Five of the most popular ways to word your Wedding Invitations

Let’s figure out what is on your wedding invitation. I mean, how do you word a wedding invitation?

At first, it seems easy, right? Your names, date, location…boom. Done. But as you sit down to discover, there are more ways to word an invitation than you may have realized.

So here is some help. I have five of the most popular ways to word your wedding invitations.

5 Ways to Word Wedding Invitation

Five of the most popular ways to word your wedding invitations


1. One parent hosting

Super traditional is one set of parents hosting. This is how it was all the time “back in the day.” The bride’s parents were hosting the party, giving away their daughter to her groom.

Mr. and Mrs. John L. Smith
request the pleasure of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Heather Marie
to
Michael Francis Jacobson
Saturday, the seventeenth of May
two thousand and nineteen
At six o’clock in the evening
Plaza Hotel



2. Two parents hosting

This way is a bit more popular now. Both sets of parents are usually involved, if that’s financially or not. This is what I call the “united front” as both parents are together, at the top, announcing the marriage & wedding.

Mr. and Mrs. John L. Smith &
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Franklin Jacobson
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their children
Heather Marie
and
Michael Francis
Saturday, the seventeenth of May
two thousand and nineteen
at half past four in the afternoon


3. Both parents recognized

Again, both sets of parents are included, but the groom’s parents are listed under his name. A nod to the traditional way to word an invite, the bride’s parents are still technically hosting the wedding. But we didn’t want to not recognize the groom’s parents on the invitation.

Mr. and Mrs. John L. Smith
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their children
Heather Marie
and
Michael Francis
son of
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Franklin Jacobson
Saturday, the seventeenth of May
two thousand and nineteen
at half past four in the afternoon


4. Couple hosting

Sometimes, the parents are not involved or the couple themselves are funding their wedding entirely. This is a simple way to show that the couple is inviting guests to their wedding.

Heather Marie Smith &
Michael Francis Jacobson
invite you to share in their joy at their wedding
Saturday, May 17, 2019
at 4:30 in the afternoon


5. Couple hosting w/ nod to parents/family

Just like the one above, the couple is hosting their wedding, but they didn’t want to leave off their parents or family. In this case, the family is involved, happy for the wedding but individually listed. This is a great way to word an invitation if there are multiple parents involved (think step-parents, etc).

Together with our families,
Heather Marie Smith &
Michael Francis Jacobson
invite you to share in their joy at their wedding
Saturday, May 17, 2019
at 4:30 in the afternoon
St. Thomas Catholic Church
Omaha, Nebraska

How to Word Wedding Invitations - Dana Osborne Design
How to Word Wedding Invitations - Dana Osborne Design

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