Wedding Invitation Wording for Gay Couples

When you are deciding how to word your wedding invitations, most couples start with who is hosting the wedding.  And by hosting, I mean actively supporting and/or paying for the wedding. The hosts could be a combination of parents, families, brides or grooms, their kids, etc.  And that's how invitations start.


For example:

Parents Inviting:
Jeffrey and Theresa Person
and
Joseph and Eileen Thompson
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage uniting their children
Joanne Person and Jamie Thompson

Couple Inviting:
Joanne Person and Jamie Thompson
request the pleasure of your company...

Couple and Parents/Family:
Together with our parents (you can substitute families)
Joanne Person and Jamie Thompson
request the pleasure of your company...

or

Joanne Person and Jamie Thompson
together with our parents (you can substitute families)
request the pleasure of your company...

Couple and their Children:
Joanne Person and Jamie Thompson
together with Louis and Julia
request the pleasure of your company...

If the names of the two brides or two grooms are on two separate lines, then who goes first?  Alphabetical of course!

Here are some examples of the "request" line that I like:
  • joyfully invite you to share in their celebration of marriage
  • please share in our gaiety as we wed (those were very silly brides!)
  • joyfully request the honor of your presence
  • invite you to rejoice in our love
  • invite you to join in the celebration
And don't forget your invitation suite should also include a response card or postcard and also a logistics card with directions and your wedding website URL.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 | Permalink
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