Wedding Invitations & Paper

Who's name first?

My fiancee and I are getting ready to print our invites, is it traditional for the bride's name to go first? We are simply saying:
Groom-First/Last name &
Bride - First/Last name
Invite you to share in the joy of our marriage,
Date
Time
Place

Is this okay? Or should I put mine first? I have a much larger family than he does if that makes any difference.

Re: Who's name first?

  • mlg78mlg78 member
    First Anniversary 5 Love Its First Answer Name Dropper
    Bride first.  Who is inviting more is irrelevant. 
  • Bride always comes first. If you are having a formal wedding you might want to put your full legal names (including middle name) on the invitations.
  • Thank you! I've added our middle names and am sending to print :)

    Thanks ladies!
  • Hopefully you haven't printed yet...

    Invitations should never be written in first person (our).  They should always be written in third person (their).  You also don't need a comma at the end of the line, and you don't need to capitalize the start of the line.


    Bride First Middle Last
    and
    Groom First Middle Last
    invite you to share in the joy of their marriage
    Saturday, the twenty-ninth of June
    two thousand thirteen
    at six o’clock in the evening
    XYZ Country Club
    ABC Street

    City, State




    wittykitty14
  • So for the insert regarding the reception, is it ok to word it like this?:

    To share in our happiness, please join us for dinner and 
    dancing following the ceremony: Location, etc...


  • So for the insert regarding the reception, is it ok to word it like this?:

    To share in our happiness, please join us for dinner and 
    dancing following the ceremony: Location, etc...

    Omit the bolded and just use the wording that follows it.
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