How To Word Wedding Invitations To Honor A Deceased Parent
Weddings are about tradition, etiquette and formality. There are rules for everything - including writing your wedding invitations. This film will show you the proper way to word your wedding invitations when the bride and groom wish to honor a deceased parent.
Step 1: You Will Need
- The full names of the parents being included on the invitation
- The date and time of your wedding ceremony
- The bride and groom's full names
Step 2: Who's Hosting?
Everything in the wording of a wedding invitation starts with who is hosting the wedding. The host is the person or persons who are paying for the wedding. It's the host who officially invites the wedding guests.
Step 3: Word The Invitation
The bride's parents are footing the bill for the big day, but, in this case, you also want to be polite and mention the groom's parents as well. So if Cheryl Walker is marrying Tim Jones, the invitation would look like this: "Mr. and Mrs. James Walker request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter Cheryl Rae Walker to Mr. Timothy Earle Jones son of Mr. and Mrs. Karl Jones...."
Keep in mind, this is traditional etiquette. There are no wedding police. Some couples alter the wording to suit their preferences.
Step 4: Off to the Printer
Once you have finished the proper wording for your invitation, all that's left is sending that specific wording to your stationer via e-mail, snail mail, or telephone. From there, the invitations go to the printer. Now it's official. You're on your way to wedded bliss.