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    Wedding Invitations Wording

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    Rules of Etiquette

    Issued By
    Invitations are issued by the parents of the bride; or by the surviving parent; or, if the bride is an orphan, by the nearest relation. The accepted order of relation: 1) elder brother, 2) elder sister, 3) both grandparents, 4) uncle and aunt, 5) guardian, 6) bride and groom issue invitations themselves, and 7) groom's family.

    Addresses
    Addresses of churches, clubs or public buildings are usually omitted because such addresses are considered superfluous. However, a street address my be shown below the name of the church or club if such an address is considered necessary for better directions.

    Abbreviations
    As a general rule, abbreviations are avoided. The exceptions are long established contractions such as "Mr.", "Mrs." or "Jr." House numbers are written in figures, while numbered streets are usually written out.

    Correct Social Titles for Men
    The correct social title for a man, either the bridegroom, the one issuing the invitations, or an invited guest, is "Mr." with the exception of: 1) Reverend, 2) Doctor, 3) Judge or 4) Justice.

    Correct Social Titles for Women
    If the bride is a doctor of medicine or dentistry, she does not use her title when the invitation is being issued by the bride and groom or a guardian, the bride's name is given as, "Doctor Susan Howard".

    If the bride has doctorate degree and uses her title professionally, she has the option of calling herself "Ms.", "Miss", or "Doctor" if she is issuing her own invitations.

    When Addressing an invitation to a married woman with a title, it is a tradition to use her married name. If, however, she prefers her professional title or has retained her maiden name, you would put the wife's name above the husband's on the outer envelope. The inner envelope would carry the couple's married name, "Mr. and Mrs. Andrews".

    If the bride will be retaining her maiden name after the marriage, an at-home card announcing this would be included with the invitation or announcement. The wording might be: "Susan Howard, Charles Bradford, at home..." This situation is never handled in the invitation wording itself.

    Folding
    Invitation and announcements are folded with the printed surface on the outside except for "contemporary" invitations which are folded with the printed surface on the inside. "Contemporary" invitations usually have a design or caption on the outside.

    Envelopes
    Two envelopes are used with wedding invitations and announcements. The invitation or announcement and accompanying cards (reception and response cards, etc) are first enclosed in an inner envelope which has no glue on the flap. Guests' names are written on the front of the inner envelope (titles and last names only - no address). Example: "Mr. and Mrs. Smith". The invitation or announcement is inserted into the inner envelope folded edge first. The inner envelope is then placed within the outer envelope with its flap facing the front of the outer envelope. The outer envelope is addressed for mailing. Envelopes should always be written out by hand in black ink.

    Mailing
    Invitations are mailed no more than four or less than two weeks in advance of the wedding date.
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    Contemporary Wording

    The invitation forms shown on this page have become increasingly popular with the young people of today who have a new awareness of a need for personal expression. To add a still more personal touch you may wish to create your own wording, perhaps using, in part, some of the ideas expressed below. Please bear in mind the space limitation on the invitation you select. Depending on amount of type and item selected, line breaks may vary. We recommend that invitations be printed with up to 15 lines of copy.

    A life of sharing, caring
    A love of endless giving together
    Mr. and Mrs. John Johnson
    request the honour of your presence
    at the marriage of their daughter
    Candace Jean
    to
    Mr. Michael Adam Jones
    on Saturday, the twelfth of June
    Two thousand and four
    at seven o'clock in the evening
    First Presbyterian Church
    709 Park Avenue
    Norwalk, Connecticut
    Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Weber
    and
    Mr. Mrs. Mark Hawthorne
    invite you to share in the joy
    of the marriage uniting their children
    Suzanne Kaye
    and
    David Jay
    This celebration of love will be
    on Monday, the first of June
    Two thousand and four
    at three o'clock in the afternoon
    Saint Mary's Church
    123 Invitation Street
    Springfield, Missouri
    Theresa Kay London
    and
    Ronald Lane Bingham
    invite you to share in the joy
    when they exchange marriage vows
    and begin their new life together
    on Monday, the seventh of August
    Two thousand and four
    at seven o'clock in the evening
    Gordon United Church
    123 Invitation Avenue
    Milton, New York
    In the spirit of Christian joy
    Mr. and Mrs. James W. Park
    and
    Mr. and Mrs. John Doe
    invite you to share in the joy
    of the marriage uniting their children
    Marrie Elm
    and
    Joe Thomas
    on Saturday, the first of May
    Two thousand and four
    at one o'clock in the afternoon
    Holy Catholic Church
    123 Wedding Avenue
    Brewer, London

    Because you have shared in their lives
    by your friendship and love
    you a re invited to share
    with our daughter, Linda Marie
    and Mr. John Doe,
    when they exchange marriage vows
    and begin their new life together
    on Friday, the first of April
    Two thousand and four
    at seven o'clock in the evening
    John Church
    123 Wedding Day Road
    East Main, California
    Each hour, each day, each year
    We grow as two, yet as one,
    We grow apart, yet together
    Forming an eternal love
    We, Barbara Lyn Schwartz
    and Dennis Jon Davis
    together with our parents
    invite you to share in the celebration
    of our marriage
    on Saturday, the first of June
    Two thousand and four
    at one o'clock in the afternoon
    United Wedding Church
    North Wedding Street
    Fremont, New York
    How beautiful is the day
    that is touched by love
    James and Dolores Kathy
    request the honour of your presence
    at the marriage of their daughter
    Michelle Anne
    to
    Mr. Brian Gartner
    on Saturday, the first of January
    Two thousand and four
    at three o'clock in the afternoon
    John Wedding Catholic Church
    123 North Wedding Street
    Maine, New York
    Mr. and Mrs. Robert Top
    have the honour of announcing
    the marriage of their daughter
    Jennifer Jane
    to
    Mr. John Max
    on Saturday, the first of February
    Two thousand and four
    John Wedding Chapel
    Maine, New York

    Mr. and Mrs. John Doe
    request the honour of your presence
    at the marriage of their daughter
    Marry Kay
    to
    Mr. Robert Pie
    on Saturday, the first of September
    Two thousand and four
    at one o'clock in the afternoon
    Blessed Wedding Church
    123 Wedding Avenue
    Los Alton, New York
    Mr. and Mrs. David Doe
    request the pleasure of your company
    at the marriage of their daughter
    Linda Joy
    to
    Mr. John Doe
    on Saturday, the first of August
    Two thousand and four
    at six o'clock in the evening
    Wedding Day Church
    123 Wedding Avenue
    Colorado Springs, Colorado
    Mr. and Mrs. Andres Doe
    and
    Mr. and Mrs. John Gerald
    request the honour of your presence
    at the marriage of their children
    Linda Anne
    and
    Gregory Yip
    on Saturday, the first of June
    Two thousand and four
    at half past two in the afternoon
    Wedding Day of Church
    123 Wedding Avenue
    Markham, California
    The miracle of love is
    that love is given to us
    to give to one another...
    Shilla Jean Bing
    and
    Mark John Doe
    invite you to share
    ad day of happiness
    as they begin a life of love
    on Saturday, the first of May
    Two thousand and four
    at one o'clock in the afternoon
    John Wedding Church
    123 Wedding Avenue
    Cleveland, Ohio

    This day I will marry my best friend,
    the one I laugh with, live for, love
    Linda Marie
    daughter of
    Mr. and Mrs. John Arlington
    and
    Peter David
    son of
    Mr. and Mrs. John Doe
    hope that you will join the this celebration
    on Saturday, the first of June
    Two thousand and four
    at one o'clock in the afternoon
    Big Wedding Church
    123 Wedding Avenue
    Markham, California
    For everything there is a season, a time and a
    purpose...and now an experience of sharing a
    joyous occasion with our parents, our families and
    friends... and a love for each other.
    With a sincere joy and a firm desire to give
    this love its fullest expression we will be joined
    in marriage on June 1 2006 at 3:00 p.m.
    All Saints church, 123 Mary Lane, Santa Monica, California.

    Deborah Jean Andersen
    and Gary John Smith
    We will walk arm-in-arm
    into every day of our lives, we
    Linda Marie Prenzle
    and
    Michael Park Doe
    have chosen the first day
    of our new life together
    as Saturday, the first of March
    Two thousand and four
    You are invited to share in our joy
    as we exchange marriage vows
    at one o'clock in the afternoon
    Church of All Wedding
    123 Wedding Circle
    Mirado, Idaho
    Two hearts, one love
    Two promises, one covenant
    Two lives, made one in Christ
    Kimberly Jo Marie
    and
    Bradley Michael Ang
    together with their parents
    joyously invite you to share
    in the union of their lives through Christ
    on Friday, the first of May
    Two thousand and four
    at seven o'clock in the evening
    Christ Wedding Chappel
    231 Wedding Avenue
    Waterloo, California
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    Small Verses

    He was the boy next door
    and we shared our childhood as best friends.
    I never dreamed we would one day marry.
    He said he always knew.
    This day I will marry
    my friend, the one who
    shares my dreams
    One love that
    is shared by two...
    With an endless love
    we'll share our thoughts,
    our dreams, ourselves
    On our wedding day
    a new life has its start
    We'll share with each other
    one love, one dream, one heart

    The miracle of love is
    that love is given to us
    to give to one another...
    Love fills the moment,
    and the moment begins eternity
    Love fills a lifetime,
    and a lifetime begins this hour
    The love we share today
    shines from sunrise to sunrise,
    growing brighter year to year as we share our lives
    And Two
    shall become one...
    A fresh new day,
    and it is ours,
    a day of happy beginnings

    How beautiful is the day
    that is touched by Love
    To have and to hold
    from this day forward
    And we shall become one
    to share all the days of our lives
    This day our hearts
    are joined as one
    A time for love
    A time for us

    He didn't put a
    diamond in my champagne glass
    or get down on one knee,
    but his gentle proposal
    brought tears to my eyes
    and my acceptance
    brought tears to his...
    I dreamed of a wedding
    of elaborate elegance...
    A church filled with
    flowers and friends...
    I asked him what
    kind of a wedding
    he wished for...
    He said one that
    would make me his wife
    Two lives,
    Two hearts
    Joined in friendship
    Joined in love
    We met a masquerade ball.
    I dressed as Cinderella
    and he was my Prince.
    Although I didn't lose my glass slipper,
    I did lose my heart.
    And our wedding will be fairy tale...
    a dream without end.
    ...no hill too steep,
    no trail too long,
    to stop our love
    from growing strong

    The most joyous of occasions
    is the union of man and woman
    in the celebration of life...
    Being deeply loved
    by someone
    gives you strength;
    while loving someone deeply
    gives you courage.
    Lao Tzu
    We join
    Hands and Hearts
    from this Day
    Forward...
    The greatest gift
    of all this season
    is love.
    Marriage...
    Trust is the start of it,
    Joy is part of it,
    Love is the heart of it.
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    Respond Wording

    We look forward to
    celebrating with you.
    Please reply by September 22, 2008
    Name __________________
    Number of persons _____
    The favour of reply is requested
    before September 22, 2008
    M ________________
    ___ will attend
    ___ not able to attend
    Please reply on or before
    September 22, 2008
    M ________________
    ___ persons will attend
    ____ Chicken Kiev ___ Prime Rib
    Please join us as our
    fairy tale continues
    Dinner served at six o'clock
    Dancing seven until midnight
    The DareDevil Hotel
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    Reception Wording

    Dinner Reception
    to be held following ceremony
    Wedding Plaza
    123 Wedding Avenue
    Reception, Dinner and Dance
    immediately following ceremony
    The Wedding Club
    1234 Wedding Drive
    Reception
    following the ceremony
    at the home of
    Mr. and Mrs. John Doe
    1234 Wedding Street
    Dinner and Dance
    immediately following the ceremony
    Drive Hotel Inn
    1232 Wedding Road
    Cocktails served at five o'clock
    Dinner served at six o'clock
    Dancing eight until midnight
    Regency Hotel
    Riverton, New York

    To help us celebrate
    please join us for the Reception
    immediately following the ceremony
    Wedding Inn North
    Luncheon Reception
    immediately following the ceremony
    The Wedding Inn
    3711 Wedding Park Lane
    Cocktail Hour
    immediately following the ceremony
    The Wedding Place Inn
    8977 Wedding North Boulevard
    Reception
    at six o'clock in the evening
    North Wedding Country Club
    3233 Wedding Club Drive
    Wedding Breakfast
    at eleven o'clock in the morning
    101 Wedding Plaza
    Main Street
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    Thank You Verses

    Jan and Doug Frederick
    sincerely appreciate and thank you
    for your very lovely
    wedding gift.
    A loving note can barely say
    all we felt that magic day.
    A heartfelt thanks is sent to you
    for your thoughtful gift and wishes, too.

    Maria and Joe Mic
    We thank you
    for your thoughtfulness
    and the wedding gift

    Maria and Dan Bastian
    Thank you for enriching
    our happiness
    with your lovely wedding gift

    Mr. and Mrs. John Doe

    Thank you for joining us
    as we began our new life together
    Your generosity and thoughtfulness
    were very much appreciated.

    Maria and Brian Kar
    One thank you for the gift,
    and another for the thought.
    A dozen thank yous couldn't tell you
    all the happiness they brought.

    Maria and John Doe
    Thank you
    for
    sharing our
    celebration of joy.

    Maria and John Doe
    We thank you for sharing
    our joyous occasion
    Your lovely gift and thoughtfulness
    are very much appreciated.

    Maria and John Doe
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    Engagement Party

    The honour of your presence is requested
    at a Dinner Party celebrating
    the engagement of
    Lisa Hut
    and
    Thomas Dun
    on Saturday, the third of June
    Two thousand and four
    at seven o'clock in the evening
    Party Pub
    1232 Party Line Avenue
    Summit, California
    Introducing the future
    Mr. and Mrs. Jared Mulder
    Please join us for an Engagement Party
    honoring
    Angie and Jared
    on Saturday, May 1, 2006
    at 6:00 p.m.
    The Engagement' Residence
    3243 Party Drive Woodbridge, New York

    Ellen and David Chambers
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    Rehearsal Dinner

    Please join us for a Rehearsal Dinner
    in honor of
    Maria Luciana and Kevin Coll
    on May 12, 2006
    at 8:00 p.m.
    Party Village
    323 Party Street
    Woodland, California

    Joseph and Steph Yan
    To honor
    the bride and groom-to-be
    Tom and Alice Ming
    request your company
    at a Rehearsal Dinner
    on the eve of the marriage of
    Tammi and Shawn
    at 6:30 p.m.
    Blue Party Mounds
    343 Party Avenue
    PartyCity, California
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    Bridal Showers

    Jessica Morish
    and
    Randy Smith
    are soon to be wed
    You are invited to a
    Wedding Shower for the couple
    Saturday, July 1, 2006
    at 7:30 p.m.
    Jennifer and Joe Ros Residence
    3243 Invitation Street
    Richmond, California
    Kristi Makela and Tina Cook
    cordially invite you to attend a
    Bridal Shower
    in honour of
    Morgan McCarty
    on Sunday, the second of May
    at three o'clock in the afternoon
    Maggie's Restaurant
    234 Invitation Road
    Goronta, California
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    Anniversary

    A life of caring, sharing
    A love of endless giving together...
    The honour of your presence is requested
    at the reaffirmation of wedding vows of
    Helen and Matthew Mandkin
    on Sunday, the first of June
    Two thousand and four
    at ten o'clock in the morning
    Holy Rosary Wedding Church
    Sherman and Grant
    Long Beach, California
    Because you have played
    such an important part in their lives
    please join us for
    a 25th Wedding Anniversary
    in honour of our parents
    Dina and John Kern
    on Sunday, the first of June
    Two thousand and four
    at three o'clock in the afternoon
    Adrian Wedding St. Anna Church
    343 Main Wedding Street
    Long Beach, California

    The children of Dina and John
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    Parties

    Shhh... It's a surprise
    Please Join us in celebrating
    Linda Haunch's
    50th Birthday
    June 1, 2006
    at eight o'clock p.m.
    1232 Wedding Lane
    Adam and Linda Haunch
    723-1243

    Please - no gifts
    Please be our guest at a
    Surprise Birthday Party
    The guest of hour is my husband
    Rogers Andres
    on Friday evening, October 1
    at eight o'clock
    at our home
    1232 Meadow Drive
    Bellflower, California

    Janice Andrews
    Happy New Year
    2005!
    Help us ring in the New Year
    on December 31st
    beginning at eight o'clock
    at the home of
    Julia and Bill Johnson
    1222 Fair Street
    Long Beach, California

    Party hats and horns provided
    Caroline and Dennis Kerr
    cordially invite you to a
    Christmas Dinner Party
    on December 12
    at six o'clock
    at our home
    1232 Clark Street
    Long Beach, California
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    Adoption, Birth and Christening Announcements

    Tina Maria
    is welcomed with great joy
    into our home and into our hearts
    Born: June 1, 2006
    Weight: 7 lb. 8 oz
    Length: 21 inches
    filling our arms with love
    and our hearts with happiness!

    David and Tina Maria
    Joyfully we announce
    the adoption of
    Marissa Doe
    Born: January 27, 2006 Place into our loving arms
    on March 1, 2006
    Weight: 7 lb. 9 oz. Length: 20 inches
    Share this happiness with us!

    Mark and Lisa Jenkin
    Our hearts are full of love for
    Allison Page
    Born: April 05, 2006
    Weight: 7 lb. 1 oz.
    Length: 20 inches

    Mark and Cindy William
    He wasn't expected
    He was selected!
    Tyler Andres
    Born: May 22, 2006
    He came into our hearts
    and into our home
    on May 30, 2006
    We welcome him with
    much love and joy

    Andrew and Corey Nelson
    You are invited to join us
    for the Baptism of
    Rachel Marie
    on Sunday, the second of May
    at eleven o'clock in the morning
    Trinity Church
    1987 Richmond Avenue
    Santa Ana, California

    Stan and Sabrina Williams

    Join us for the Christening of
    John Martin
    on Sunday, June 1, 2006
    at one o'clock in the afternoon
    John Catholic Church
    2123 Announcement Drive

    Santa Monica, California
    Someone Special
    Someone Dear
    Someone New
    To Love is Here!
    Joshua Micael
    born on October 1, 2006
    at 1:00 p.m.
    8 lb. 3 oz.

    Tom and Lisa Hook
    Scott and Maya Taylor
    joyfully invite you to share with them
    the Christening of their daughter
    Lynda Lynn
    on Saturday, October 1, 2006
    at four o'clock in the afternoon
    Saint Church
    1234 Announcement Lane

    Santa Monica, California
    The Godparents of
    Antonio Douglass
    son of
    Kent and Julia Jacobs
    invite you to Timothy's Christening
    on March 1, 2006 at 11:30 a.m.
    Announcement Church

    Mason and Mario Russell
    The bassinet is ready
    the time has come
    we hope you'll stop and visit
    our newest little one!
    Cindy Beth
    Born: January 1, 2006
    Weight: 6 lb. 8 oz.
    Length: 19 inches
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