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Wording Wedding Invitations The formal invitation follows certain conventions in wording and order of information. The more formal your wedding, the more you'll want to observe these conventions. Here they are: Names are written in full using first, middle, and possibly last; never nicknames, never initials. Family order is written out, "Junior," or indicated by Roman numerals, "III." The word "and" is always written out. The words "honour" (honour of your presence) and "favour" (the favour of a reply) take the English spelling. "The honour of your presence" is used to invite one to the ceremony; "the pleasure of your company" is used to invite one to the reception; the latter may also be used for a civil ceremony. Days, dates, and times are always written out. Only "Mr." and "Mrs." and "Dr." are abbreviated, and punctuation is used only after such abbreviations; a comma appears after the days of the week and the city. The address of the ceremony location is not included when everyone knows it; the name of the state my be omitted when the city is well known, as in New York City. The year is not necessary on the invitations, only on announcements; when it is included, it is spelled out. A wedding invitation may include the reception information in the corner: Reception immediately following/location/R.S.V.P., or that may be printed on a separate enclosure card. Formal, Standard Wording Note the order and wording of the standard, formal wedding invitation: Mr. and Mrs. John David Gale request the honour of your presence at the marriage of their daughter Anne Marie to Mr. Michael Cook on Saturday, the fifth of June at half after six o'clock in the evening Saint Joseph's Roman Catholic Church 112 West Palm Street Clearwater, Florida If everyone is invited to the reception, the following may be added: and afterwards at the reception Clearview Country Club 31 Water Road R.S.V.P. Wording Wedding Invitations Modern situations, of course, require modern adaptations of the traditional forms. Use these samples to help guide you. The Hosts If the bride's parents are: married Mr. and Mrs. John David Gale separated, but amicable Mr. and Mrs. John David Gale divorced, but hosting together Mrs. Mary Ann Gale and Mr. John David Gale divorced mother alone Mrs. Mary Ann Gale widowed mother alone Mrs. John David Gale divorced or widowed father alone Mr. John David Gale remarried mother and stepfather hosting Mr. and Mrs. Marc Roy Hammer at the marriage of her daughter Anne Marie Gale remarried mother and natural father hosting Mrs. Marc Roy Hammer and Mr. John David Gale at the marriage of their daughter Anne Marie Gale both remarried, all hosting Mr. and Mrs. Marc Roy Hammer and Mr. and Mrs. John David Gale (omit "their daughter"; say "at the marriage of") Anne Marie Gale divorced, one remarried, all hosting Mrs. Mary Ann Gale and Mr. and Mrs. John David Gale (omit "their daughter") or Mr. and Mrs. Marc Roy Hammer and Mr. John David Gale If the groom's parents are hosting: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jay Cook request the honour of your presence at the marriage of Miss Anne Marie Gale to their son Michael Andrew Cook If the bride's and groom's parents are co-hosting: Mr. and Mrs. John David Gale and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jay Cook request the honour of your presence at the marriage of Anne Marie Gale and Michael Andrew Cook To include the groom's parents: Mr. and Mrs. John David Gale request the honour of your presence At the marriage of their daughter Anne Marie to Michael Andrew Cook son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jay Cook When the couple, themselves, host: The honour of your presence is requested at the marriage of Anne Marie Gale to Michael Andrew Cook When the bride is widowed or divorced but her parents, or his, are hosting, the invitation is worded without regard to her marital history but with her maiden and married name, if she has retained both: Anne Marie Gale Preston Another relative hosting: Mr. and Mrs. Albert Patrick Kelley request the honour of your presence at the marriage of their grandaughter (niece, etc.) Miss Anne Marie Gale A friend hosting: Mr. and Mrs. George Tulley request the honour of your presence at the marriage of Miss Anne Marie Gale Wording Wedding Invitations There is much discussion about the propriety of women using titles, if they have them, on formal invitations and social correspondence. Some women feel very strongly about this and insist on it; others abide by the more traditional rules of etiquette, which tend to ignore a woman's professional status in deference to her marital status, at least on formal, social occasions. You'll have to make your own decision if you are titled or hold a doctoral degree. Just keep in mind that the wording can get pretty cumbersome if your parents are both doctors, and his are both judges, and the two of you hold titles, as well. An invitation, after all, is not a resume. Grooms and brides on active military duty use their rank and/or branch of service on the wedding invitation. A groom who has a title uses it in lieu of "Mr.," but a bride who has a title would not use it unless she would otherwise be using "Miss." Married couples traditionally reflect the title of the husband only, as in "Dr. and Mrs. James Smith," even though Mrs. Smith may be a doctor, too. Contemporary variations of these rules include (note that the woman's name is always first): Dr. Jane Smith and Mr. Harry Smith Dr. Jane Smith and Dr. Harry Smith The Doctors Smith Professional titles: The Honorable (judge, governor, mayor, U.S. senators, members of congress, cabinet members, ambassadors); The Reverend or The Rabbi (clergy); Dr. (for medical doctor, dentist, veterinarian, and the academically degreed who use that title) Military titles, according to rank: Enlisted personnel and noncommissioned officers: James Henry Tucker United States Army Senior officers (above captain in the army and lieutenant senior grade in the navy): Lieutenant Colonel John Daniel Gray United States Air Force Junior officers (title appears on second line): Scott David Siegel Second Lieutenant, United States Air Force Write Away: Tackling those Thank You Notes There is no way to sneak out of it. Truth is, the sooner you start writing your thank-you letters, the easier it will be to express sincere appreciation-you'll still be thrilled by the gifts and elated from the wedding, and that will come through when your guests read your notes. So remember this: A phone call does not replace the thank-you letter. A heartfelt "thank you" to your guest who is present when you open the gift does not replace the thank-you letter. A "thank you for being our guest" note attached to the favors at the reception does not take the place of a written note. Pre-printed thank-you cards with little poems inside to which you just sign your names simply don't cut it. In addition to writing thank-you notes for wedding gifts, you'll also need to do so for shower gifts. It's important that someone keeps track of who gave what during the bridal shower. An easy way to do that? Assign someone to write the giver's name on a stick-on label and apply it to the gift box. Traditionally, it was the bride who wrote all the thank you. But these days, most couples report that they split the task: The groom takes his family and friends, and the bride takes hers. If you do it this way, you may sign the letters with your name, but be sure to mention your significant other in the body of the letter. ("Jane and I both love the crystal bowl…") As for shower thank-you letters, if your husband wasn't there, he shouldn't write the notes. (One more good argument for co-ed showers!) Thank each and every person. If you got a group gift from all your college buddies, each one should get their own thank-you note. Never mention that a gift was broken when unwrapped, or that you received the same gift from someone else. If, by chance, the person who gave you the gift knows you received a duplicate, have them assume that theirs is the one you're keeping. Keep it fun. This isn't a final exam…or a deadly boring chore. Put on some music, pour a little wine and spend an hour or two writing after dinner Traditions and Symbolisms Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, and a Silver Sixpence in Her Shoe. you can talk to your dj in phoenix az for help. This good luck saying dates back to Victorian times and many brides try to arrange their wedding attire accordingly. Something Old represents the link with the brides family and the past. Many brides choose to wear a piece of antique family jewelry or a mothers or grandmothers wedding gown. Something New represents good fortune and success in the brides new life. The wedding gown is often chosen as the new item. Something Borrowed is to remind the bride that friends and family will be there for her when help is needed. The borrowed object might be something such as a lace handkerchief. Something Blue is the symbol of faithfulness and loyalty. Often the blue item is the garter. Silver Sixpence in her Shoe is to wish the bride wealth.