(Closed) Please help with my Invite Wording

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
3170 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Is there a reason why you have the first parents and Mr. and Mrs. while the second are seperate? I assume it’s because the second arn’t married but I think needs to be the same on both. So make the first set as Mr. (dad) and Mrs. (mom). Thats just me though.

Post # 5
3697 posts
Sugar bee

No “and” in the year: Two Thousand Twelve.

Post # 6
9954 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

From Peggy Post’s book *Weddings Etiquette*

When Invitations are to come from both sets of parents, it might be worded…

Sharon and Elliot Karp


Hilary and Kenneth Cohen

would be honoured

to have you share in the joy

of the marriage of their children

Leah Rachel



This celebration of love will be held on

Sunday, the ninth of September

at five o’clock

Temple Shalom

Englewood, New Jersey

A reception will follow the ceremony

at the Palisades Lodge

Palisades Parkway

Kindly send reply to

Mr. and Mrs. Elliot Karp



You can use the more formal methods of address (ie Mr & Mrs, Dr etc) again with the Brides Parents listed first…

Mr. and Mrs. David Zimmermann


Captain and Mrs. John Gonzalez

request the honour of your presence

at the marriage of

Cynthia Ann Zimmerman


John Howard Gonzalez, junior


Hope this is helpful,

EDIT TO ADD – When there has been a Divorce… in this case I am going to use the actual names and info you’ve given above…

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Smith

together with

Mr. John Doe III

Ms. Marcia Johnson

invite you to celebrate the marriage of their children

Victoria Smith


John Doe IV


Saturday, the twenty-second of September

two thousand and twelve

at half past two o’clock

First Beach

Ocean City, New Jersey


NOTE – The Zipcode is usually only given if there is a full street address as well.  And although it is correct to say “two thousand twelve in real life”… when written formally, there should be an AND in there.  As I say, this is right out of the Peggy Post’s book on *Wedding Etiquette*.  Most of the examples use the most formal of Invites, but there is info also on more casual versions… as well.

PS… If either of your Finace’s parents have remarried, it also would be ok to include the other spouce as well (or not… depending on your / their preference)

Example… Mr. and Mrs. John Doe III


Post # 7
581 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

In addition to what This Time Round wrote, since technically you two are “hosting” and you are mentioning your parents in honor it would be worded more traditionally:


Victoria Smith

John Doe IV

together with their parents (or children of)

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Smith

Mr. John Doe III

Ms. Marcia Johnson

Invite you to celebrate their marriage

on Saturday, the Twenty-Second of September
Two Thousand and Twelve
at half past Two o’clock in the Afternoon


1st Beach

Ocean City, New Jersey 08226

Post # 9
83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I don’t think it’s necessary or common to say “in the afternoon”.  Also, and this is just personal preference so feel free to ignore, I like when the middle names are included for the Bride & Groom. 

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