paper post: invitation wording

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Some couples come to us with their wording already in place, and others ask us what their options are- point being, we’ve seen a lot of invitation wording! The best news is that there’s no right or wrong answer. Here are a few ideas, from the traditional to the modern.

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 Havilland 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! (If you do go with “honour” and traditional reply card wording like “the favour of a reply,” “favour” should have the “u” as well).

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!

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

on 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 it includes 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.

The invitation is the first glimpse of your wedding- let it work for you and introduce your celebration exactly the way you want it to!

background image: joy michele photography

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