Proper Etiquette for the Wedding Invitation

Proper Etiquette for the Wedding Invitation

by: David Chandler

The invitation is the first impression of the type of wedding you have planned. Your invitation may be custom made, sophisticated, eloquent or a do it yourself creation. With all the styles and colors to choose from, it should not be too difficult to find the perfect invitation.
Whether your invitation is traditional or casual, you will need to include a RSVP (response card) and a reception information card. Other items you could put in with the invitation are directions to the church and reception hall.
With today’s “blended” families it is increasingly difficult to find the proper wording for the wedding invitation. Here are some examples of traditional wording for your invitation.

Wording when Hosted by the Brides Family:

Mr. and Mrs. John Snow

request the honor of your presence

at the marriage of their daughter

Nadine Ellen

To

Eugene Everett Banks

on Saturday, the 5th of May

two thousand and five

at two o’clock

St. Paul’s Church

Bellingham, Washington

Wording when Hosted by the Grooms Family:

Mr. and Mrs. Gilford James Banks

request the honor of your presence

at the marriage of

Ms. Nadine Ellen Snow

to their son

Eugene Everett Banks

on Saturday, the fifth of May

two thousand five

at two o’clock

St. Paul’s Church

Bellingham, Washington

Wording when Hosted by the Bride and Groom:

Ms. Nadine Ellen Snow

and

Mr. Eugene Everett Banks

request the honor of your presence

at their marriage

on Saturday, the fifth of May

two thousand five

at two o’clock

St. Paul’s Church

Bellingham, Washington

Listed below are more resources to help you design your wedding invitation.

About The Author

David Chandler

For more information, visit these sites:

http://www.WeddingInvitationsInfo.com

http://www.WeddingPlanningInfoCenter.com

This article was posted on September 08, 2005