Wording for Formal Wedding Invitations When Widowed Remarried Parent Is Hosting

by The Knot

Mr. and Mrs. Travis Young
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of her daughter
Susan J. Greene
daughter of the late Mr. Jeffrey Greene
to Michael Francis Jacobson

or

Mr. and Mrs. Travis Young
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of her daughter
Susan J. Greene
daughter of the late Mr. Jeffrey Greene
to Michael Francis Jacobson

Note:

  • Although you do not have to list the deceased parent's name, it's an option if you wish to honor them on the invitation.
  • "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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