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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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