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Wording for Wedding Invitations: Everyone Is Hosting -- Formal

Ms. Heather Marie Smith
and
Mr. Michael Francis Jacobson
together with their parents
Mr. and Mrs. John L. Smith &
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Franklin Jacobson
request the honor of your presence
at their wedding
Saturday, the seventeenth of May
two thousand and eight
at half past four in the afternoon.

or

Ms. Heather Marie Smith
and
Mr. Michael Francis Jacobson
together with their parents
Mr. and Mrs. John L. Smith &
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Franklin Jacobson
request the pleasure of your company
at their wedding
Saturday, the seventeenth of May
two thousand and eight
at half past four in the afternoon.

Note:

  • If everyone is paying for the wedding, the invitation begins with the bride's name, followed by the groom's name, and finally the parent's, starting with the bride's side.
  • "request the honor of your presence" is traditionally only used if the wedding ceremony is taking place in a house of worship.

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