Invitation wording help…couple hosting

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
115 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

If you want it to be clear that you and your fiance are the hosts, then by all means go with “Miss and Mr request the honour..”   That’s the way you’re supposed to do it, given your situation.


I should add that my fiance’s parents are hosting the rehearsal, so I have a separate card included in my invitation that gives them that credit for hosting there.  But the main invitation is totally separate.  

Post # 3
3332 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

This is how we are also wording ours. We are the hosts, and I didn’t want to put together with their families if they werent hosting.

 eta – Fiance made them, so I wanted to check. ours actually say:

The honor of your presence is requested at the marriage of







reception to follow

eta2 – perhaps this means that no one is hosting? I dunno lol.

Post # 8
3332 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

yeah I think either way is good honestly!

So we ARE having a more formal wedding, however we aren’t having the ceremony in a church. So technically our wording is incorrect LOL.

As I said Fiance made them. He just picked the wording he liked best and went with it. I took a look at the proof to make sure everything was spelt correctly dates/times were good, and didn’t really look at the wording. So I’m a bad example XD

Post # 9
47217 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

cltbride :  You could compromise

together with their parents…

This way it is clear that you are hosting your own wedding, but the parents are also welcoming the guests, and your Mom won’t be the only one left out.

Post # 10
62 posts
Worker bee

We are paying for our wedding/reception and used “together with their families” i think this implies that the couple is hosting however the family is … involved? Maybe it’s just me lol!

Post # 11
33 posts
  • Wedding: August 2016

This option is a little more wordy than everyone else’s suggestions, but since your wedding is more formal you could phrase it something like this:


Jane Smith
daughter of [parent’s names]


Groom’s Name
son of [parent’s names]

request the honor of your presence at their wedding


That wording would show that the wedding is being hosted by the bride and groom, but is still honoring your parents as well. You could break it up visually by having the bride and groom’s names in a larger font, and then the parents names in a smaller font below. If you wanted to, that’s also way to add your father in as well. You would just phrase it “daughter of Mrs. Jane Smith and the late Mr. John Smith”.

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