The Anatomy of a Wedding Invitation


There has been quite a few couples asking about setting up their wedding invitations, they are concerned about their invitations being set up . I have received questions like, "what information do I need to add", "how do I set it up", or "do I need to add our parent's names on the invite", etc.

To make this task easier on our engaged couples, we have created an easy to use guide to serve as inspiration when deciding how to word your suite. Here you will find what each item of the invitation is and the different options you can use.

1 | HOST LINE

This is typically the line that denotes who is hosting or paying for the bulk of the wedding. Traditionally, this was the bride’s parents. However, it is increasing more common for couples to pay for their own weddings, or both the bride and groom's parents equally share the cost.

Here are some examples of wording for the host line

BRIDE’S PARENTS PAYING/HOSTING THE WEDDING

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Smith request the honor of your presence

at the marriage of their daughter

Elizabeth Grace

To

Jason Phillip Stevens

BOTH BRIDE AND GROOM PARENTS HOSTING THE WEDDING

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Smith and

Mr. and Mrs. John Stevens

request the pleasure of your company

as their children

Elizabeth Grace

and

Jason Phillip

unite in marriage

or

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Smith

request the pleasure of your company

at the marriage of their daughter

Elizabeth Grace

To

Jason Phillip

son of Mr. and Mrs. John Stevens

COUPLE HOSTING

Together with their families ~ or ~Together with their parents

Bride and groom’s full names

Elizabeth Grace Smith

and

Jason Phillip Stevens

2 | REQUEST LINES

The request line usually indicates your invitation portion and lets your guest see if your wedding will be held at a house of worship or a secular location

Request the honor of your presence (religious ceremony)

Request the pleasure of your company (non-religious ceremony)

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