There are so many ways to invite guests to an event. You may use the strictest forms of etiquette to guide you or you can write your own unique message. We will work closely with you to achieve the most appropriate wording style for your event. The option for multiple languages is also available as well.
Below is a list of some general etiquette suggestions as well as examples of standard wording to use as a guide.
General wording etiquette:
* Ladies are always first when wording invitations except when wording begins with “Mr. and Mrs.”
* All wording should be spelled out on formal invitations and announcements.
* Every bit of information occupies its own line on the invitation.
* Punctuation is never used on invitations except for commas in the date and between city and state.
*If the bride’s parents are hosting, it is customary to leave off the bride’s last name. If the groom’s parents are involved, the bride’s last name should be included.
*If both sets of parents are jointly hosting, both sets of parents should be listed on separate lines with the bride’s parents first.
* If only one couple is hosting but you would like to honor the non-hosting parents by including them on the invitation, you simply note their relationship to the bride or groom under that person’s name.
*If the bride and groom are hosting their own wedding the invitation begins with the request line or with their names at the top.
* If everyone is hosting the invitation should begin with the bride and grooms names followed by “together with their families” and then the request line.
* Any parent or important loved one not mentioned on the invitation should be recognized in writing in the ceremony program or in a special toast at the reception.