Many people wonder what black tie really means, as there are many variations. These include black tie optional and creative black tie (creative black tie is simply black tie with the allowance of splashes of colour and unique accessories).
List the brides parents and grooms parents on separate lines, starting with the brides. Since both last names are included in the greeting, you don’t need to use either the bride’s or grooms last name. Of course, the same exception we mentioned above would apply here if either the bride or groom has a different last name than their parents. In that case, list out the full bride’s or groom’s name, in addition to the full names of the parents.
A couple of tips: If the brides parents are hosting, its customary to leave off the brides last name. But in the case of a bride having a different last name than her parents, her full name should be used. If the grooms parents are involved, the brides last name should be included. In its simplest form, this is the standard wording template.