Mr. and Mrs. John Smith request the pleasure of your company at the marriage of their daughter Anne Smith to John James It has always been the tradition that the bride's name be mentioned first on the wedding invitation. This maybe explained by the fact that traditionally the bride's parents paid for the wedding. It is not uncommon nowadays for the groom's name to be mentioned first. Ultimately this is a personal choice and the decision of which name appears first resides with the bride and groom.
Will Your Wedding Be Traditional? _ It is always nice to inform your guests as to what you expect them to wear to your wedding so you should decide on the formality of your wedding. Will your wedding will be formal, semiformal or casual these details are usually put at the bottom of the invitation. Will There Be Children At the Wedding? _ Are you going to allow children to the wedding? If you choose to have an adult only wedding reception you could state this on your wedding invitation or on your RSVP cards by simply stating "Adult Reception".