Please help me with invitation wording. Poll!

posted 3 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Which invite wording should I use?
    # 1 : (7 votes)
    35 %
    # 2 : (5 votes)
    25 %
    # 3 : (8 votes)
    40 %
  • Post # 3
    7231 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @peaseblossom:  Could you say something like…


    Jane and James Sullivan 


    Barbara and Steven Joyce

    request the pleasure of your company

    as their two families become one with the marriage of

    Jennifer Sullivan and Robert Joyce


    That would nix the word “children” if that bothers you. Though it does still imply that only the parents are hosting. The second one is the clearest, but it’s really awkward. 

    Post # 4
    227 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    What about this:

    Mr. and Mrs. James Henry request your company at the marriage of their daughter: Kaitlyn Olivia Henry
    Noah Tristan Kennedy
    son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kennedy 

    Post # 5
    466 posts
    Helper bee

    You want #1, your parents want #3, seems like #2 would be a good compromise. I don’t think it’s worth fighting over too much if they’re really set on #3, but hopefully they can meet you in the middle.

    If the moms insist on having their first names listed, you can do “Mr. James and Mrs. Jenny Henry”, which would be a lot shorter than “Mr. James Henry and Mrs. Jenny Henry”.

    Post # 6
    840 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I think #2 looks weird. It’s like too many names all in a row. My vote would be #3.

    Also, it should say “Two thousand eleven” instead of “two thousand AND eleven.”

    Post # 7
    298 posts
    Helper bee

    @distressddamsel:  +1

    We did exactly what distress did.


    Mr. And Mrs. My Parents

    request the honor of your presence

    At the marriage of their daughter

    First Middle


    His First Middle

    son of Mr. First Last and Mrs. First Last

    on date

    at time


    City, State

    Reception immediately following at the Parish Hall


    *his parents are divorced which is why their names are split.


    Post # 10
    1376 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @distressddamsel:  the only problem with this wording is it makes only her parents the hosts, and implies only they paid.


    OP, can you tell us the financial breakdown of how much each couple is paying? If it’s mostly you two, do #1, if its mostly the parents do #3 or some variation thereof. I think 2 is too clunky.

    Post # 12
    11809 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @peaseblossom:  I like #3 or what PPs have suggested your parents invite you to the wedding of you to groom, son of…

    Post # 13
    969 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

    @peaseblossom:  I think “children” sounds odd too. My parents and I all have last names so it got confusing in some of the other wordings. 

    We did it like a few other people have suggested:

    Mr. and Mrs. James Henry

    Request your company at the marriage of their daughter:

    Kaitlyn Olivia Henry


    Noah Tristan Kennedy

    son of

    Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kennedy 


    Post # 14
    252 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @peaseblossom:  My parents wanted their names on them as well instead of just “together with their parents”

    My invites say:

    spink75 and fiance (BIG LETTERS at the top)

    together with their parents

    john and jane smith & (smaller letters for parents)

    dave and sally jones

    invite you to celebrate their marriage

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