The proper way to phrase a wedding invitation is as follows:
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph and Josephine Smith
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Mr. Delbert Abraham Darken, 3d
Saturday, the fourth of May
at twelve o'clock noon
Our Lady of Fidelity Church
The reception invitation should be engraved on a separate card.
This provides maximum flexibility in inviting or disinviting
particular guests to the reception. This card should be slightly
smaller than the wedding invitation.
The reception invitation should be phrased as follows:
immeditately following the ceremony
Rolling Hills Country Club