Post # 1
Dr. (Dad’s name) and Mrs. (mom’s name) (Last Name)
(My first and last name)
(Fiance’s full name)
Request the pleasure of your company
At the celebration of their marriage
Saturday, the Fifteenth of June
Two Thousand and Thirteen
Five O’Clock in the Evening
275 Baker Street
Dinner and Dancing to follow
We’re hosting along with my parents so I’m not sure how else to phrase it. My parents want their names on the invitation (as do I) and my dad requested that my mom’s name be specifically mentioned instead of Mr. and Mrs. husband’s first and last name. It seems pretty common in Indian weddings, like ours.
Post # 3
Take out the “and” in the year…and
Capitalize like this:
Saturday, the fifteenth of June
Two thousand thirteen
five o’clock in the evening
Dinner and dancing to follow
ETA: Just saw your note about your mom’s full name needing to be on there…never seperate a man’s name from his last name, so put your mom’s name first.
Mrs. MOMFIRSTNAME and Dr. DADFIRSTNAME SURNAME
Post # 4
Exactly what I was going to say. Otherwise looks good!
Post # 5
Well, traditional bride’s family hosting wording tends to be:
Dr. John and Mrs. Jane Smith
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Mr. Evan David Jones
The ‘together with’ tends to be more used for this sort of phrasing:
Together with their families
Sarah Dorothy Weinberg
Jason Burns Flugum
invite you to celebrate their marriage
Post # 6
@BrooklynWife: Awesome, thank you!! I’m not too worried about the capitilization because I think it will actually all be in caps but I will take out the “and” in the year.
@MariContrary: Ugh, yeah this is kind of what’s been giving me fits. My parents really want to be named in the invitation – and I want that for them too since it’s important to them – and since they are hosting along with my fiance and I, I figured that this is a good compromise. Maybe I should just leave it on the invite as them hosting alone…
Post # 7
Well, we actually worded ours as both parents hosting, even though we’re paying for most of it and my parents are helping with the rest. My mom requested that it be worded that way – she didn’t feel right about his parents not being named. So I’d go with whatever wording makes everyone happy.
Oh, and the bride’s parents hosting wording tends to be for a more formal event, the ‘together with’ wording tends to be for a more casual one. So I’d take that into consideration too.