When you start to think about your wedding invitation you have to make sure that you acknowledge all of the people who are helping to pay for your wedding. You also have to acknowledge your family circumstances, like a dad you don’t speak to, or parents who refuse to pay for anything. Maybe, you are paying for it all, or you have divorced families. No matter what the circumstances are, there is etiquette to the wording of your invitation without hurting others feelings and also sounding profound. There are also ways of not sounding so formal if you’re having a fun upbeat wedding you know, with sparklers and cocktail dresses :).
Below are just a few…I say few, because there are literally thousands of ways you can word your invitation. I have listed the most common. I don’t come along many brides whose father is a doctor or grooms mother who is a judge. However, it does happen; and when it does I will be here to guide you on your journey of words. I will work with you to find the best solution to your situation and to make sure that no one has hard feelings.
*Please note that all names are fictional.
Together with their parents Donna White and Eric Plover Would like to invite you in celebrating Their marriage as two become one
Ms. Abigail Clover and Mr. Eric Gaunt will be united in marriage on September 10, 2010 and are requesting your presence as they become one
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Tank Request your presence at the marriage of their daughter April Marie to Kyle Walter Snow
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Clark and Mr. and Mrs. Don Gates would like you to join them in celebrating the marriage of their children Beth Clark and Doug Gates
Please join us on Friday, October 19, 2011 for the marriage of Tatum Michelle Garboy and Thomas Michael Behr
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Tank request the honour of your presence at the marriage of their daughter April Marie Tank to Kyle Walter Snow Son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Snow