How to Word the Wedding Invitation If You're Paying for Your Own Wedding

Editor-in-chief Diane Forden answers this common wedding-planning question.

Q: My fiancé and I are paying for our own wedding. Should the wording on our invitations reflect that?

 You have two choices. The first is:

Sarah Wilson Taylor
Marc Andrew Holmes
request the honour of your presence
at their marriage
Saturday, the nineteenth of October
two thousand and eight
at six o’ clock

Or, you can say:

The pleasure of your company
is requested at the marriage of
Sarah Wilson Taylor
Marc Andrew Holmes, etc.


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