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Wedding Invitation Wording


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Bride’s parents issuing the invitation
Only the bride's first and middle names are used since it is assumed that she shares the same last name as her parents.

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Ellis Harper
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Emily Anne
to
Michael Christopher Anderson
Saturday, the twenty-first of June
two thousand and fourteen
at three o'clock in the afternoon
All Saints Church
123 Main Street
Atlanta, Georgia
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Both sets of parents issuing the invitation
Only the bride and groom's first and middle names are used since it is assumed that they share the same last name as their parents.

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Ellis Harper
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter
Emily Anne
to
Michael Christopher
son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Anderson
Saturday, the twenty-first of June
two thousand and fourteen
at three o'clock in the afternoon
The Biltmore
123 Main Street
Atlanta, Georgia
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A single parent is issuing the invitation
Only the bride's first and middle names are used since it is assumed that she shares the same last name as her parent.

Mrs. (or Mr.) Matthew Ellis Harper
requests the honour of your presence
at the marriage of her (or his) daughter
Emily Anne
to
Michael Christopher Anderson
Saturday, the twenty-first of June
two thousand and fourteen
at three o'clock in the afternoon
All Saints Church
123 Main Street
Atlanta, Georgia
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Bride and groom issue their own invitation
Emily Anne Harper
and
Michael Christopher Anderson
request the honour of your presence
at their marriage
Saturday, the twenty-first of June
two thousand and fourteen
at three o'clock in the afternoon
All Saints Church
123 Main Street
Atlanta, Georgia
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Bride’s parents are divorced
When the bride's parents are divorced, list the mother's name on the first line and the father's name on the line beneath it. The lines are not separated by "and":

Mrs. Virginia Wilson Smith
Mr. Robert David Thornton
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Lisa Marie Thornton
to
John Michael Smith
Saturday, the twenty-first of June
two thousand and fourteen
at three o'clock in the afternoon
All Saints Church
123 Main Street
Atlanta, Georgia
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One parent is a judge or magistrate
The Honorable and Mrs. Reginald Rowe
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter
Sonya Louise
to
Jason Robert Harper
Saturday, the twenty-first of June
two thousand and fourteen
at three o'clock in the afternoon
The Biltmore
123 Main Street
Atlanta, Georgia
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If both parents are doctors
The Doctors Smith
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter
Mia Elaine
to
Jeffrey Michael Robinson
Saturday, the twenty-first of June
two thousand and fourteen
at three o'clock in the afternoon
The Biltmore
123 Main Street
Atlanta, Georgia
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