also, how soon before the wedding date do most people ask their guests to rsvp by?
Post # 5
Very similar to mine. 🙂 Looking good!
Post # 6
Looks great! The only thing I might change would be “two thousand ten” to “two thousand and ten” but I think that’s just a matter of preference.
Post # 7
I remember a previous thread on the two thousand ten v. two thousand and ten, and I think the consensus was there is no consensus. I’m still not sure what I will write for that line, but I’m glad you seem to be okay with my wording!
My only concern is that both of our parents (as well as my Fiance and I) are contributing. I liked this version because it allows everyone’s name on the card. Do any of you think that I could insult anyone with the wording above?
Post # 8
Sounds good to me. I wouldn’t add the ten because that usually means there is a decimal point (2000.10).
Post # 9
MissAsB – do you mean add the “and”? I don’t think anyone would really be confused as to what year you’re talking about!
Shanbrice – yes, I’ve seen those threads, there’s definitely no consensus! Do what sounds right to you!
As for the parents, I don’t think anyone should be offended, but if you want to give both sets of parents equal “billing,” the only thing I can think of to do would be:
Together with their parents,
request the honor of your presence…
But there’s not really room to put names in with that wording.
I also wanted to point out that personally, I always list couples by both first names or only the last name. I know the way you listed above it the proper and traditional way of writing them, but I just don’t like when the woman is addressed as “Mrs. Hisfirstname Hislastname.” Does she not deserve any of her own names? Again, it’s totally preference, the way you’ve written it is actually the proper way to write it, just something to consider.
Post # 10
Kirabee – I totally agree, once I’m married I don’t ever just want to be refered to the Mrs. of my husband (Luke is, in fact, not my first name and I am just as important!) but I was at a loss. My invites are formal so I don’t want to write “Raymond and Susan XXXX”, and “Mr. and Mrs. XXXX” also sounds funny. I’m not sure what to do!
Post # 11
Yes, I know that for formal invitations there just doesn’t seem to be another option!! Maybe “Mr. and Mrs. Raymond and Susan XXXX”? That’s getting a little crazy with the number of words.. There’s definiteley nothing wrong with “Mr. and Mrs. Raymond XXXX” etiquette-wise, sorry for adding to your invitation wording confusion!!
Post # 12
This wording looks great.
I agree that the “and” taken out of the year looks best (and is technically sound).
I think listing your parents first (and as the one requesting the guest’s honor of presence) indicates that they are the ones hosting (paying for) the event. Which, if this isn’t the case and the Future In-Laws are paying for some too, may be a bit insulting for them.
If you don’t mind the parents’ names not being on the invitation, I would reword like the PP suggested. If you want to include their names, you could consult this page – there are a bunch of perfect examples!
Post # 13
Looks good! However, I did read in an etiquette book that if the ceremony will be held in a place of worship, many people use the old English spelling of “honour”. That being said, the RSVPs would state “the favour of your reply is requested…” just for consistency. But, honestly, I think it’s just a matter of preference! Believe me, all those etiquette rules can make your head spin!!