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paper post: invitation wording

Some couples come to us with their wording already in place, and others ask us what their options are- either way, we’ve seen a lot of invitation wording πŸ™‚ The best news is that nowadays, there’s no right or wrong answer. Invitation wording has come a long way since our parent’s invitations- there’s plenty of room to show your wedding style or your couple personality in this text. Here are a few ideas, from the traditional to the modern.

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Very traditional, both parents hosting:

Mr. and Mrs. John Smith
and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Jones
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their children

Grace Elizabeth Smith

and

Reese Haviland Jones

Saturday the seventh of February
two thousand nine
at
three o’clock in the afternoon

St. Anne’s Church
10102 Main Street
Annapolis, Maryland

Very traditional, one set of parents hosting:

Mr. and Mrs. John Smith
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter

Grace Elizabeth
to
Mr. Reese Havilland Jones
son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Jones

Saturday the seventh of February
two thousand eleven
at
three o’clock in the afternoon

St. Anne’s Church
10102 Main Street
Annapolis, Maryland

Note: “Honour” (formal/traditional spelling) is traditionally used for weddings at a place of worship- the pleasure of your company is the alternative. However, we are firmly of the opinion that you can use whichever wording you’d like.

Couple hosting with their parents:

Grace Elizabeth Smith
and
Reese Havilland Jones

Together with their parents (this can also go at the top, depending on your invitation design)
request the honour of your presence at their marriage

On Sunday, the tenth of April
Two thousand eleven
At five thirty in the evening

St. Anne’s Church
10102 Main Street
Annapolis, Maryland

We love these takes on invitation wording- have fun with it!

Grace and Reese
have chosen the first day
of their lives together as partners in crime

November twenty eighth
two thousand eleven
at
five o’clock in the evening

The Mansion at Oakwoods
124 First Street
Annapolis, Maryland

Or, for a destination wedding (see how they included details about their courtship- love that!)

After a 3000 mile distance, countless air miles, and a year’s engagement…
Reese and Grace
will unite in marriage on April 31, 2012
On the tranquil shores of the Riviera Maya, Cancun
at sunset

The Excellence Resort
Cancun, Mexico

Keep in mind that line breaks and capitalization, etc will depend on your invitation design- they’re not set in stone.

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