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Samples of Formal Wedding Invitations

The arrangement of the formal invitation may vary, depending on who is hosting the wedding. Here are some samples of formal wedding invitations from several contexts to help you properly word your own invitation.

 

Bride's parents host the wedding. All guests are invited to the ceremony and the reception.

Doctor and Mrs. James Stuart Evans, Jr.

request the honour of your presence

at the marriage of their daughter

Katherine Leigh

to

Mr. Brian Charles Jamison

Saturday, the twentieth of June

[two thousand fifteen]

at half after three o'clock

First Congregational Church

Spring Hill, Minnesota

and afterward at the reception

Spring Hill Golf Club

425 Oak Drive

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Bride's parents, who are divorced and remarried, host the wedding together

Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Meachen
and
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Levy
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Rachel Lynn Levy
and
Doctor Michael Brandon Smithson
Saturday, the twenty-second of March
two thousand eighteen
at six o'clock
Temple Sinai
Granville, Ohio

 

Bride's mother and stepfather host

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Denoyer
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of her daughter
Francine Anne Colby
to
Mr. Jonathan Baker Hamilton
Friday, the seventeenth of May
two thousand nineteen
at seven o'clock
Viansa Winery
25200 Arnold Drive
Sonoma, California

 

Bride's only living parent hosts

Mr. [Mrs.] Arthur Watson Driscoll
requests the honour of your presence
at the marriage of his [her] daughter
Susan Patricia
to
Mr. Drew Randolph Morris
Saturday, the seventeenth of May
two thousand twenty
at two o'clock
New Haven Community Church
New Haven, Georgia

 

Groom's parents host

Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Diaz
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of
Ms. [Miss] Latoya Kenisha Armond
to
their son
Mr. Carlos Delapaz Diaz
Friday, the fourteenth of November
two thousand sixteen
at six o'clock
St. Thomas Cathedral
Spokane, Washington

 

Both the bride's and the groom's parents host

Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Zimmerli
and
Captain and Mrs. Aaron David Schwartz
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of
Cynthia Ann Zimmerli
to
Daniel Issac Schwartz
Saturday, the twenty-fifth of August
two thousand fifteen
at four o'clock
St. James Catholic Church
Grand Rapids, Michigan

 

Bride's parents host, and groom's parents' names are included

Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Zimmerli
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Cynthia Ann
to
Mr. Daniel Issac Schwartz
son of
Captain and Mrs. Aaron David Schwartz
Saturday, the twenty-fifth of August
two thousand fifteen
at four o'clock
St. James Catholic Church
Grand Rapids, Michigan

 

Bride and groom host

Ms. [Miss] Andrea Jane Brigante
and
Mr. Robert Holden White
request the honour of your presence
at their marriage
Saturday, the tenth of July
two thousand seventeen
at half after four o'clock
First Congregational Church
Richmond, Virginia

The honour of your presence
is requested
at the marriage of
Ms. [Miss] Andrea Jane Brigante
to
Mr. Robert Holden White
Saturday, the tenth of July
two thousand seventeen
at half after four o'clock
First Congregational Church
Richmond, Virginia

 

The families host together

Together with their families
Ms. [Miss] Andrea Jane Brigante
and
Mr. Robert Holden White
request the honour of your presence
at their marriage
Saturday, the tenth of July
two thousand seventeen
at half after four o'clock
First Congregational Church
Richmond, Virginia

 

Bride's other family members host

Mr. Henry Stuart Evans
requests the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of his sister
Mary Ann
to
Mr. Drew Randolph Morris
Saturday, the fourth of June
two thousand nineteen
at one o'clock
The Ritz-Carlton
St. Louis, Missouri

Mr. and Mrs. Elliot Winstead
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their niece
Ms. [Miss] Mary Ann Cole
to
Mr. Drew Randolph Morris
Saturday, the fourth of June
two thousand nineteen
at one o'clock
The Ritz-Carlton
St. Louis, Missouri