Brides Parents Are Hosting

Formal Wording

Mr and Mrs J. Stone

request the pleasure of your company

at the marriage of their daughter

CAROLINE JANE

to

JOHN FRANCIS BANWELL

Saturday, the fourteenth of July

two thousand and eighteen

At two o’clock in the afternoon

Shrewsbury Abbey, SY11 2FD

Casual Wording

John and Ann Stone

invite you to share in their joy at the

marriage of their daughter

CAROLINE JANE

to

JOHN FRANCIS BANWELL

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

at 2:00 in the afternoon

Shrewsbury Abbey, SY11 2FD

ADDRESSING THE HOST

Married parents:

  • Mr and Mrs J. Stone
  • Mr and Mrs John stone
  • John and Ann Stone

Divorced parents:

  • Mr J. Stone and Mrs A. Jones
  • Mr John Stone and Mrs Ann Jones
  • John Stone and Ann Jones

Divorced parents with new partners:

  • Mr and Mrs J. Stone together with Mr and Mrs H. Edwards
  • Mr and Mrs John Stone together with Mr and Mrs Henry Edwards
  • John and Ann Stone together with Henry and Sally Thomas

TOP TIPS

  • Middle names are optional
  • The bride’s name is always before the groom’s.
  • Traditonally the brides parents host the wedding

If You're Hosting

Formal Wording

The honour of your presence

is requested at the marriage of

CAROLINE JANE STONE

and

JOHN FRANCIS BANWELL

Saturday, the Fourteenth of July

two thousand and eighteen

At two o’clock in the afternoon

Casual Wording

CAROLINE JANE STONE

and

JOHN FRANCIS BANWELL

invite you to share in their joy at their wedding

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

at 2:00 in the afternoon

Shrewsbury Abbey, SY11 2FD

ADDRESSING THE HOST:

If you’re paying for the wedding yourselves, the greeting skips the host line and begins with the request line.

  • Caroline Jane Stone and John Francis Banwell
  • The honour of your presence is requested at the marriage of Caroline Jane Stone and John Francis Banwell

Both Sets Of Parents Are Jointly Hosting

Formal Wording

Mr and Mrs J. Stone

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Edwards

request the honour of your presence

at the marriage of their children

CAROLINE JANE

and

JOHN FRANCIS

Saturday, the fourteenth of July

two thousand and eighteen

At two o’clock in the afternoon

Shrewsbury Abbey, SY11 2FD

Casual Wording

John and Ann Stone

along with Henry and Sally Edwards

invite you to share and celebrate at the

marriage of their children

CAROLINE JANE

and

JOHN FRANCIS

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

at 2:00 in the afternoon

Shrewsbury Abbey, SY11 2FD

List the bride’s parents and groom’s parents on separate lines, starting with the bride’s. Since both last names are included in the greeting, you don’t need to use either the bride’s or groom’s last name. (if either the bride or groom has a different last name than their parents list out the full bride’s or groom’s name, in addition to the full names of the parents)

  • Mr and Mrs J. Stone Mr. and Mrs. Henry Edwards
  • John and Ann Stone along with Henry and Sally Edwards
  • Together with their families

Invitation Wording

If the bride’s parents are hosting, it’s customary to leave off the bride’s last name. However if the bride has a different last name to her parents, her full name should be used. If the groom’s parents are hosting, the bride’s last name should be included. Middle names are optional for both Bride and Groom

Brides parents hosting formal wording:

  • request the pleasure of your presence at the marriage of their daughter …
  • request the pleasure of your company to celebrate the marriage of their daughter …
  • request your company at the marriage of their daughter …

Brides parents hosting casual wording:

  • invite you to share in their joy at the marriage of their daughter …
  • have great pleasure in inviting you to celebrate the marriage of their daughter …
  • are delighted to invite you to celebrate the marriage of their daughter …

You’re hosting formal wording:

  • The honor of your presence is requested at the marriage of …
  • request the pleasure of your company to celebrate their marriage
  • request the honour of your presence at the celebration of their wedding

You’re hosting casual wording:

  • invite you to share in their joy at their wedding
  • invite you to join them in their wedding celebrations
  • request you to join them at their wedding

Both sets of parents hosting formal wording:

  • request the honour of your presence at the marriage of their children
  • request the honour of your presence at the celebration of their wedding

Both sets of parents hosting casual wording:

  • invite you to share and celebrate at the marriage of their children
  • would love you to share in the celebration of the marriage of their children

Ceremony and reception

For the Ceremony details are the venue, date and time.

For the reception here are some suggestions:

  • and afterwards for the evening reception
  • The Wedding Breakfast and evening reception will be held after the ceremony
  • and afterwards for the evening reception at…
  • The Wedding Breakfast and evening reception will be held after the ceremony at…

RSVP Wording:

  • RSVP by [date]
  • Kindly reply by [date]

Optional RSVP requested information suggestions for guests:

  • Please indicate any dietary requirements
  • Please list any songs you would like to hear
  • Number of people attending

Suggested information for adding to you wedding details card:

  • Accommodation
  • How to get to the ceremony

Why not try something a little different?

CAROLINE

and

JOHN

request the pleasure of your

company on their wedding day

Saturday July 14th 2018

at 2pm

Ceremony is taking place at

Shrewsbury Abbey, SY11 2FD

with the reception to follow

at Sweeny Hotel

Why not try something a little different?

We’re getting married!

Please join Caroline and John

in celebrating their wedding

Saturday July 14th 2018

at 2pm

Ceremony is taking place at

Shrewsbury Abbey, SY11 2FD

with the reception to follow

at Sweeny Hotel