Post # 1
Right bees, it’s been a shockingly stressful week in our household and I want to do something positive and productive in the face of adversity (fi losing his job) I have 114 days to go and need to get my invites sorted and sent asap, but for the life of me I’ve hit a writers block and can’t get the wording right 🙁 Please tell me what I should change or amend in your opinion. No offence will be taken!
Request the pleasure of your company
to join them as they celebrate their wedding
Saturday 24th November 2012
dinner and dancing
Carriages at Midnight RSVP by 23.11.2012
Post # 3
I’d ditch the “to join them” since you’re already requesting their company, so it’s a bit redundant.
Do you want to mention the parents at all? Our invite opened with “together with their parents” but you don’t have to include that if they’re not paying for anything. If they are, you’d best add it so they don’t get offended.
Also, I think you’re technically supposed to write out the dates all in words (I say “I think” because I don’t know if this depends on the formality level of the wedding or not). So yours would read:
Saturday, the twenty-fourth of November
two thousand twelve
at one o’clock in the afternoon
It looks weird but it’s just one of those things. Hope this helps!
Post # 4
I agree with the PP. Drop the “to join them…”, and if you’re on good terms with his/your parents I’d at least put “along with their parents” to honor them a bit. Usually numbers are written out but depending on the formality of your event you don’t have to.
Post # 5
Yes, I think that’s where I was getting confused with the “to join the” it just didn’t work.
Great I’ll ditch that.
I would like to include parents, but since both fathers have remarried and his mother deceased and my mother who venomiously hates my stepmother along with the fact that neither side is contributing we thought it was a lot less headache to leave them out!
Writing the words rather than using numbers….I don’t know why but it looks weird…
Post # 6
@Soon2BeeMrsG: It definitely looks weird to write out the numbers, but alas, we do not make the rules; we only follow them! haha.
I went with “Together with their parents” because Darling Husband also has a big mish-mash of a mess of parents. Definitely didn’t want to list everyone by name. You could also put “along with their families” so it’s more inclusive, or you could put nothing at all! Otherwise, you’re lookin good.
Post # 7
@iarebridezilla oh lets do it, I’m gonna put “together with their families” Then noone can complain and on the off chance that someone does, I’ll ask them to explain how I was suppose to list ALL the parents, steps and other!