4 Wedding Invitation Wording Examples for Divorced Parents

Posted on April 05, 2014 by Tijon Employee
Divorced parents may choose to host the wedding of their child but causes for some changes to be applied in order to oblige by traditional wedding etiquette. Divorced parents may host together, be remarried, or any number of situations the causes for the following wedding invitation wording to be used.

Single Divorced Parent Hosting Alone
Ms./Mr. [parent full name]
Requests the pleasure of your company
At the marriage of her daughter
[bride first/middle name]
[groom full name]

Divorced Remarried Parent Hosting Alone
Mr. and Mrs. [full name of husband]
request the honor of your
presence at the marriage of his daughter
[bride first/middle name]
[groom full name]

Parents of Bride Married and Divorced Parents of Groom
Mr. and Mrs. [father of the bride’s name]
Mrs. [groom mother first/last name] and Mr. [groom father first/last name]
Ask you to be present at the ceremony
uniting their families as
[bride first/middle name]
[groom full name]
exchange wedding vows.

Multiple Divorced Parents Host All Inclusive
Together with their parents
[bride first/middle name]
[groom full name]
invite you to witness the union of 
their children.

Additional Wedding Invitation Tips for Divorced Parents
When it comes to complicated family situations, it can make it difficult on the bride and groom to use the right combination of wording that is sure not to offend anyone. Keep these tips in mind for proper etiquette with divorced parents.

1. The mother of the bride’s name should come first if the parents are divorced. This is still the case even if she is remarried or single.
2. Divorced parents should be listed on separate lines. The word “and” should not be used to connect them. 
3. For bride’s mothers that never married, they should be address as Mrs. With their first name, maiden name, and married name.
4. Any parents that have remarried should be listed as Mr. and Mrs.

Wedding Invitation Grammar Tips
Here are some additional tips to help get your invitation completed using the correct grammatical rules and etiquette.

Numerals – Numbers may be used for street addresses, but traditionally should be spelt out in dates.

Punctuation – The use of commas and periods are not required at the end of a line for wedding invitations. Commas can be used within lines that separate the day of the week and month or separate the city and state.

Abbreviations – Abbreviations should be avoided in formal invitations. Middle names should always be spelt out. If you choose not to spell out a middle name, just omit its use altogether. Abbreviations for Doctor and Junior may be used when space is limited on the page.

Capitalization- Only proper nouns may be capitalized on the invitation. Commonly, the first letter of the date may be capitalized, though unnecessarily. The reception line may also see a capitalization at the beginning of the sentence.

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