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Wedding Invitation Wording

This complete list of invitation wording examples can help solve any wedding stationery woe.

Gone are the days when wedding etiquette mandated that the bride’s parents, and the bride’s parent’s only, hosted the wedding and were the only ones listed on the wedding invitation. Today anyone can foot the bill, and with modern familial arrangements often anything but nuclear, there is no straightforward rule for wedding invitation wording. Below are invitation wording samples for nearly every possible arrangement, even wedding reception only invitations. Have a circumstance not addressed here? Find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and we can answer your question there!

Traditional Wedding Invitation Wording Examples

Bride’s Parents Host

Mr. and Mrs. John Doe Smith
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Jane Marie
to
Thomas Allan Johnson
Saturday, the sixteenth of July
two thousand and eight
at six o’clock in the evening
Peachtree Presbyterian Church
3434 Roswell Road
Atlanta, Georgia

Bride’s Parents Host

Mr. and Mrs. John Doe Smith
invite you to share in the joy
of the marriage uniting their daughter
Jane Marie
to
Thomas Allan Johnson
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe P. Johnson
Saturday, the sixteenth of July
two thousand and eight
at six o’clock in the evening
Peachtree Presbyterian Church
3434 Roswell Road
Atlanta, Georgia

Bride’s Parent Deceased, Remaining Parent Hosts

Mr. John Doe Smith
requests the honour of your presence
at the marriage of his daughter
Jane Marie
to
Thomas Allan Johnson
Saturday, the sixteenth of July
Two thousand and eight
at six o’clock in the evening
Peachtree Presbyterian Church
3434 Roswell Road
Atlanta, Georgia

Bride’s Parent Deceased, Remaining Parent Hosts with New Spouse

Mr. and Mrs. John Doe Smith
requests the honor of your presence
at the marriage of Mr. John Smith’s daughter
Jane Marie
to
Mr. Thomas Allan Johnson
Saturday, the sixteenth of July
Two thousand and eight
at six o’clock in the evening
Peachtree Presbyterian Church
3434 Roswell Road
Atlanta, Georgia

Both Parents and Bride/Groom Host

Ms. Jane Marie Smith
and
Mr. Thomas Allan Johnson
together with their parents
request the favor of your presence
at their marriage
Saturday, the sixteenth of July
Two thousand and eight
at six o’clock in the evening
Peachtree Presbyterian Church
3434 Roswell Road
Atlanta, Georgia

Divorced Parents are Jointly Hosting

Mrs. Mary Peterson
and
Mr. John Doe Smith
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Jane Marie Smith
to
Thomas Allan Johnson
Saturday, the sixteenth of July
Two thousand and eight
at six o’clock in the evening
Peachtree Presbyterian Church
3434 Roswell Road
Atlanta, Georgia

Non-Traditional Wedding Invitation Wording Examples

Bride and Groom Host

The honour of your presence
is requested at the marriage of
Miss Jane Marie Smith,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Doe Smith
and
Thomas Allan Johnson
son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe P. Johnson
Saturday, the sixteenth of July
Two thousand and eight
at six o’clock in the evening
Peachtree Presbyterian Church
3434 Roswell Road
Atlanta, Georgia

Bride & Groom Host Semi-Formal Event with Both Families

Together with their families
Jane Smith & Thomas Johnson
Invite you to celebrate their marriage

Saturday, the sixteenth of July
Two thousand and eight
at six o’clock in the evening
Bittersweet Farm
438 Main Road
Westport, Massachusetts

Cocktails, dinner and dancing to follow

Joint Hosts – Multiple Friends and Families

Please join family and friends
in celebrating the Marriage of
Jane Marie Smith and Thomas Allan Johnson
Saturday, the sixteenth of July
Two thousand and eight
at six o’clock in the evening
Peachtree Presbyterian Church
3434 Roswell Road
Atlanta, Georgia

Reception to follow at
the home of Dave and Carol Murphy
543 Main Street

Bride’s Remarried Parent and New Spouse Hosts

Mary and Bill Peterson
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of her daughter
Jane Marie Smith
to
Thomas Allan Johnson
Saturday, the sixteenth of July
Two thousand and eight
at six o’clock in the evening
Peachtree Presbyterian Church
3434 Roswell Road
Atlanta, Georgia

Bride’s Divorced Parent Hosts Alone

Mrs. Mary Peterson
requests the honor of your presence
at the marriage of her daughter
Jane Marie Smith
to
Thomas Allan Johnson
Saturday, the sixteenth of July
Two thousand and eight
at six o’clock in the evening
Peachtree Presbyterian Church
3434 Roswell Road
Atlanta, Georgia

Both Parents Deceased, Invitations Issued by an Elder Brother

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan H. Smith
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage his sister
Jane Marie
to
Thomas Allan Johnson
Saturday, the sixteenth of July
Two thousand and eight
at six o’clock in the evening
Peachtree Presbyterian Church
3434 Roswell Road
Atlanta, Georgia

Both Sets of Parents Host

Mr. and Mrs. John Doe Smith
and Mr. and Mrs. Joe P. Johnson
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their children
Jane Marie Smith
and
Thomas Allan Johnson
Saturday, the sixteenth of July
Two thousand and eight
at six o’clock in the evening
Peachtree Presbyterian Church
3434 Roswell Road
Atlanta, Georgia

Groom’s Parents Host

Mr. and Mrs. Joe P. Johnson
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of
Ms. Jane Marie Smith
to their son
Mr. Thomas Allan Johnson
Saturday, the sixteenth of July
two thousand and eight
at six o’clock in the evening
Peachtree Presbyterian Church
3434 Roswell Road
Atlanta, Georgia

Invitation to Reception Only

Mr. and Mrs. John Smith
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage reception of their daughter
Jane Marie Smith
and
Thomas Allan Johnson
Saturday, the sixteenth of July
Two thousand and eight
at six o’clock in the evening
Peachtree Presbyterian Church
3434 Roswell Road
Atlanta, Georgia

Bride Keeps Maiden Name

Ms. Jane Marie Smith
and
Mr. Thomas Allan Johnson
are pleased to announce
that they will become
Mrs. Jane Marie Smith
and
Mr. Thomas Allan Johnson
Saturday, the sixteenth of July
Two thousand and eight
Peachtree Presbyterian Church
3434 Roswell Road
Atlanta, Georgia

Reception Only Wedding Invitation Wording


Jane Marie Smith
and
Thomas Allan Johnson
are pleased to announce
they will be married
on Saturday, July Sixteenth
during a private ceremony
on the Island of Maui
Please join us for a
celebration when we return as
husband and wife
Saturday, July sixteenth
at six o’clock in the evening
Anthony’s Restaurant
Atlanta, Georgia

Divorced Parents are Jointly Hosting

Mrs. Mary Peterson
and
Mr. John Doe Smith
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Jane Marie Smith
to
Thomas Allan Johnson
Saturday, the sixteenth of July
Two thousand and eight
at six o’clock in the evening
Peachtree Presbyterian Church
3434 Roswell Road
Atlanta, Georgia

Alternative Wedding Invitation Wording Examples

Two Hearts United

Two lives, two hearts
Joined together in friendship
united forever in love
It’s with joy that we
Jane Marie Smith
and
Thomas Allan Johnson
invite you to be with us
as we exchange our marriage vows
on the sixteenth of July, two thousand and eight
at six o’clock in the evening
Anthony’s Restaurant
Atlanta, Georgia

Reception to follow

Love, Laugh, Live

This day I will marry my best friend
the one I laugh with, live for, love

Jane Marie Smith
and
Thomas Allan Johnson
invite you to join them as they
begin their new life together
on Saturday, the sixteenth of July, two thousand and eight
at six o’clock in the evening
Anthony’s Restaurant
Atlanta, Georgia

Reception to follow

Wedding Invitation Quotes

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet
-Plato

Whatever our souls are made of yours and mine are the same.
-Emily Bronte

There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
-George Sands

I have found the one whom my soul loves.
-Song of Solomon 3:4

Love those who love you
-Voltaire

Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
-Roy Goodman

There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.
-Martin Luther

Two such as you with such a master speed cannot be parted nor be swept away from one another once you are agreed that life is only life forevermore together wing to wing and oar to oar.
-Robert Frost

My beloved is mine and I am his
-Song of Songs