To help you on your way, below are some wording samples to get you thinking on which type of wording will suit you best, whether it be traditional, formal, casual or fun.

Traditional Wording 

Bride’s family as hosts: 
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Richard Jones
request the honour of your presence 
at the marriage of their daughter 
Melanie Jane 
to 
John Edward Smith
on Saturday, the twenty-third of May
two thousand and three
at two o’clock 
Pemberton, Prebbleton, Christchurch
Reception and dance to follow 


Groom’s family as hosts: 
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Scott Smith
request the honour of your presence 
at the marriage of 
Miss Melanie Jane Jones
to their son
Mr John Edward 
on Saturday, the twenty-third of May
two thousand and three
at two o’clock 
Pemberton, Prebbleton, Christchurch
Reception and dance to follow  


Hosted by both the bride and groom’s family:
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Richard Jones
and 
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Scott Smith
request the honour of your presence 
at the marriage of their children
Melanie Jane 
and 
John Edward 
etc.

***
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Richard Jones
request the honour of your presence 
at the marriage of their daughter 
Melanie Jane 
to 
John Edward 
son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Scott Smith 
etc. 








Less traditional wording 

Andrew and June Jones
and 
Robert and April Smith
invite you to share in the joy
of the marriage of their children 
Melanie Jane 
and 
John Edward 
This celebration of love will be on …
at …
etc.

***
In the celebration of love,
 Andrew and June Jones
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Melanie Jane 
to 
John Edward Smith
etc.

***
Andrew and June Jones
invite you to share in the joy 
of the marriage uniting their daughter
Melanie Jane 
to 
John Edward Smith
etc. 


Invitations issued by more than two sets of parents 

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Richard Jones
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Scott Smith
and
Mr. and Mrs. Roger William Brown
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their children 
etc. 

One Parent Deceased (Living parent not remarried) 

Mrs. Andrew Richard Jones
requests the honour of your presence
at the marriage of her daughter
Melanie Jane
etc. 

or  
Mrs. Jones and the late Mr. Jones
requests the honour of your presence
at the marriage of her daughter
Melanie Jane
etc. 

One Parent Deceased (Living Parent has remarried) 

Mr. and Mrs. Roger William Brown
request the honour of your presence
 at the marriage of her daughter 
Melanie Jane Jones
etc. 


Divorced Mother & Stepfather / Divorced Father & Stepmother 

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Richard Jones
request the honour of your presence
 at the marriage of her / his daughter 
Melanie Jane
etc.

or
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Richard Jones
request the honour of your presence 
at the marriage of Mrs. Scott’s / Mr. Scott’s daughter 
Melanie Jane
etc. 


Couple As Hosts 

Melanie Jones and John Smith
request the pleasure of
the company of
Guest and Partner
at their marriage
at …..
on …..
at 3pm
and afterwards at a garden reception
followed by dancing at …..

*** 
Melanie Jones and John Smith
request the honour of your presence
at their marriage 
at …..
on …..
at 3pm