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Groom's Parents Host - Invitation Wording

It's not only the bride's parents who can play wedding host. The groom's parents may also wish to get involved and take on this important task. Perhaps the groom's family bears more of the financial responsibility, the bride's parent(s) are deceased or she may not have the closest relationship to her parents. Whatever the circumstances are, when a groom's parents play host, the wedding invitation wording is much the same as when the bride's parents bear this responsibility.

A few things to consider:

  • You may choose to include the bride's parents on the invitation as well. While many people believe that the host couple is the one more financially responsible, this isn't always necessarily the case.
  • List the bride's name first as you traditionally do for any wedding invitation.
  • Casual invitations offer a lot of room for personalization.

Here are some specific examples of formal and casual variations.

To make these options fit your needs, just change the names, dates and location information. For additional help on creating your wedding invitation wording, be sure to look for the "Make It Yours" information blocks for additional tips.

Formal Options

General Invitation Wording

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Monroe
Request the pleasure of your company
At the marriage of
Juliet Anne Moore
To
Their son
Kevin Dean Monroe
Saturday, the thirtieth of May
Two thousand and thirteen
Five o'clock
Mission Valley Supper Club
Mission Valley, California

General Invitation Wording, Bride's Parents Listed

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Monroe
Along with Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Moore
Kindly request the pleasure of your company
At the marriage of
Juliet Anne Moore
To
Their son
Kevin Dean Monroe
Saturday, the thirtieth of May
Two thousand and thirteen
Five o'clock
Mission Valley Supper Club
Mission Valley, California

Jewish Ceremony

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Monroe
Request the honour of your presence
At the marriage of
Juliet Anne Moore
And
Their son
Kevin Dean Monroe
Saturday, the thirtieth of May
Two thousand and thirteen
Five o'clock
Congregation Ahavath Chesed
Mission Valley, California

Ceremony in a House of Worship

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Monroe
Request the honor of your presence
At the marriage of
Juliet Anne Moore
To
Their son
Kevin Dean Monroe
Saturday, the thirtieth of May
Two thousand and thirteen
Five o'clock
United Church of Christ
Mission Valley, California

Make It Yours
  • For a Jewish ceremony, use "and" between the names of the bride and groom instead of "to."
  • You may omit courtesy titles (Mr., Mrs. or Miss) for everyone on very casual invitations.
  • Mothers may wish to have their full names included in a more modern style of traditional formal wording.
  • You can tone down the formality by omitting the traditional English spelling of "honour" and instead use the word "honor."

Casual Options

Casual Invitation Wording #1

Jonathan and Eva Monroe
Cordially invite you to celebrate as
Juliet Anne Moore weds
Their son
Kevin Dean Monroe
Saturday, May 30, 2013
5:00 pm
United Church of Christ
Mission Valley, California

Casual Invitation Wording #2

Jonathan and Eva Monroe
Invite you to celebrate with us as
Juliet Moore weds
Our son
Kevin
Saturday, May 30, 2013
5:00 pm
United Church of Christ
Mission Valley, California

Casual Invitation Wording – Bride's Parents Listed

Jonathan and Eva Monroe, along with
Benjamin and Betty Moore
Invite you to celebrate as
Juliet weds
Their son
Kevin
Saturday, May 30, 2013
5:00 pm
United Church of Christ
Mission Valley, California

Reception immediately following

Casual Invitation Wording #2 – Bride's Parents Listed

Jonathan and Eva Monroe
Invite you to the marriage of
Juliet Moore
Daughter of
Benjamin and Betty Moore
And
Their son
Kevin Monroe
Saturday, May 30, 2013
5:00 pm
United Church of Christ
Mission Valley, California

Reception immediately following

Make It Yours
  • While it's not necessary to include the bride's parents if they do not host, it's still a kind and respectful gesture to do so.
  • Last names are not required for the bride and groom if their parents' last names are listed above.
  • You may list any additional details, such as "reception immediately following" or "followed by dinner and entertainment," at the end of the invitation.