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Listing Single Parents on an Invitation

Single parents can be difficult to sort out when writing wedding invitations. Here are a few examples of how single parents should be listed on a wedding invitation.

Wedding invitation wording examples for when the bride's divorced mother (not remarried) hosts (left) and for when the bride's widowed mother/father hosts (right).

 

Ms. Julia Franklin Smith
(maiden and married surnames)
or
Ms. Julia Franklin
(maiden name)
requests the honour of your presence
at the marriage of her daughter
Jane Elizabeth Smith
to
Mr. Stephen James Richardson
on Saturday, the ninth of June
two thousand and four
at two o'clock
First Church of Christ
219 North Granby Road
Charlotte, NC

 

Mr. (or Mrs.) Robert Evans Smith
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of his (or her) daughter
Jane Elizabeth
to
Mr. Stephen James Richardson
on Saturday, the ninth of June
two thousand and four
at two o'clock
First Church of Christ
219 North Granby Road
Charlotte, NC


Example for when the bride's divorced mother (not remarried) and the bride's father host.


Ms. Julia Franklin Smith
(maiden and married surnames)
Or
Ms. Julia Franklin
(maiden name)
And
Mr. John Smith
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Jane Elizabeth Smith
To
Mr. Stephen James Richardson
on Saturday, the ninth of June
two thousand and four
at two o'clock
First Church of Christ
219 North Granby Road
Charlotte, NC

 
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