Your wedding invitations should tell your guests what they are invited to, who the wedding is for,when it is, and where the ceremony and reception will be held. Be sure to include a map or directions for out-of-town guests.

Although these are traditional examples of wedding invitation wording, you can always adjust it to allow for divorced or remarried parents, as well as fitting your own personal theme or style.

Here are samples of what an invitation usually looks like, depending upon who is hosting the event:


If Bride’s Family
is Hosting the Wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Joseph Warner
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Michelle Rose Warner
To
Michael James Smith
Sunday, the sixth of August
at two o’clock
St. Anne Church
Concord, New Hampshire

If Invitation includes
Both Sets of Parents

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Joseph Warner
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Michelle Rose
To
Michael James Smith
Son of
Mr. and Mrs. David Trevor Smith
Sunday, the sixth of August
at two o’clock
St. Anne Church
Concord, New Hampshire


If Both Families are
Hosting the Wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Joseph Warner
and
Mr. and Mrs. David Trevor Smith
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their children
Michelle Rose Warner
and
Michael James Smith
Sunday, the sixth of August
at two o’clock
St. Anne Church
Concord, New Hampshire

If the Couple is
Hosting the Wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Joseph Warner
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Michelle Rose
To
Michael James Smith
Son of
Mr. and Mrs. David Trevor Smith
Sunday, the sixth of August
at two o’clock
St. Anne Church
Concord, New Hampshire