Same-Sex Wedding Invitation Wording

With a traditional wedding, the norm is to put the bride’s name first as her parents host the day.  With two brides or two grooms the protocol is slightly different.

As with a traditional wedding, the names of the parents hosting/paying for the wedding will go first but it’s all down to personal taste and choice as to how you list names on your invites.  A safe bet would be to stick to alphabetically listing the couple, and a general catch-all for the parents / wedding party.

An example of a same-sex invite:

Together with their parents,

Jonathan Johnson


Robert Robinson

request the pleasure of your company

at their wedding






Followed by a reception


RSVP by 15th May to {couple/parents address}