- A wedding invitation is issued by the host(s). The hosts’ names should be written out and include middle names and titles.
- With the exception of Mr. and Mrs., all titles should be written out, unless the name is too long to fit on one line.
Examples: Doctor and Mrs. Albert George Ness; Sergeant and Mrs. James Lee Fevre.
- When the wedding is being held in a place of worship, “the honour of your presence” phrase is used. When held at other locations, “the pleasure of your company” is traditionally used.
- If the bride’s last name is the same as her parents, only her first and middle name are included.
- The groom’s name should be written out and preceded by his proper title.
Examples: Mr. Alexander Graham Smith; Doctor Garrett Phillip Hanna
- Write out the date and year. It is not necessary to use “and” in the year line.
- Capitalize the day of the week and the month, but not the year.
- The phrase “half after” should be used when indicating time, rather than “half past” or “thirty.”
- It is not necessary to use the phrases “in the afternoon” and “in the evening.”
- The city and state should be written out. If all guests are local, the state may be omitted.
Example: two thousand seventeen; two thousand twenty-three