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Deceased Parent Wedding Invitation Wording

Weddings are an emotional time and when you’ve lost a parent, no matter how recently, wedding planning may bring up those feelings of loss all over again. You’ll definitely want to include the memory of the parent you’ve lost in your wedding celebration.

Wording your wedding invitations when you’ve lost a parent is tricky. Technically, a deceased person cannot issue an invitation, so if you want your late parent’s name on your wedding invitations, you’ll have to get creative. Here’s an idea.

Deceased Parent Wedding Invitation Wording

[Bride's Name]
daughter of [Parent's Name] and the late [Parent's Name]
and
[Groom's Name]
son of [Parent's Names]
request the honor of your presence
at their marriage

If your living parent has remarried, or if your parent passed away a long time ago, you may not want to include his or her name on the wedding invitation and choose to honor their memory in another way. We suggest reading, Meaningful Ways to Honor a Loved One’s Memory at Your Wedding to get some ideas. Here are some examples for wording your invitations from a living parent.

Issued by mother (not remarried)
[Mother's Name]
requests the honor of your presence
at the marriage of her daughter
[Bride's Name]
to
[Groom's Name]

Issued by father (not remarried)
[Father's Name]
requests the honor of your presence
at the marriage of his daughter
[Bride's Name]
to
[Groom's Name]

Issued by mother and stepfather
[Mother and Stepfather's Names]
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of her [or their, or mother's name] daughter
[Bride's Name]
to
[Groom's Name]

Issued by father and stepmother
[Father and Stepmother's names]
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of his [or their, or father's name] daughter
[Bride's Name]
to
[Groom's Name]

Most importantly go with your heart when considering a deceased parent while writing your wedding invitation wording. Your guests will be touched and your parent’s memory will be honored.