(Closed) Invitation wording (lame, I know)

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We didn’t inclue our last names as we have our parents last names on the invitation

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My invitations were almost worded the same.  We cut off only my last name.  So: nicole elizabeth daughter of mr and mrs maynard stafford to patrick daniel duvall son of mr and mrs gene duvall.

We worded it that way because that’s what I wanted!!  Don’t worry about following alone.  It’s YOUR day – do it YOUR way. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think you’re right about it making the most sense to omit the bride’s last name *if* the parents’ names came first (“Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Stafford request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter / Nicole Elizabeth”).  

But I assume from your wording that you and your Fiance, not your parents, are the hosts?  Given that, I think it reads a tad bit easier if you use your full name since it’s the first that’s mentioned.  That said, the way you have it would still makes perfect sense even if it’s not the absolute technically correct way to word it, so if you like it without your last name, go for it!

I don’t think it’s farfetched to call it “evening”!  5pm is a sort of in-between hour in my book, and it’s a good way to hint that it’s a formal event.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Yea, that wording looks fine to me. At first I was going to change some things around then decided I was being silly.. they look fine!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Well, I always advise brides to not put their last name, but to leave the groom’s last name. So if you are changing your last name as a bride, then it implies his last name will be your last name after the wedding. But then I saw the layout of your wording and it doesn’t fit that way. It looks best to either leave out both names, or keep both names!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think it looks great!

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