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wedding invitation wording and etiquette

Wedding Invitation Wording Samples

Wedding invitations and announcements are traditionally issued by the parents of the bride or the surviving parent. If the bride is without parents, invitations may be issued by the closest relative. The accepted order of kinship is as follows: 1. Elder brother 2. Elder sister 3. Both grandparents or surviving grandparent 4. Uncle and aunt 5. Guardian 6. Bride and groom issue invitations themselves 7. Groom's family. It is worth mentioning again that this is based on tradition, it is certainly not set in stone. Over the past decade many couples have issued their invitations simply based on what's most feasible for them.

bride's father and mother inviting

Mr. and Mrs. Thatcher Dean Grey
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Meredith Samantha
to
Mr. Derek Allen Shepherd
on Saturday, the seventh of June
Two thousand and fourteen
at half after three o'clock in the afternoon
Four Seasons Hotel
Seattle, Washington

 

bride's father or mother is deceased and the surviving parent issues the invitation

Mrs. (or Mr. ) Thatcher Dean Grey
requests the honour of your presence
at the marriage of her (his) daughter
Meredith Samantha
to
Mr. Derek Allen Shepherd
on Saturday, the seventh of June
Two thousand and fourteen
at eleven o'clock in the morning
First Baptist Church
2100 Park Avenue
New York City

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if father or mother is deceased and the surviving parent has remarried, the remarried mother would use her present husband's name, but the remarried father would use the conventional form

Mrs. Peter Ben Jones
requests the honour of your presence
at the marriage of her daughter
Meredith Samantha Grey
to
Mr. Derek Allen Shepherd
on Saturday, the seventeeth of May
Two thousand and fourteen
at one o'clock in the afternoon
Four Seasons Hotel
Burlington, Vermont

if the bride's parents are deceased and the invitation is issued by an older, unmarried sister or brother

Miss (or Mr.) Lexie Grey
requests the honour of your presence
at the marriage of her (or his) sister
Meredith Samantha
to
Mr. Derek Allen Shepherd
on Friday, the fifth of September
Two thousand and fourteen
at twelve o'clock
Chapel of the Nativity, Grace Cathedral
San Francisco

 

 

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if the groom's family issues the invitation

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Steven Shepherd
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of
Miss Meredith Samantha Grey
to their son
Mr. Derek Allen Shepherd
on Sunday, the thirty-first of August
Two thousand and fourteen
at five o'clock in the evening
Four Seasons Hotel
Kauai, Hawaii

 

 

 

if both the bride's and groom's parents issue invitation

Mr. and Mrs. Thatcher Dean Grey
and
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Steven Shepherd
invite you to share in the joy
of the marriage uniting their children
Meredith Samantha
and
Derek Allen
This celebration of love will be
on Saturday, the fifteenth of February
Two thousand and fourteen
at six o'clock in the evening
Four Seasons Hotel
Brooklyn, New York

 

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couple inviting

Please share our joy as we
Meredith Samantha Grey
and
Derek Allen Shepherd
exchange marriage vows
and begin our new life together
on Tuesday, the thirty-first of March
Two thousand and fourteen
at half past four o'clock
Holy Name of Jesus Church
Boston, Massachusetts

couple inviting

This day our hearts
are joined as one
Share with us this new beginning
the first day of our life together
on Friday, the thirty-first of May
Two thousand and fourteen
at half past four o'clock
Blue Bell Country Club
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania

Meredith Samantha Grey
and
Derek Allen Shepherd

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couple inviting with their children

Meredith Samantha Grey
and
Derek Allen Shepherd
together with their children
Zola Dawn and Kyle Samuel
invite you to share with them
a celebration of love
Their marriage ceremony will take place
on Saturday, the twenty-second of March
Two thousand and fourteen
at half past four o'clock in the afternoon
Saint Peter's Catholic Church
945 River Road North West
Chicago, Illinois

Reception Immediately Following
The Gregor House
500 Green Aisle Road
Chicago, Illinois


invitation with recipient line

Mr. and Mrs. Thatcher Dean Grey
together with
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Steven Shepherd
would be honoured to have
Miss Christina Yang
share in the joy of the marriage of their children
Meredith Samantha and Derek Allen
Saturday, the fifteenth of July
Two thousand and fourteen
at seven o'clock
Breakers on the Ocean
Spring Lake, New Jersey

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Military Wording Etiquette: Navy
Military Wording Etiquette: Army, Air Force, Marines

Ensign and higher:

to
David Eugene Smith
Ensign, United States Navy

Captain or higher:

to
Captain David Eugene Smith
United States Army

Petty officers and Seamen:

to
James Dean Ross
United States Navy

Lieutenant:

to
David Eugene Smith
Lieutenant, United States Army

 

Non Coms and Privates:

to
David Eugene Smith
United States Marine Corps

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second marriage

Mr. and Mrs. Thatcher Dean Grey
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Meredith Grey-Shepherd
to
Mr. Tom Cruise
on Sunday, the thirty-first of August
Two thousand and fourteen
at five o'clock in the evening
Great Stage Inn
One Stage Neck Road
York Harbor, Maine

wedding announcement

Meredith Samantha Grey
and
Derek Allen Shepherd
joyfully announce their marriage
June 10, 2013
Portland, Oregon

 

 

 

 

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reception invitation

Please join us
Meredith Samantha Grey
and
Derek Allen Shepherd
in celebration of our recent marriage
Sunday, the third of June
Two thousand and fourteen
at twelve o'clock
Hyatt Regency Monterey
Monterey, California


reaffirmation of wedding vows

Doctor Meredith Grey and Doctor Derek Shepherd
request the honour of your company
at a ceremony to celebrate
the reaffirmation of their wedding vows
Saturday, the eighth of April
Two thousand and fifteen
at six o'clock in the evening
Church of Christ
Bedford, New York
and at a reception afterwards
Sleepy Hollow Country Club
Scarborough

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