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Invitation Wording Etiquette

Wedding invitation wording can vary greatly depending on the level of formality you want to convey and who is hosting the event. See the following for example invitation wording and etiquette for a variety of hosting situations and wedding styles.
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Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Waterman
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Sarah Elise*
to
Robert James Thompson
Saturday, the seventeenth of September
two thousand sixteen
at four o’clock in the afternoon
Four Seasons Hotel
200 Boylston Street
Boston, Massachusetts
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Waterman
invite you to a celebration
of the beginning of a new life together as
Sarah Elise*
and
Robert James Thompson
are united as husband and wife
on Saturday, the seventeenth of September
two thousand sixteen
at four o’clock in the afternoon
Four Seasons Hotel
200 Boylston Street
Boston, Massachusetts
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Waterman
are delighted to invite you to
the marriage of their daughter
Sarah Elise*
to
Robert James Thompson
Saturday, September 17, 2016
4:00 p.m.
Four Seasons Hotel
200 Boylston Street
Boston, MA
*Note: Because you are including the bride's parents’ names on the invitation, you do not need to include the bride's last name.