Weddings

How To Word And Address Wedding Invitations

October 29, 2015 by Linda DiProperzio
shefinds | Weddings

Planning a wedding is stressful enough, the last thing you should be worried about is flubbing the invitation wording. Fortunately, finding the right language for your wedding invites is actually quite simple once you nail down the style of your celebration. Whether you’re going formal or informal, here’s a quick guide on how to word your wedding invitations.

Formal

Mr. and Mrs. John Smith

request the honour of your presence

at the marriage of their daughter

Jane Anne

to James Stephen

son of Mr. & Mrs. Peter Jones

Saturday the sixth of May

at six o’clock in the evening

Name of Location of Ceremony

Reception to follow at [reception locale]

City and State

Or

Mr. and Mrs. John Smith

and

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Jones

request the honour of your presence

at the marriage of their children

Jane Anne Smith

and

James Stephen Jones

Saturday the sixth of May

at six o’clock in the evening

Name of Location of Ceremony

Reception to follow at [reception locale]

City and State

Informal

Together with their parents

Jane Anne Smith

and

James Stephen Jones

invite you to celebrate their marriage

Saturday May 6, 2016 at 6pm

Name of Location of Ceremony

Reception to follow at [reception locale]

City and State

As for how should you address wedding invites, here are some quick guidelines:

– If you’re inviting single friends with a plus one: Ms. Sarah Miller & Guest

– If you’re inviting single friends without a plus one: Ms. Sarah Miller

– If you’re inviting an engaged couple or a couple living together, be sure to include both guests’ names: Mr. Michael Carter & Ms. Sarah Miller

– If it’s a married couple: Mr. & Mrs. Michael Carter

– If a guest is a doctor: Dr. & Mrs. Michael Carter or Dr. Sarah Carter & Mr. Michael Carter

– If both are doctors: The Doctors Carter

– If it’s a same sex couple: Mr. Kevin Martin & Mr. Richard Lawrence

For more wedding tips, check out what to include in the wedding invitation suite and everything you need to know about thank you notes.

[Photo: Minted]

 

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Linda DiProperzio is a weddings expert and freelance writer based in New York.

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