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Parents Inviting

Mr. and Mrs. John Alex Smith
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Jennifer Ann
to
Nick Allen Ames
Saturday, the twenty-second of August
Two thousand and fifteen
at six o'clock
Meadow Brook Reception Center
3214 Main Street
Bedford, New York

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Common Questions

Which name goes first on a wedding invitation?

Traditionally, the Bride's name occurred first on the wedding invitation, since in the past the Bride's parents were the ones paying for the wedding. Today, either name can go first on your wedding invitation, as there is no need to indicate who is paying for the wedding.

What if my mother kept her maiden name?

In this case, list your parents' full names on one line if possible, such as: "Jane Harris and John Alex Smith."

What if a parent is deceased?

To include a parent who has passed away, place the words “the late” in front of their name. For example, “Mrs. Jane Olson and the late Mr. Robert Olson.” Note that "late" is not capitalized. Deceased parents wedding invitation wording examples.

Do I include professional titles?

If your parents commonly go by their professional titles then they should be included. They can be abbreviated, such as, "Dr. Jane and Mr. John Smith."

Divorced Parents Inviting

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Olson
and
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Smith
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter
Jennifer Ann
to
Nick Allen Ames
son of
Mr. and Mrs. Allen G. Ames
Saturday, the twenty-second of August
at six o'clock
3214 Meadow Brook Circle
Bedford, New York

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Common Questions

What if our parents are divorced?

Wedding etiquette rules are designed to minimize hurt feelings. Don't follow etiquette rules at the expense of a damaged relationship. However, the current custom when parents are divorced is to place the mother's name on the first line with the father's name beneath it. Separate the names with the words "along with" instead of "and," as this may imply they are still married.

How to include step-parents?

Including step-parents is a personal choice. There is no etiquette for their inclusion or exclusion. If you do choose to include your step-parent, list them alongside their spouse on your invitation.

What if my partner's parents are also divorced?

If you include your partner's parents on the invitation, and they are also divorced, the same rules apply as above. Place the mother's name on the first line, and the father's name beneath it. Separate the names with the words "along with" instead of "and," as this may imply they are still married.

Couple Inviting

Together with their families
Jennifer Ann Smith
and
Nick Allen Ames
invite you to share in the joy
and celebration of their marriage
on Saturday, the twenty-second of August
at six o'clock
3214 Meadow Brook Circle
Bedford, New York

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Common Questions

How do we indicate who is paying for the wedding?

There is no proper way to indicate who is paying for the wedding. The weddings ideally are about the couple getting married, not who is footing the bill.

What if it's my second marriage?

When someone is marrying for the second time, it does not affect the wording of your invitation.

What if my religion or culture uses different wording?

Many religions and cultures have different etiquette and traditions. If you need more help with your wording, contact us directly, and we would be happy to assist you in finding the perfect option.

Partner's Parents Inviting

Mr. and Mrs. Allen G. Ames
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of
Jennifer Ann Smith
to their son
Nick Allen Ames
Saturday, the twenty-second of August
Two thousand and fifteen
at six o'clock
Meadow Brook Reception Center
3214 Main Street
Bedford, New York

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Both Parents Inviting

Mr. and Mrs. John Alex Smith
and
Mr. and Mrs. Allen G. Ames
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their children
Jennifer Ann Smith
to
Nick Allen Ames
Saturday, the twenty-second of August
Two thousand and fifteen
at six o'clock
Meadow Brook Reception Center
3214 Main Street
Bedford, New York

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