How to Word Your Wedding Invitations if You Have a Widowed Parent

It can be tricky to know how to word your wedding invitations if one parent is deceased. Here's how to do it


Mrs Jason Foster


requests the pleasure of


at the marriage of her daughter

Mr Francis Baker

at St Micheal’s Church, Sandhurst, Berkshire

on Saturday 11th August 2008
at 3:00 pm

and afterwards at
The Hilton Hotel, Bracknell, Berkshire


If you have a widowed parent, it can be a challenge to word your wedding invites appropriately. The traditional way to word a wedding invite from a couple with a deceased parent is to have just one line at the top with the name of the parent who is requesting the pleasure of the guest. If the mother is deceased then the invite can come from just the father, or vice versa if the father is deceased. Having the name of the widowed parent at the top of the invite then makes it clear to guests on who is hosting the wedding.