the

ANATOMY of

INVITATION

WORDING

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INVITATION SUITE WORDING EXAMPLES

I f b r i d e ' s p a r e n t s a r e h o s t i n g :


Mr. and Mrs. John Anderson Request the honor of your presence At the marriage of their daughter Alexandria Madison to Brandon James Smith Saturday, the seventh of September Two thousand and nineteen half past three o'clock in the afternoon Four Seasons Hotel 1200 Colorado Avenue Santa Barbara, California Dinner and dancing to follow




I f b o t h s e t s o f p a r e n t s a r e h o s t i n g :


Mr. and Mrs. John Anderson Together with Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Smith Request the honor of your presence At the marriage of their children Alexandria Madison to Brandon James Saturday, the seventh of September Two thousand and nineteen half past three o'clock in the afternoon Four Seasons Hotel 1200 Colorado Avenue Santa Barbara, California Dinner and dancing to follow




I f b r i d e ' s d i v o r c e d p a r e n t s a r e h o s t i n g :


F A Q s : _____ Q: What if my parents are divorced? A: Include your mother's name first, then your father's on a second line. EXAMPLE:
Mrs. Nancy (current last name) and Mr. John Anderson Request the honor of you presence at the marriage of their daughter Q: What if my parents are divorced and remarried? Should I include both names? A: That's a personal call that will need to be discussed openly with your parents. If you do choose to include one or both sets of remarried parents, try the below option: EXAMPLE:
Mrs. and Mrs. Herald Johnson (mother and husband) together with Mr. and Mrs. John Anderson Request the honor of you presence at the marriage of their daughter




I f b r i d e a n d g r o o m a r e h o s t i n g :


With great joy, Alexandria Anderson and Brandon Smith Request the honor of your presence at the celebration of their marriage Saturday, the seventh of September Two thousand and nineteen half past three o'clock in the afternoon Four Seasons Hotel 1200 Colorado Avenue Santa Barbara, California Dinner and dancing to follow




H o n o r i n g a d e c e a s e d p a r e n t :


Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Bennett Request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter Alexandria Anderson Daughter of the late Mr. John Anderson *(if Bride's parent is deceased) to Brandon Smith Son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Smith and the late Mrs. Nancy Smith *(if Groom's parent is deceased) Saturday, the seventh of September Two thousand and nineteen half past three o'clock in the afternoon Four Seasons Hotel 1200 Colorado Avenue Santa Barbara, California Dinner and dancing to follow





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