(Closed) My invitation wording… please review!

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
262 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

nope, love it. looks great. almost identical to my invite wording 🙂

Post # 5
512 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Very similar to mine. 🙂  Looking good!

Post # 6
1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Looks great! The only thing I might change would be “two thousand ten” to “two thousand and ten” but I think that’s just a matter of preference.

Post # 8
18654 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Sounds good to me.  I wouldn’t add the ten because that usually means there is a decimal point (2000.10).

Post # 9
1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

MissAsB – do you mean add the “and”? I don’t think anyone would really be confused as to what year you’re talking about!

Shanbrice – yes, I’ve seen those threads, there’s definitely no consensus! Do what sounds right to you!

As for the parents, I don’t think anyone should be offended, but if you want to give both sets of parents equal “billing,” the only thing I can think of to do would be:

Together with their parents,

Shannon Brice


Luke Charles

request the honor of your presence…

But there’s not really room to put names in with that wording.

I also wanted to point out that personally, I always list couples by both first names or only the last name. I know the way you listed above it the proper and traditional way of writing them, but I just don’t like when the woman is addressed as “Mrs. Hisfirstname Hislastname.” Does she not deserve any of her own names? Again, it’s totally preference, the way you’ve written it is actually the proper way to write it, just something to consider.

Post # 11
1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Yes, I know that for formal invitations there just doesn’t seem to be another option!! Maybe “Mr. and Mrs. Raymond and Susan XXXX”? That’s getting a little crazy with the number of words.. There’s definiteley nothing wrong with “Mr. and Mrs. Raymond XXXX” etiquette-wise, sorry for adding to your invitation wording confusion!!

Post # 12
962 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

This wording looks great. 

I agree that the “and” taken out of the year looks best (and is technically sound). 

I think listing your parents first (and as the one requesting the guest’s honor of presence) indicates that they are the ones hosting (paying for) the event.  Which, if this isn’t the case and the FILs are paying for some too, may be a bit insulting for them.

If you don’t mind the parents’ names not being on the invitation, I would reword like the PP suggested.  If you want to include their names, you could consult this page – there are a bunch of perfect examples!


Good Luck!

Post # 13
267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Looks good!  However, I did read in an etiquette book that if the ceremony will be held in a place of worship, many people use the old English spelling of “honour”.  That being said, the RSVPs would state “the favour of your reply is requested…” just for consistency.  But, honestly, I think it’s just a matter of preference!  Believe me, all those etiquette rules can make your head spin!!

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