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Same Sex Couple Host - Invitation Wording

In today's world, you often have to word your wedding invitations to reflect a variety of hosting situations. The traditional bride or groom parent hosting isn't as typical as it used to be. When a same sex couple host the event, make sure your wording is tasteful and respectful of the hosts.

A few things to consider:

  • As with any wedding invitation wording, the bride's parents are listed first.
  • Let your casual invitations showcase more personalization.
  • If any names are gender-neutral, you may want to include "Mr." or "Ms." to eliminate any confusion.

Here are some specific examples to get your creative juices flowing.

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

Ceremony in a House of Worship

Mr. Gene Romano and Mr. Mark Bennett
request the honour of your presence
at the wedding of
Ms. Robin Anna Romano
to Mr. Jacob Allen Peters
Saturday, the eleventh of June
two thousand twelve
at two o'clock
First Unity Church
Los Angeles, California

Ceremony in a Non-Religious Venue

Mr. Gene Romano and Mr. Mark Bennett
request the pleasure of your company
at the wedding of
Robin Anna Romano
to Jacob Allen Peters
Saturday, the eleventh of June
two thousand twelve
at two o'clock
Little Brown Wedding Chapel
Los Angeles, California

Buddhist Ceremony

Mr. Gene Romano and Mr. Mark Bennett &
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Peters
invite you to witness
the joining of two hearts
Ms. Robin Anna Romano to
Mr. Jacob Allen Peters
Saturday, the eleventh of June
two thousand twelve
at two o'clock
Blessings Temple
Los Angeles, California

Both Sets of Parents Listed

Mr. Gene Romano and Mr. Mark Bennett
Request the pleasure of your company
At the wedding of their daughter
Ms. Robin Anna Romano to
Mr. Jacob Allen Peters,
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Peters
Saturday, the eleventh of June
two thousand twelve
at two o'clock
Little Brown Wedding Chapel
Los Angeles, California

Make It Yours
  • Using Mr., Ms. or Miss is optional for the bride and groom, but expected for the names of parents.
  • To make it clear that a couple is same sex, include the courtesy titles or Mr. or Ms.
  • You can use "with" or "along with" to divide the names of the parents.
  • Place the names of a couple on one line to make it clear that the two are a couple.

Casual Options

Couple's Names, at Bride's Parents' Home

Gene Romano and Mark Bennett, along with
Ted and Julie Peters
Invite you to celebrate the marriage of their children
Robin and Jacob
Saturday, June 11, 2012 at 2:00
at Gene and Mark's home
1234 Any Street
Los Angeles, California

Parents' Names on One Line

Gene Romano and Mark Bennett, as well as the Peters
Kindly invite you to the wedding of their children
Robin and Jacob
Saturday, June 11, 2012 at 2:00
at the Gene and Mark's home
1234 Any Street
Los Angeles, California

Casual and Brief

Gene and Mark
Invite you to the wedding of
Robin to Jacob
Saturday, June 11, 2012
At 2:00 pm
Little Brown Wedding Chapel
Los Angeles, California

Casual and Brief #2

Gene and Mark
Along with Ted and Julie
Invite you to celebrate with them as
Robin and Jacob
Get married
On Saturday, June 11, 2012
At 2:00 pm
First United Methodist Church
Los Angeles, California

Make It Yours
  • When including only the last names of the parents, you'll need to be creative in listing the same sex couple. Play around with the wording until it sounds right to you.
  • Omit the last names of the parents to make an invitation more casual, as well as the courtesy titles of Mr., Mrs. and Ms.
  • For casual invitations, there's no need to spell out the dates or years; simply use Arabic numerals.