How to Word Your Wedding Invitations When You AND Your Parents are Inviting

Some of the most common questions we receive revolve around how to word wedding invitations. And, with good reason. Not only do your wedding invites need to hold all sorts of important information, they also indicate who’s hosting (aka paying for) your wedding.

Traditionally, the bride’s parents paid for all wedding expenses and did the inviting too. But times have changed! These days, it’s most common for the couple and a set of parents (or two, or more!) to kick in on wedding expenses.

If your parents are helping you pay for your wedding, it’s courteous to include them on your invitation. Here we’ve listed a variety of invitation wording examples, written for couples whose parents are also contributing to the wedding.

Most Popular Wedding Invitation Wording that Includes Parents

This invitation wording is our most popular, because it’s romantic and includes a nod to your parents without actually writing out their names:

Because you have shared in our lives
by your friendship and love, we
Lisa Jo Swenson
and
Alexander Tory Birch
together with our parents
invite you to share
the beginning of our new life together
when we exchange marriage vows
on Friday, the fourteenth of August
two thousand twenty
at five o'clock in the evening
The Durham Museum
801 South 10th Street
Omaha, Nebraska

Simple Wedding Invitation Wording That Includes Parents

If simple more your style, this wording is a classic option:

Together with their families
Lisa Jo Swenson
&
Alexander Tory Birch
request the pleasure of your company
as they are united in marriage
on Friday, the fourteenth of August
two thousand twenty
at five o'clock in the evening
The Durham Museum
801 South 10th Street
Omaha, Nebraska

Traditional Wedding Invitation Wording That Includes Parents

Classic more your style? This traditional wording is the way to go:

Mr. & Mrs. John Barringer
and
Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Housley
invite you to share in their joy
of the marriage uniting their children
Eleanor Mae
and
Patrick Frank
on Saturday, the twentieth of June
two thousand and twenty four
Magnolia Fields
3281 Autumn Road
Wimberley, Texas

Family-Oriented Wedding Invitation Wording

These family-first wording is sure to warm hearts:

We have experienced love …
in our parents, our families and friends
and now a new love in each other
Together with our parents, we
Lisa Jo Swenson
and
Alexander Tory Birch
invite you to share with us
a celebration of love
The ceremony will be held
at five o'clock in the evening
on Friday, the fourteenth of August
two thousand twenty
The Durham Museum
801 South 10th Street
Omaha, Nebraska

Wedding Invitation Wording from Couple + One Set of Parents

Sometimes, you have one set of parents who are hosting and one who isn’t. If you want to include just one set of parents on your invitation, use wording like this:

We invite you to share with us
a celebration of love
when Joseph and Anne Swenson’s daughter
Lisa Jo
and
Alexander Tory Birch
are joined in marriage
on Friday, the fourteenth of August
two thousand twenty
on Saturday, the nineteenth of June
two thousand twenty-one
at five o'clock in the evening
The Durham Museum
801 South 10th Street
Omaha, Nebraska

Wedding Invitation Wording That Lists Two Sets of Parents

Sometimes, you have one set of parents who are hosting and one who isn’t. If you want to include just one set of parents on your invitation, use wording like this:

Lisa Jo
and
Alexander Tory
together with their parents
Joseph and Anne Swenson
and
Larry and Molly Birch
invite you to share in the joy
when they exchange marriage vows
and begin their new life together
on Friday, the fourteenth of August
two thousand twenty
at five o'clock in the evening
The Durham Museum
801 South 10th Street
Omaha, Nebraska

If you have any invitation wording questions left unanswered, reach out to our team of wedding experts. We’re always here to help make your invitation perfect for the two of you.

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