The Groom's parents are issuing the invitation: Use the wording as above but include the bride's surname: i.e. Mr. & Mrs. Peter Brown request the pleasure of your company at the marriage of Sally Smith to their son John The couple are paying for their own wedding: They may still wish to issue the invitation on behalf of Sally and/or John's parents or if not, they use their own first and last names.
The wedding invitations are one of the most import stages of the preparations for the wedding day. They set the tone of the day and give your guests their first indication of the style and theme. They tell them when and where the wedding will be held and how formal it will be. For your guests the wedding invitations are the most important part in the lead up to your wedding. The importance of the wedding invitations or wedding stationery cannot be understated and getting the wedding stationery wording correct is crucial.