Wedding invitations have come a long way since the middle ages. A town crier (a man who went around the streets announcing the news of the day) was generally employed to announce to everyone engagements, wedding dates and other celebrations. This was particularly important because most people in that time period were illiterate. A written invitation could only brief afforded by the nobility. Although as illiterate as the peasant they would hire monks who handcraft their notices. To make certain that people knew who the notice came from nobles use their crest or coat of arms to seal the document.
You will find many articles on the Internet showing you the traditional format for wedding invitations. While this format is pretty standard. It should be used as a guidepost not a rule of thumb. Personal style should also play a role in the wording of your wedding invitation. It is still very important to acknowledge the persons are hosting the wedding. Gone are the days when it is assumed that the bride’s parents will be hosting the wedding. Many couples today are paying for their own wedding, and in the case of blended families, there might be multiple hosts. A “shout out” to these people keeps peace in the family.
Including the parents of the groom on the wedding invitation is traditional. Generally they are listed right after the groom. The wording is typically something like this, “Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Clemons request the pleasure of your company at the marriage of their daughter Barbara Jean to Timothy Gunn so of Mr. and Ms. this Bradford Gunn”. If both sets of parents are paying for wedding the wording changes slightly. It would go something like this, “Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Clemens, along with Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Gunn request the pleasure of your company at the marriage of their children.
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