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Invite Wording

Hey all! I need some help with my invite wording. I have asked friends and family and am getting several different answers, so I guess I'll post here and see what you all have to say as well!
First, my FI only goes by his middle name, so we are not putting his first name on the invites...and it is a pretty informal wedding. So with that said here is what I have right now:

Mr and Mrs. Bride Parents
Invite you to share and celebrate
at the marriage of their daughter
Bree Last Name
to
Erik Last name
On Saturday, August 27,2011
at 5:30pm
Place
Place Address

Reception immeadiately following


so, one of my questions is, do I need to spell out the date? I really am not a fan of that, it just seems so formal, and that is not what we are going for...any help/opinions/suggestions are welcome!!!

Thanks guys!
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Re: Invite Wording

  • aegrishaegrish member
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    edited December 2011
    if you are putting your parents on the invite, I think you need to put his as well.  It should be "son of....". and you would omit both of YOUR last names since your parents will be listed (as long as you have the same last name as your parents).

    I got my invite wording from David's bridal invititations.  Honestly, for an 'informal' wedding your wording choice is a bit formal,but that's ok if that's what you prefer.  I would go make a fake invite on invitations by david's bridal, and a page will come up with the wording choices.  They have a lot and they are all very good.
  • aegrishaegrish member
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    edited December 2011
    and yes if you are going with formal wording I would spell out the times, dates, etc.
  • edited December 2011
    Well my parents are paying, so thats why we didnt put his parents on the invite. Thanks for the tip about Davids Bridal
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  • edited December 2011
    I didn't put FIs parents on my invitation since my parents are paying... woopsSurprised
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  • kelleyku05kelleyku05 member
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    edited December 2011

    I did not put FI's parents names on our invite....
    And I would still spell out the date and time.  It just looks better IMO.

  • edited December 2011
    maybe that's why FI's parents dont like me....Undecided Hmmm.....
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  • kelleyku05kelleyku05 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_missouri-kansas-city_invite-wording?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:82Discussion:9f364eb2-3e45-4e86-9057-216515604cdbPost:5d727922-aba0-4df9-aa6c-9d925dd81077">Re: Invite Wording</a>:
    [QUOTE]maybe that's why FI's parents dont like me.... Hmmm.....
    Posted by theluckiest555[/QUOTE]

    Ha ha!!  My FI's parents could care less.  Plus, there wasn't much more room.....
  • edited December 2011
    I know you were asking about the date part, but if you were also wanting to possibly include your FI's parents this is what we did since we are paying for everything ourselves and it's a fairly informal wedding:

    Together with their parents

    Bride
    and
    Groom

    Invite you to join in the celebration of their marriage on

    Date (written out!)

    I don't think they look stuffy or very formal at all and it keeps things simple.

    Hope that helps!! :)
  • edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_missouri-kansas-city_invite-wording?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:82Discussion:9f364eb2-3e45-4e86-9057-216515604cdbPost:a51b98c2-3959-47f8-a97b-f2e4eb15a3a6">Re: Invite Wording</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Invite Wording : Ha ha!!  My FI's parents could care less.  Plus, there wasn't much more room.....
    Posted by kelleyku05[/QUOTE]


    I hear ya kelley... me too! The invitation couldn't just say Mr. and. Mrs. mylastname because my mom 1)hyphenated her name and is a stickler about not being called Mrs. mylastname, and 2) she is a Dr. and she wants to be called that (which she should, I think she spent enough time in medical achool to earn it) so she has to be Dr, hermaidenname-mylastname. And then she insisted on writting the addresses of the reception and ceremony site, so ya, it was kinda cramped

    PS. Sorry OP that I went off on a tangent, I dont wanna take away from your spotlight as the subject of this post<img src="http://cdn.cl9.vanillaforums.com/downloaded/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-smile.gif" border="0" alt="Smile" title="Smile" />
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  • edited December 2011
    First things first: it's not bad to leave your fiance's parents' names off of the invitation, especially if they are not the ones hosting the wedding!


    I don't know if it was just a typo, but "immediately" would need to be substituted! Also, just in my opinion, I would take out the word "at." I would do this mainly because what you are saying now is that you would celebrate at a *place*. A marriage isn't really a physical place. I think it sounds nice just saying "share and celebrate the marriage of blank to blank. I hope I'm not coming off rude. Just trying to share a thought.


    I like the overall jist of it! I don't think it's too formal. Simple, and to the point. Laughing
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  • edited December 2011
    Not rude at all!!! Thanks for the tips!
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  • kissamarykissamary member
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    edited December 2011
    and remember, it is two thousand eleven not two thousand and eleven. it drives me crazy when I see it wrong because you wouldn't see nineteen and eleven :)
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