The following are suggestions on how you can word wedding invitations if the invitation is coming from the Bride’s parents. This is normally the case when the Bride’s parents are paying for most of the wedding or where there is a strong wish to use more traditional text.

There is a mixture of including church ceremonies and the venue hosting the marriage ceremony, you should add or exclude these details as is appropriate.

If an rsvp is being enclosed it may not be necessary to mention the rsvp section as those details may be on the separate RSVP.

Example 1.

Mr and Mrs John (Brides Father Firstname) Smith (Brides Parents Surname)
request the pleasure of the company of
Guest(s) Name(s)
at the marriage of their daughter
Joanne Smith (Brides First Name & Middle Names)
to
Mr Jonathan Paul Wood (Grooms first name, middle names and surname)
at St. Pauls Church, Yeovil (Church name and location)
on Saturday 9th June 2012 (Date and Year)
at 12:30pm (time)
and afterwards at Park Hotel, Sherborne (location of reception)
carriages at midnight (end time)

Please RSVP by Date
Name and address of who to send it to and where

Example 2.

Mr and Mrs John (Brides Father Firstname) Smith (Brides Parents Surname)
would be delighted if
Guest(s) Name(s)
would join them at the marriage of their daughter
Joanne Smith (Brides First Name & Middle Names)
to
Mr Jonathan Paul Wood (Grooms first name, middle names and surname)
at St. Pauls Church, Yeovil (Church name and location)
on Saturday 9th June 2012 (Date and Year)
at 12:30pm (time)
and afterwards at Park Hotel, Sherborne (location of reception)
carriages at midnight (end time)

Please RSVP by Date
Name and address of who to send it to and where

Example 3.

Mr and Mrs John (Brides Father Firstname) Smith (Brides Parents Surname)
would be delighted if
Guest(s) Name(s)
would join them in celebrating the marriage of their daughter
Joanne Smith (Brides First Name & Middle Names)
To
Jonathan Paul Wood (Grooms first name, middle names and surname)
on Saturday 9th June 2012 (Date and Year)
at the Park Hotel, Sherborne (venue) at 12:30pm (time)
ending at midnight (end time)

Please RSVP by Date
Name and address of who to send it to and where

Example 4.

Guest(s) Name(s)
Mr and Mrs John (Brides Father Firstname) Smith (Brides Parents Surname)
would be delighted if you would join them in
celebrating the marriage of their daughter
Joanne Smith (Brides First Name & Middle Names)
to
Jonathan Paul Wood (Grooms first name, middle names and surname)
on Saturday 9th June 2012 (Date and Year)
at the Park Hotel, Sherborne (venue) at 12:30pm (time)
ending at midnight (end time)

Please RSVP by Date
Name and address of who to send it to and where