Invitations: Invite Wording for the Couple Hosting the Affair

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Invite wording guidelines:


The person paying for the wedding is generally, but not always, recognized as the event's host on the invite. So if you two are footing the bill for the wedding, then your names should be at the top of the invitation.

For the couple hosting a formal affair:

The honor of your presence
is requested at the marriage of
Derek Ryan Baker
to Charles Robert Jacobson
Saturday, the seventeenth of May
two thousand and eight
at half past four in the afternoon

or

The pleasure of your company
is requested at the marriage of
Derek Ryan Baker
to Charles Robert Jacobson
Saturday, the seventeenth of May
two thousand and eight
at half past four in the afternoon

The couple hosting a more casual affair:

Derek Ryan Baker &
Charles Robert Jacobson
invite you to their wedding
Saturday, May 17, 2008
at 4:30 in the afternoon

or

Derek Ryan Baker &
Charles Robert Jacobson
invite you to share and celebrate at their wedding
Saturday, May 17, 2008
at 4:30 in the afternoon

or

Derek Ryan Baker &
Charles Robert Jacobson
invite you to share in their joy at their wedding
Saturday, May 17, 2008
at 4:30 in the afternoon

Knot Note: Whether you're having a religious or nondenominational ceremony, the request line can say anything you wish, as long as you are welcoming guests to the wedding.

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