H&H Weddings

etiquette / q & a Jun 28 2017

Q

We are paying for our own wedding. How should we word the invitations?

A

There are a few ways you can word your invitations in this situation. 

If you are having your ceremony in a place of worship, you would say:

The honor of your presence
is requested at the marriage of
James John Parker
to Mitchell Paul Jacobson
Saturday, the ninth of August
two thousand and fourteen
at half past four in the afternoon

If you are having a formal affair, but not in a place of worship, you would say:

The pleasure of your company
is requested at the marriage of
James John Parker
to Mitchell Paul Jacobson
Saturday, the ninth of August
two thousand and fourteen
at half past four in the afternoon

If you are having a more casual soirée, you can word your invites in a number of ways, but these are a couple of common examples:

James John Parker &
Mitchell Paul Jacobson
invite you to their wedding
Saturday, August 9, 2014
at 4:30 in the afternoon


OR 

James John Parker &
Mitchell Paul Jacobson
invite you to share and celebrate at their wedding
Saturday, August 9, 2014
at 4:30 in the afternoon

When going with a less formal option, feel free to get creative with the wording! Your friends and family will appreciate your unique invites and, if you say something along the lines of, "...invite you to shake your groove thing," the tone for a fun evening will be set before the guests arrive! 

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