Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Wedding Invitation Examples (Picture)

Wedding invitations vary, based on who is sending them out: Bride's parents, Bride's mother, remarried, The couple, Divorced parents, Remarried parents, Other relatives, Contemporary text

A standard invitation issued by the bride's parents would read:














Mr. and Mrs. James
Joseph Miller

request the honour of your presence

at the marriage of their daughter

Dorothy Diane

to

Mr. Alexander Jason Nelson

Saturday, the fifth of July

nineteen hundred and ninety-seven

at half after four o'clock in the afternoon

Central Presbyterian Church

125 North Sixth Street

Clinton, Illinois



If the bride's father is deceased, and the mother has remarried, the invitation should make the family relationships clear. Use the bride's full name, including
surname.

Mr. and Mrs. John
Whitney Adams

request the honour of your presence

at the marriage of Mrs. Whitney's daughter

Sarah Ann Jones
...



If the bride feels very close to her step-father, the invitation could say, "at the marriage of their daughter Sarah Ann Jones," but the different last names are still needed.

Many couples, especially those with complicated family relationships or those marrying later in life, choose to issue the invitation themselves.



Miss Sarah Ann Jones

and

Mr. Peter Andrew Findley

request the honour of your presence

at their marriage

Saturday, the fifth of May

nineteen hundred and ninety-eight

at eleven o'clock in the morning

Central Baptist Church

123 Saint Paul Lane

Chicago, Illinois



Parents who have divorced and not remarried can issue a joint invitation. According to the rules of etiquette, the woman's name always goes first.

Mrs. Cynthia Ann Nice

and

Mr. William Alan Nice

request the honour of your presence

at the marriage of their daughter

Betty Lou
...



Divorced parents who have remarried can also issue joint invitations. Again, the mother of the bride and her husband come first on the invitation.


Mr. and Mrs. John William Nice

and

Mr. and Mrs. Alan James Short

request the honour of your presence

at the marriage of their daughter

Betty Lou Short
...



Other relatives may issue the invitations. Just make known the relationship of the party sending the invitations to the bride.

Mr. and Mrs. William Henry Ford

request the honour of your presence

at the marriage of their granddaughter

Susan Lynn Kolb
...




Remember, your invitation should reflect the feeling of your wedding. If you're not having an ultra-formal wedding, you don't need an ultra-formal invitation.



This is the beginning of our new life together.

Please join with us as we pledge our lives

to each other

when we exchange wedding vows

and afterwards at the reception.

This great day will take place Saturday,

May 16, 1997

at 2:00 p.m., in Heritage Park

1220 Central Avenue

St. Louis, Missouri

If you cannot attend, we ask your presence

in thoughts and prayers.


Sarah Ann Gambil and James Jeffrey Hall

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