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Q&A – Groom's Parents Inviting

Q: I'm the bride, but my parents aren't hosting my upcoming wedding. Instead, my fiancé's parents are playing host. How do you word invitations when the groom's parents are doing the inviting?

A: Traditional wedding invitation etiquette states that the bride should be listed first on invitations, but in the case where the groom's parents play host, you can go with tradition or choose a more modern wording. Try any of the examples below, all of which would all be acceptable today.

Mr. and Mrs. Ethan Douglas
Request the pleasure of your company
At the marriage uniting their son
Andrew Phillip Douglas
to
Gina April Morrison
Friday, October 14, 2013
3:30 pm
Brookview Supper Club
Miami, Florida

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Farmer,
Parents of the groom,
Invite you to the wedding of their son
Jackson Gary Farmer
to
Cecily Anne McBride
on Saturday, July 18, 2013
at 4:00 p.m.
Meadowview Hotel Ballroom
Tampa, Florida

Dale and Heather Farmer
Invite you to the wedding of
Cecily Anne McBride
To their son
Jackson Gary
Saturday, July 18, 2013
at 4:00 p.m.
Meadowview Hotel Ballroom
Tampa, Florida