Wording for Formal Wedding Invitations When One Set of Parents Hosting

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

or

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

Note:

  • Since you are including the bride's parent's name on the invitation, you do not need to list the bride's last name.
  • Do write the groom's entire name (first, middle and last) on the following line.
  • "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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