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The Proper Way to Word Your Wedding Invitation

All of the elements to a wedding invitation can be overwhelming! Furthermore, making sure you have the proper wording is a huge task in itself. At The Petite Acorn, we can help you craft your wedding invitation wording based on your personal situation. Read below to learn the proper way to word your wedding invitation. Also, you can browse some of our traditional wedding invitations to give you some ideas and start your journey.


Take this, for example, the bride’s parents are paying for the wedding and her fiancè’s parents are divorced and remarried. Should the wedding invitation include all three sets of parents? As a general rule, the parents paying for the wedding are the ones issuing the invitation, so their names should be included on the invitation while the fiancè’s parents don’t need to be. If you choose to add his parent’s names to the invitation, there are a couple of different ways to do so:

The parents of
Bride’s Name and Groom’s Name
Request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their children
On the (date of wedding and the year spelled out)
At (the time of your wedding) at (venue)
Venue address, City, and State address

Mr. and Mrs. Bride’s Parents Name
Mr. and Mrs. Groom’s Mother and Stepfather’s Name
Mr. and Mrs. Groom’s Father and Stepmother’s Name

Mr. and Mrs. Bride’s Parents Name
Request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter
Bride’s First and Middle Name

Mr. Groom’s Full Name
Son of Mrs. New Husband’s Name
(or) Son of Mr. and Mrs. New Husband’s Name and Mr. Groom’s Father’s Name
(or) and Mr. and Mrs. Groom’s Father’s Name


Should children be invited to the wedding reception?
The choice is yours. Everyone has their reasons, but it can be viewed as controversial by many family members and guests as outdated, ungracious, or cold. Ultimately, the day is yours and the choice is yours a well. If you decide to not invite children to the wedding and/or reception, you can ake this request on your invitation as such:

  • Indicate an “Adults Only Reception” in commercial print on the invitation. Do not handwrite on the invitation. Avoid phrases such as “no kids.”


We’re here to help you with all of your questions and concerns. Visit us at our Fort Lauderdale store to discuss your wedding invitations. To set up an appointment, click here or call us at 954-962-3141.

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