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Ideas for Traditional Wedding Invitation Wording

Ideas for Traditional Wedding Invitation Wording

The number one question couples ask me is “here is our situation….how do we word this invitation?” While a seemingly daunting task, wording an invitation is pretty simple. While there is no such thing as “one size fits all” when it comes to wedding invitation language, all you have to do is follow a few rules of etiquette and basic grammar. First, who is hosting the wedding? In the wedding industry the person “hosting” is typically the person “paying” for the ceremony and reception. If the Brides’ parents are hosting then the first few lines of the invitation would read: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hoffman request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter Lindsay Diane to David Joshua Liebman Were the families want to name the groom’s parents but not include them as a host, they may identify the groom as “son of” the groom’s parents. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hoffman request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter Lindsay Diane to David Joshua Son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Liebman However, more and more I see that the groom’s family is either sending a sizable check to the bride’s family, or perhaps paying for all of or a portion of the catering bill, band, flowers, etc. In that case it may be more appropriate to include the groom’s parents as a “host”: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Frank Hoffman along with Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Liebman request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their children Lindsay Diane and David Joshua Weddings are also becoming a family affair, where...

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