(Closed) Invitation wording

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
390 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I had no idea where to start, but the lady that assisted us with our order helped us a lot!  I believe she said they follow Crane’s etiquette for writing.  She would tell us what typically was done in accordance to these guidelines, and we would tell her whether or not we liked it.  I can’t remember exactly, but I believe it was something to the effect of:

Mr. and Mrs. X request the honor of your presence in the marriage of their daughter (First name & middle initial) to (Full name), son of (FMIL full name) and the late (FI deceased father’s full name).  I can’t really remember the rest, I think it was pretty basic (On the twentieth day of June, two thousand and nine at (time) (address/venue).


A couple of things: our wording is a bit different.  My parents are paying for the  wedding and Future Mother-In-Law is paying for the rehearsal, so (according to our etiquette source) my parents names would appear, but FI’s would not.  We felt Future Mother-In-Law would appreciate having her name on the invites as well, and my parents didn’t mind.  (FI wouldn’t admit it, but I think he really wanted that too.)  Also, his father is deceased, so obviously that changed the wording, as would something like divorce.  

One other thing: there was a debate on here not too long ago about whether the "and" should be included in the year (two thousand and nine); I mentioned this to our consultant, and according to the rules they follow, they include it. I know others do not.  Just something to be aware of! 

Post # 4
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We just did our invitation wording, and I agree it’s a little confusing with all the choices.  We wanted something not too formal and sounded like us.  We are paying for our wedding ourseleves, but in no way couldn’t have done it without the emotional support and guidance of our parents.  Our ceremony and reception are at the same venue as well.  Ok, so ours is:

"Bride’s Full Name

& Grooms Full Name

Together with their families invite you to participate in the ceremony and celebration of their marriage on Saturday June 13th 2009 at six o’clock in the evening at the Popponesset Inn

Drinks, Dining and Dancing to follow"

We are going against convention and not spelling out the numbers in our date, because we love to break the rules.  🙂

Post # 5
20 posts
  • Wedding: June 2008

another great website is verseit.com

 they have some great options for wording!

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