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Invitation Host Wording

I will try to make this as simple as possible. My dad is paying for about half of our very small (30 guest) wedding. My mother, MIL and FIL aren't contributing at all.

How do I word the host part of the invitation?

Re: Invitation Host Wording

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    Are your parents married?  The host doesn't necessarily PAY.  Is your mother involved with helping you plan the wedding?  Is this a church wedding?  We need more information.
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    My parents are divorced, don't get along. My mom is not really helping. It is an outdoor very small, destination (2 hours away from home from most guests) wedding.
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    CMGragainCMGragain member
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    edited April 2014
    You have some options:

    Mr. John Bridesfather
    requests the pleasure of your company
    at the marriage of his daughter
    Bride's First Middle
    to
    Mr. Groom's Full Name
    Day, date
    time
    Venue
    Address
    City, State

    Reception to follow  (if it is in the same location)

    or

    Together with their families
    Bride's Full Name
    and
    Groom's Full Name
    request the pleasure of your company
    as they are united in marriage
    (etc.)

    or

    The pleasure of your company is requested
    at the marriage of
    Bride's Full Name
    and
    Groom's Full Name
    (etc.)

    You need to talk to your parents separately and find out how they feel about this.  All of the above are acceptable etiquette. The groom's parents do not normally appear on the invitation.  The first one is the most traditional.  Good luck! 
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    That is great, thank you for being so thorough!  THAT was exactly what I needed! :)
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