Wording Second Wedding Invitations – Examples & Samples


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Gone are the days of having to wait to deal with snooty invitation stores. There are so many great online stores that sell invitations for second weddings and vow renewals. While there are hundreds of options, at Team Wedding we have our favorites so decided to share them with you.

These online wedding invitation stores are each unique in their own way and most offer 24 hour shipping on most orders. Customizable full color wedding invitations, announcements, and invites of all sizes, there is plenty of choice and great quality invitations. Personalize and preview your second wedding invitations and vow renewal invitations.

Similar to first wedding invitations, your second wedding invitations would also reflect the hosts of the event. Below you’ll find some sample wedding invitation wording along with some of the top questions about sending, wording and addressing these special invites. If you have a question that isn’t answered here, please Ultimate Guide to Wedding Invitations to ask our wedding etiquette experts.

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WORDING SECOND WEDDING INVITATIONS – PARENTS HOSTING

With the many different family situations these days, it stands to reason the etiquette for wording invitations when parents are involved can get very complicated. Hosting typically means paying.

Traditional Formal Invitation – Bride’s Parents Hosting

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Walker

request the honour of your presence

at the marriage of their daughter

Shannon Lynn Walker

to

Chris Earle Jones

Saturday, the fifth of April

at five o’clock

All Saints Church

Davis, California

WORDING SECOND WEDDING INVITATIONS – BRIDE AND GROOM HOSTING

There are many ways to word a wedding invitation when the bride and groom are hosting. Following are examples of the most common wording. Note the use of more formal wording (honour of your presence) when the wedding takes place at a church or house of worship. Notice that the formal wording has all of the dates and time spelled out.

Wording Common Formal Invitation

The honour of your presence is requested

at the marriage of

Shannon Lynn Walker

to

Chris Earle Jones

Saturday, the fifth of April

at five o’clock

All Saints Church

Davis, California

Groom’s Parents Mentioned – Not Hosting

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Walker

request the honour of your presence

at the marriage of their daughter

Shannon Lynn Walker

>to

Chris Earle Jones

son of Mr. and Mrs. John Jones

Saturday, the fifth of April

at five o’clock

All Saints Church

Davis, California

Common Informal Invitation

Shannon Lynn Walker

and

Chris Earle Jones

invite you to share their joy

at their wedding

Saturday, April 17

at five o’clock

Serendipity Manor

Davis, California

Both Parents Hosting – Formal

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Walker

Mr. and Mrs. John Jones

request the honour of your presence

at the marriage of their children

Shannon Lynn Wlaker

to

Chris Earle Jones

Saturday, the fifth of April

at five o’clock

All Saints Church

Davis, California

Wording Personalized Invitation

Please join

Shannon Lynn Walker

And

Chris Earle Jones

as we tie the knot at our family ranch

Saturday, April fifth

at half past five o’clock

5600 Serendity Lane

Davis

Both Parents Hosting – Informal

Charles and Rebecca Walker

along with John and Mary Jones

invite you to the wedding of their children

Shannon Lynn

to Chris Earle Jones

Saturday, April 5, 2008

at 5:30 in the afternoon

5600 Serendity Lane

Davis, California

Common Informal Invitation

The pleasure of your company is requested

at the marriage of

Shannon Lynn Walker

to

Chris Earle Jones

Saturday, the fifth of April

at five o’clock

Serendipity Manor

Davis, California

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