Wording for Formal Wedding Invitations When Divorced Parents Are Hosting Jointly

by The Knot

Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Miller &
Ms. Rachel M. Wood
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Karen Percy Miller
to Michael Francis Jacobson
Saturday, the seventeenth of May
two thousand and eighteen
at half past four in the afternoon

or

Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Miller &
Ms. Rachel M. Wood
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter
Karen Percy Miller
to Michael Francis Jacobson
Saturday, the seventeenth of May
two thousand and eighteen
at half past four in the afternoon

Note:

  • A good rule of thumb is to list whomever is paying for the majority of the wedding, first.
  • "request the honor of your presence" is traditionally only used if the wedding ceremony is taking place in a house of worship.

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