(Closed) invitation wording advice/reply deadline

posted 4 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
8141 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

why don’t you say:

Together with their parents
Ms. Bride Name
Mr. Groom Name
request the honor of your presence
at their marriage…


you typically want the RSVP dealine to be 2-3 weeks before final numbers are due to the caterer so you can call anyone that hasn’t RSVPed.




Post # 4
1426 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

I didn’t have FH’s parents listed because they did not contribute.  I also did not list my last name.  I did

Mr. & Mrs. My Parents request the honour of your presence at the marriage of their daughter

Megan Marie


Landon MiddleName LastName


I’m not sure what to write if you yourselves are also hosting. 

Post # 5
3281 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

You don’t need to put your last names since they were already mentioned. I don’t think that’s way too early, it’s a little early but if you have a large guest list and may need to track many people down I think it’s reasonable. 

Post # 6
5889 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

For the RSVP date, find the day you need to have the number to your venue/caterers then go back 10 or so days. That should give  you time to track down any non-responders.

Post # 7
11239 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@ajillity81:  I did something like this. We’re paying for the bulk with a little help from FI’s parents. I still don’t “get” the hosting thing–I guess we’re the hosts? IDK, I planned the damn thing. Basically, I had our names really big at the top in script and then a quote from The Princess Bride, then our full names and something like “along with their families, invite you to celebrate the beginning of their adventures together.”

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