Same-Sex Wedding Invitation Wording

Invitation Wording for Same-Sex Couples

Woo hoo, Colorado! You voted back in November to make gay marriage legal throughout your state! I couldn’t be more proud of you, and I also could not be happier to share some wording advice for same-sex couples planning to tie the knot in Colorado and beyond!

What most people get tripped up on is tradition (even straight couples can’t keep it straight—ha!). In the past, whoever is hosting the celebration is mentioned first on the invitation, and traditionally it was the bride’s family hosting the affair. Hence the bride’s parents names come first. What if you have two brides, though? Or none?

Casual

A lot of couples have thrown tradition out the window and mentioned all parents first, or simply stated “Together with our parents.” In this diverse day and age, wedding days have become more about the brides and grooms, rather than the family affair.

Together with our parents

Ashley Elizabeth Kirk

and

Kathleen Megan Strauss

invite you to share in the celebration

of our marriage

Formal

Some couples like to stick with tradition a little bit. Mentioning both parents’ names at the beginning of your invitation is a good way to include everyone. You can list whoever is hosting the celebration first, or figure out what will make everyone happy.

Mr. and Mrs. Marques Sanchez

together with

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Smith I

request the pleasure of your company

at the marriage of their children

Carlos Medina Sanchez

and

Gerald Patrick Smith II

Are you looking for more wedding invitation wording inspiration? Leave a comment below and I will do my best to help you through these tough decisions.

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Written by Katie

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