8 Popular Wedding Invitation Wording Examples

more traditional

01 – Bride’s parents hosting

Mr. and Mrs. David and Allison Jones

request the pleasure of your company

at the marriage of their daughter

Amelia Eloise

to

Robert Francis Everett

Saturday, the seventeenth of May

two thousand and nineteen

At six o’clock in the evening

High Line Car House

Columbus, Ohio

Reception to follow

02 – both sets of parents are hosting

Mr. and Mrs. David and Allison Jones

Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Susan Everett

request the pleasure of your company

at the marriage of their children

Amelia Eloise

to

Robert Francis Everett

Saturday, the seventeenth of May

two thousand and nineteen

At six o’clock in the evening

High Line Car House

Columbus, Ohio

Reception to follow

03 – everybody is hosting!

Together with their families/parents

Amelia Eloise

and

Robert Francis Everett

request the pleasure of your company

at the celebration of their marriage

Saturday, the seventeenth of May

two thousand and nineteen

At six o’clock in the evening

High Line Car House

Columbus, Ohio

Reception to follow

04 – Bride’s parents hosting and Groom’s parents are Listed

Mr. and Mrs. David and Allison Jones

request the pleasure of your company

at the marriage of their daughter

Amelia Eloise

to

Robert Francis Everett

son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Susan Everett

Saturday, the seventeenth of May

two thousand and nineteen

At six o’clock in the evening

High Line Car House

Columbus, Ohio

Reception to follow

more casual

05 – Bride’s parents hosting

David and Allison Jones

request the pleasure of your company

at the marriage of their daughter

Amelia Eloise

to

Robert Francis

Saturday, May 17, 2019

6:00 in the evening

High Line Car House

Columbus, Ohio

Reception to follow

06 – both sets of parents are hosting

David and Allison Jones &

Michael and Susan Everett

request the pleasure of your company

at the marriage of their children

Amelia Eloise

to

Robert Francis

Saturday, May 17, 2019

6:00 in the evening

High Line Car House

Columbus, Ohio

Reception to follow

07 – everybody is hosting!

Together with their families/parents

Amelia Eloise

and

Robert Francis Everett

invite you to share in their joy at their wedding

May 17, 2019

6:00 in the evening

High Line Car House

Columbus, Ohio

Reception to follow

08 – Bride’s parents hosting but Groom’s parents are Listed

David and Allison Jones

request the pleasure of your company

at the marriage of their daughter

Amelia Eloise

to

Robert Francis

son of Michael and Susan Everett

Saturday, May 17, 2019

6:00 in the evening

High Line Car House

Columbus, Ohio

Reception to follow


NOTES!

Your names

  • You can include your first names only, first and middle names, or first, middle and last names

Your parent‘s names

  • Options to use their titles (IE: “Mr. and Mrs.”) or just their first and last names

Times

  • six o’clock in the evening

  • 6 o’clock in the evening

  • 6:00 in the evening

  • 6:00 PM

  • Typically 5:30 PM is the cutoff time where you would put “afternoon” instead of evening

  • half past five in the afternoon

  • 5:30 in the afternoon

  • 5:30 PM

Request lines

  • request your presence / company at the celebration of their marriage

  • request the honor of your presence / company at their wedding celebration

  • request the honor of your presence / company as they say “I do”

  • request the honor of your presence / company at the wedding celebration of…

Adults-only

  • An adults-only celebration (for adult ceremony + reception)

  • (An) adults-only occasion (for adult ceremony + reception)

  • Adult reception to follow (for adult reception only)

  • Adult-only affair to follow (for adult reception only)

Black tie

  • Black tie requested

  • Black tie optional

  • (A) black tie occasion

Reception

  • Reception to follow

  • Reception to immediately follow

  • Dessert reception to follow

  • Dinner and dancing to follow

  • Cocktails, dinner and dancing to follow

And vs. &

  • We love a good ampersand — use it wherever you’d like to replace the word “and”