Friday, September 9, 2011

"Groom's Parents Hosting" - Three Examples of Wedding Invitation Wording

Cuttlefish Wedding Invitation - Concertina Press
Typically, only the bride's parents names are on a wedding invitation, but in instances where the groom's parents are hosting the wedding, use the examples below:

- Below, note that "honour of your presence" is for a church wedding-


Dr. & Mrs. Albert Shelton
Request the honour of your presence

at the marriage of 

Emily Wilsenhome
to their son
Thomas Shelton

Saturday the twenty-third of June
two thousand twelve
at half after three in the afternoon
The Church of St. Barnabas
Falmouth, Massachusetts 
Reception to follow

-OR if the wedding is not in a church-

Dr. & Mrs. Albert SheltonRequest the honour of your presence
at the marriage of 

Emily Wilsenhome
to their son
Thomas Shelton

Saturday the twenty-third of June
two thousand twelve
at half after three in the afternoon
Highfield Hall
Falmouth, Massachusetts 
Reception to follow

- OR a little less formal -

Albert & Deborah Shelton
Joyfully invite you
to the wedding celebration of

Emily Wilsenhome
&
Thomas Shelton

Saturday the twenty-third of June
two thousand twelve
at half after three in the afternoon
Falmouth Yacht Club
Falmouth, Massachusetts 
Reception to follow

Note that if you use the British spelling of "honour", make sure you continue to use it throughout the wedding stationery, for instance if you're using the word "favour". You can also use the American spelling.

Feel free to take any of these for your own use, and search my blog for "wording" for more examples, and if you ever have any questions about etiquette, simply comment or email me Ruth at ConcertinaPress dot com.

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