Traditional Invitation Wording

There’s an awesome article from Offbeat Bride for invitation wording that won’t make you barf. And, while wordshop. may not always show our traditional side, we appreciate you or your parents may be spending mucho dinero for a classic, timeless event.

By LilyWillow Paper + Press

We, the gals at wordshop., have collected the most common wording for every scenario, and we’re happy to share our everything we’ve learned. Keep in mind that the parents who are hosting are the names that begin the invitation.

Very formal/church wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Henry P. Nixon
request the honor of your presence at the wedding of their daughter
Anna Lucia
to
Mr.Sean Phillip Wyman
son of Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan L. Wyman

Casual/non-church wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Henry and Charlotte Nixon
request the pleasure of your company at the wedding of their daughter
Anna Lucia
to
Sean Phillip Wyman
son of Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan and Marcie Wyman

Divorced Parents
This can be a touchy subject. To be frank, the parent who goes first is the one who is more relevant to the event — maybe contributing more money, time, or opinions.

Mr. Henry Nixon
along with Ms. Charlotte Mayer
request the pleasure of your company at the wedding of their daughter
Anna Lucia
to
Sean Phillip Wyman
son of Mr. Jonathan Wyman
and Ms. Marcie Anderson

Divorced parents with new spouses
Again, this can be a touchy subject depending on how close you are with your step parents. Normally, this is how it would be worded, and keep in mind, again, this also depends on which parent is contributing more to the wedding.

Mr. & Mrs. Henry and Annabel Nixon
along with Ms. Charlotte Mayer
Anna Lucia
to
Mr. Sean Phillip Wyman
son of Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan and Marcie Wyman

Parents with titles

Dr. Henry Nixon Junior and Charlotte Nixon

Dr. Charlotte Nixon and Mr. Henry Nixon

Dr. & Mrs. Henry and Charlotte Nixon

The Honorable Henry Nixon and Charlotte Nixon

The Doctors Charlotte and Henry Nixon

Reverend Henry Nixon and Charlotte Nixon

Challenge: Accepted
The list of possible titles and wording is limitless, so we can’t fit all of them on here. Luckily, the wordshop. girls are masters at etiquette, so bring us the tone you’d like, the sticky situation, or a blank canvas, and we’ll work our magic.