More Wedding Invitations Examples

Here are some typical formal wedding invitations that gives the following information-in this order.

Keep in mind that these are guidelines and may be adapted to accommodate your family situation

The sponsors of the wedding-usually the bride’s parents issue the invitations and announcements, whether or not the bride still shares their home. (the brides's parents do not necessarily pay for the wedding, even if you and your finance are paying, the bride’s parents may still be listed at the top of the invitation).

If your parents are divorced, the person who raised you customarily issues the invitations and announcements.

If your parents are deceased, your guardian, closest relatives, or family friend may sponsor the wedding and issue the invitations and announcements.

Spell out words in Full. This includes names (don’t use nicknames) and numbers (the twelfth of May). Abbreviations are not used, with the exception of Mr. And Mrs. Doctor and junior can be spelled out if space permits, but are also commonly abbreviated. If junior is spelled out, it always has a lowercase j and a comma before it.

Use the wording…request the honor of your presence for a religious service.

Use…request the pleasure of your company for a civil ceremony or the reception, (honor and favor**“the favor of a reply is requested} are spelled with a u---the more formal British version.

You may request a reply to the invitation with R.S.V.P., Please respond , Kindly respond, or the favor of a reply is requested.

Traditionally, the bride’s surname is not listed unless it is different from that of her parents. Be consistent with the use of titles(Mr., Miss, Ms ,Dr.). If you wish to use one for the groom, then use one for the bride as well.

Or simply use first and middle for both bride and groom

Handwritten acceptance

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jones accept with pleasure the kind invitation of Mr. and Mrs. Brown for Saturday, 15th May at 1:00 pm ·

Handwritten regrets

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jones regret that they are unable to accept the very kind invitation of Mr. and Mrs. Brown for Saturday, 23rd March ·

Handwritten acceptance with children

If you and your children are invited on one invitation, their names should have been written on the inner envelope along with yours. You would respond the same way: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jones james, John and Linda accept with pleasure the kind invitation of Mr. and Mrs. Brown for Saturday,15th May.

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