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RULES OF THUMB
1. The word “and” between two names implies that those two people are married. The names of unmarried hosts should be stacked.
2. Women who are widowed should be addressed according to their late husband’s name with “Mrs.” as the title (i.e. Mrs. William Harper).
3. The phrase “request the honor of your presence” is typically reserved for a church or place of worship. You can spell it either “honor” or “honour”. Just be sure to remain consistent throughout your invitation suite.
4. Traditionally, middle names, dates, street information, and state names are spelled out entirely. If you choose to list the date or other information in a more casual manner, make sure you are consistent throughout the entire invitation suite.
5. If the wedding ceremony and reception are being held in the same location, you do not need a separate reception card. You can simply state “Reception to Follow” at the bottom of the invitation.
6. The main invitation should only include the key details of your event. However, guests will appreciate additional information to be included in your invitation suite.
7. You will want to request RSVP’s within three to four weeks of the event to get an accurate head count however, the rules have somewhat loosened up over the years.
8. Including your registry information along with your invitation is traditionally seen as a faux pas

Bride's Parent's Hosting

BRIDE'S PARENTS HOSTING
Traditional | Religious

Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Stanley
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter

Cameron Elizabeth

to

Garret Michael

Saturday, the Seventh of May
Two Thousand Eighteen
at Four O’clock in the Afternoon

Saint Luke Episcopal Church
 Richmond, Indiana

BRIDE'S PARENTS HOSTING
Traditional | Secular

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smithson
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter

Tracey Marie

to

Jameson Lawrence

Saturday, the Six of June
Twenty Seventeen
at Three O’clock in the Afternoon

The Waterfront Terrace
Chicago, Illinois

BRIDE'S PARENTS HOSTING
Honoring Groom’s Parents | Secular

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Staunton
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter

Elizabeth Taylor

to

Matthew Tyler

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Watson

Friday, the Tenth of September
Two Thousand Eighteen
at Five O’clock in the Evening

King Family Vinyard
Charlottesville, Virginia

BRIDE'S PARENTS HOSTING
Informal

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Parson
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter

Sarag Michelle

to

Elijah Spencer

December 10th, 2018
5:30 PM

The Darby House
Galloway, Ohio

Reception to Follow


Groom's Parents Hosting

GROOM'S PARENTS HOSTING
Traditional | Religious

Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Robertson
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of

Annelise Cooper

to their son

Alexander Robertson

Saturday, the Ninth of May
Two Thousand Twenty
at Four O’clock in the Afternoon

Saint John's Catholic Church
Salamanca, New York

GROOM'S PARENTS HOSTING
Traditional | Secular

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Carter
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of

Brooke Kennedy

to their son

Andrew Carter

Saturday, the Second of November
Two Thousand Seventeen
at Six O'clock in the Evening

Greenwood Estates
Norfolk, Virginia

GROOM'S PARENTS HOSTING
Informal

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Donaldson
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of

Courtney Amelia

to their son

Adam Donaldson

June 22, 2020
6:30 PM

Loft 360
32 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio


Both Parents Hosting

BOTH PARENTS HOSTING
Traditional | Religious

Mr. and Mrs. Jared Stevenson
and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Harrison
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their children

Marissa Amanda Stevens

to

Robert Theodore Harrison

Saturday the Twentieth of July
Two Thousand Eighteen
at Six O’clock in the Evening

The Church of the Brethren
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

BOTH PARENTS HOSTING
Traditional | Secular

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Adams
And Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Wilson
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their children

Alexandra Marie

to

Nathan Louis

Saturday, June 18th, 2020
at Five O’clock in the Evening

The Museum of Modern Art
Chicago, Illinois

BOTH PARENTS HOSTING
Informal

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Peterson
And Mr. and Mrs. Allen Marsh
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their children

Alexandria Morgan

and

Weston Anthony

March 3, 2018
5:30 PM

The Hilton Palm Springs Resort
Palm Springs, Florida


Families & Couple hosting

FAMILIES & COUPLE HOSTING
Traditional | Religious

Together with
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Rodgers
and Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Thompson

Gabriella Nicole Rodgers

and

Mitchell Benjamin Thompson

request the honor of your presence
at the celebration of their union

Saturday, the Twenty-sixth of July
Two Thousand Eighteen
at Five O’clock in the Evening

United Methodist Church
Hilliard, Ohio

FAMILIES & COUPLE HOSTING
Traditional | Secular

Together with
Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Porter
And Mr. and Mrs. George Bishop

Kennedy Porter

and

Evan Bishop

request the pleasure of your company
at the celebration of their marriage

October 8th, 2020
at Four O’clock in the Evening

Franklin Park Conservatory
Columbus, Ohio

Reception to Follow

FAMILIES & COUPLE HOSTING
Casual | Informal

Together with their parents

Addison Marie

&

Archer Thompson

joyfully invite you to join
their wedding celebration

November 2, 2019
at Five O’clock

The National Sign Museum
Cincinnati, Ohio

Reception to Follow


COUPLE HOSTING

COUPLE HOSTING
Religious

Caroline Elizabeth Robinson

and 

Ryan Michael Jacobson

request the honor of your presence
at the celebration of their union

Saturday, July Twenty-fifth
Two Thousand Twenty
Seven O’clock in the Evening

The Church of the Nazarene
214 West First Street
Indianapolis, Indiana

COUPLE HOSTING
Secular

Harper Noelle Sysco

and 

Anderson Michael Wilson

request the pleasure of your company
at the celebration of their union

Saturday, October Tenth
Two Thousand Eighteen
Six O’clock in the Evening

The Huntsman's Lodge
Saint Louis, Missouri

Dinner and Dancing to Follow

COUPLE HOSTING
Informal

Emily Adrienne Klien

&

Spencer Reed Parker

request the pleasure of your company
at their wedding celebration

Saturday, May 15th, 2019
6:00 PM

The Palms Resort & Spa
Palm Springs, California

Reception to Follow


Special Cases

SPECIAL CASE
Remarried Parent

Ms. Natasha Anderson
Mr. and Mrs. Braden Harrison
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter

Samantha Grace

to

Garrett Nelson

Saturday, the Ninth of June
Two Thousand Seventeen
at Five O’clock in the Evening

 Christian Life Center
Dayton, Ohio

SPECIAL CASE
Divorced Parents

Ms. Eloise Lavey
Mr. Byron Wilson
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter

Heather Madison

to

Stephen Wilson

August Thirtieth
Two Thousand Twenty
at Five O’clock in the Afternoon

Rooftop Plaza
Chicago, Illinois

Reception to Follow

SPECIAL CASE
Widowed Parent

Mrs. Patricia Stanley
requests the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter

Annabelle Nadine

to

Geoffry Sanders

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Sanders

Saturday, the Sixteenth of June
Twenty Eighteen
at Two O’clock in the Afternoon

Trinity Lutheran Church
Atlanta, Georgia

SPECIAL CASE
Parent & Step Parent Hosting

Mr. and Mrs. Craig Norfolk
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of his/her daughter

Jennifer Norfolk

to

Adam McNeal

Saturday, the Seventh of June
Two Thousand Twenty
at Six O’clock in the Evening

Royal Creek Farm
Madison, Wisconsin

Reception to Follow