Wording for Formal Wedding Invitations When Both Sets of Parents Are Hosting

by The Knot

Mr. and Mrs. John L. Smith &
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Franklin Jacobson
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their children
Heather Marie
to
Michael Francis
Saturday, the seventeenth of May
two thousand and eight
at half past four in the afternoon

or

Mr. and Mrs. John L. Smith &
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Franklin Jacobson
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their children
Heather Marie
to
Michael Francis
Saturday, the seventeenth of May
two thousand and eight
at half past four in the afternoon

Note:

  • Be sure to list the bride's parents and groom's parents on separate lines, starting with the bride's.
  • Because both last names are included in the greeting, you do not need to use either the bride or groom's last name.
  • "request the honor of your presence" is traditionally only used if the ceremony is taking place in a house of worship.

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