What should you include on your invitation?  Verbiage for your invitation can be tricky when you're trying to follow all the rules of etiquette.  Here are a few options both traditional and more casual to offer some examples based on who is hosting the wedding.  Remember that variations can always be made and that these are just some examples to offer ideas.


BRIDE & GROOM HOSTING:

(TRADITIONAL)
The pleasure of your company is requested at the marriage uniting
Josephine Kruse
and
Maxwell Smith
Saturday, the twenty-sixth of August
two thousand seventeen
at half past four o’clock in the evening
San Ysidro Ranch
900 San Ysidro Lane
Santa Barbara, California
 

 

(CASUAL)
Together with their parents
Solenne Elizabeth Decker
and
Calvin Joseph Wagner
request the honour of your presence at their marriage
on Sunday, the seventeenth of September
two thousand seventeen
at five o'clock in the evening
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
2559 Puesta Del Sol
Santa Barbara, California

 


BRIDE & GROOM'S PARENTS HOSTING:

(CASUAL)
The Arnold and Goswick families invite you
to share in the joy of the marriage uniting their children
Francine Louise
and
Emmett Benjamin
on Saturday, the twentieth of October
two thousand eighteen
at eleven o'clock in
the morning
Sunstone Winery & Vineyards
125 North Refugio Road
Santa Ynez, California
 
Reception immediately
following ceremony
(TRADITIONAL)
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Glaze
and
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Davis
invite you to share in the joy of the marriage
uniting their children
Emily Mae Glaze
and
Lucas Michael Davis
on Saturday, the fifteenth of September
two thousand eighteen
at eleven o'clock in the morning
Belmond El Encanto
800 Alvarado Place
Santa Barbara, California

BRIDE'S PARENTS HOSTING:

(TRADITIONAL)
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Garrison
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Ella Ann
to
James Marcus
son of
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Middleton
Saturday, the nineteenth of May
two thousand eighteen
at three o'clock in the afternoon
Montecito Country Club
170 Summit Road
Santa Barbara, California
 

GROOM'S PARENTS HOSTING:

(TRADITIONAL)
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Frederick Schwartz
request the honour of your
presence at the marriage of
Emma Jolie Smith
to their son
Christopher Cline Schwartz
on Saturday, the fourteenth of July

two thousand eighteen

at half past four o'clock in the evening

Potek Winery

406 East Haley Street

Santa Barbara, California

 

Reception immediately following