Your Wedding Invite Questions Answered


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If the invitations were a fail with your first wedding, don’t allow history to repeat itself. Use the following advice about wedding invite wording to create invitations that follow etiquette protocol and look great besides!

Hosting Your Wedding

Since this is your second wedding, you’re probably hosting, right? Write the invitation so it says “[Your name] and [your groom’s name] request the honor of your presence on [date, time, location, etc.]. Another option is to say that you “request the pleasure” of your guests’ company.

Parents Are Deceased

Should you wish to include your parents’ names on the invitations, go for it. If one or more parents are deceased, simply write “the late [name]” on the invitations.

Children Are Not Invited

Don’t want children at your wedding? Make sure the invites say the names of the invited guests only, and perhaps mention that your wedding is a child-free affair on your website if you have one. You may also want to include handwritten notes to family and close friends saying that while you would like to invite their children, you cannot do so because of budget constraints, venue location, etc.

Inviting The Exes

Invite your exes only if you have really, really great relationships with them and you know it won’t be awkward or confusing to anyone else in attendance. If you think it will be the slightest bit weird, avoid sending invites to such people.

No Formal Dinner

Eschewing the formal, sit-down dinner for your second wedding? Mention this somewhere on the invite, such as saying “Light refreshments will be served.”

Email Invites

You may feel tempted to go the eco-friendly, budget-happy email invite route, however wedding etiquette dictates traditional invitations are still best. Find affordable options and go from there.

Keep these invite tips in mind to plan the second wedding of your dreams!

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