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 WORDING TRADITIONAL/FORMAL INVITATIONS
 02-23-11

WORDING TRADITIONAL/FORMAL INVITATIONS

 

1) When the bride's parents sponsor the wedding:

 

Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Waterman Smith

request the honor of your presence

at the marriage of their daughter

Carol Ann

to

Mr. William James Clark

on Saturday, the fifth of August

two thousand six

at two o'clock in the afternoon

Saint James by-the-Sea

La Jolla, California

 

2) When the groom's parents sponsor the wedding:

 

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Burdell Clark

request the honor of your presence

at the marriage of

Miss Carol Ann Smith

to their son

Mr. William James Clark

 

3) When both the bride and groom's parents sponsor the wedding:

 

Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Waterman Smith

and

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Burdell Clark

request the honor of your presence

at the marriage of their children

Miss Carol Ann Smith

to

Mr. William James Clark

 

OR

 

Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Waterman Smith

request the honor of your presence

at the marriage of their daughter

Carol Ann Smith

to

William James Clark

son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Burdell Clark

 

4) When the bride and groom sponsor their own wedding:

 

The honor of your presence is requested

at the marriage of

Miss Carol Ann Smith

and

Mr. William James Clark

 

OR

 

Miss Carol Ann Smith

and

Mr. William James Clark

request the honor of your presence

at their marriage

 

5) With divorced or deceased parents:

 

            a) When the bride's mother is sponsoring the wedding and is not remarried:

 

Mrs. Julie Hurden Smith

requests the honor of your presence

at the marriage of her daughter

Carol Ann

 

 

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            b) When the bride's mother is sponsoring the wedding and has remarried:

 

Mrs. Julie Hurden Booker

requests the honor of your presence

at the marriage of her daughter

Carol Ann Smith

 

OR

 

Mr. and Mrs. John Thomas Booker

request the honor of your presence

at the marriage of Mrs. Booker's daughter

Carol Ann Smith

 

            c) When the bride's father is sponsoring the wedding and has not remarried:

 

Mr. Alexander Waterman Smith

requests the honor of your presence

at the marriage of his daughter

Carol Ann

 

            d) When the bride's father is sponsoring the wedding and has remarried:

 

Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Waterman Smith

request the honor of your presence

at the marriage of Mr. Smith's daughter

Carol Ann

 

6) With deceased parents:

 

            a) When a close friend or relative sponsors the wedding:

 

Mr. and Mrs. Brandt Elliott Lawson

request the honor of your presence

at the marriage of their granddaughter

Carol Ann Smith

 

7) In military ceremonies, the rank determines the placement of names:

 

a) Any title lower than sergeant should be omitted. Only the branch of service should be

                 included under that person's name:  

 

Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Waterman Smith

request the honor of your presence

at the marriage of their daughter

Carol Ann

United States Army

to

William James Clark

 

            b) Junior officers' titles are placed below their names and are followed by their branch of service:

 

Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Waterman Smith

request the honor of your presence

at the marriage of their daughter

Carol Ann

to

William James Clark

First Lieutenant, United States Army

 

            c) If the rank is higher than lieutenant, titles are placed before names, and the branch of service is placed on the following line:

 

Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Waterman Smith

request the honor of your presence

at the marriage of their daughter

Carol Ann

to

Captain William James Clark

United States Navy

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