How to Phrase These Invitations if We Are Hosting (HELP!)

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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10219 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Hi @EffieTrinket: Etiquette Snob here… lol

Ok you have several choices…

But probably the one that would work best for this particular layout would be this one, as it puts a blurb at the top, your names in the middle, and a blurb at the bottom:

The honour of your presence
is requested
at the marriage of

Fiona Schmidt

&

Maddox MacLellan

Saturday, the twenty-fifth of June
two thousand and sixteen
at six o’clock in the evening at
The Foudry
42 Ninth Street
Long Island City, New York

As I say, there are other formats, but they tend to begin with the names at the top.

Hope this helps

 

Post # 5
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10219 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

All the other “traditional” options would have your names written out in full at the top like the sample does for both the Parents / Families

How formal will your Wedding be ?

Here’s a thought that might work…

You might be able to somehow begin it by saying that Mr & Mrs A and Mr & Mrs B are pleased to announce the Marriage of their Children X & Y who request the honour of your presence at their Marriage on… etc

This is outside of the norm for sure… in that it is sort of combo of a Wedding Announcement & Invite, but it might do the trick in your circumstance (in that you’d still give a tip of the hat to the Parents but not have them Hosting… and it would fulfil the First Name only dilemma for this particular style of invite)

I can work out the actual text with you if you like (I will consult Emily Post so that we can maintain some sort of tradition)… just send me a PM with the details, and I’ll get back to you in the next day or so.

Hope this helps,

 

Post # 6
Member
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

What about

You are invited
to witness the nuptials
as vows are exchanged
and

Fiona
and
Jason

Become Mr and Mrs
Beauviller-Volpe
On Saturday, the twenty-fifth of June

two thousand and sixteen
at six o’clock in the evening at
The Foudry
42 Ninth Street
Long Island City, New York

Post # 7
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1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

@EffieTrinket:  

[bride first middle name],

daughter of [Mr & Mrs. Smith]

and [groom first middle name],

son of [Mr &  Mrs. Baker]

cordially invite you to witness the joining of their lives

in marriage

on [date]

at [time] at

[location address]

 

Some variation of the above should work

 

Post # 8
Member
10219 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

To @BrandNewBride:  oooooh, I like that one !!

And it keeps the integrity of the format that the Original Invite has.

 

 

Post # 10
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10219 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

@EffieTrinket:  RE – Receptions

You can put after the Wedding bit a blank line and then:

Reception to follow

OR

A reception will follow the ceremony
at the Long Island Shore Club

OR

And afterward at the reception
Long Island Shore Club

OR

You can use the more formal tradition of including a Reception Card with the details of the Reception… and then a Reply Card for the RVSPs and Meal Choices etc.

Most Brides these days forego the Reception Cards and just add one of the examples above (if necessary you can add an Address to the last ones… or have the info given out / passed out at the Wedding).

Some Brides add “Adult” prior to the word Reception, if they want it to be clear if children aren’t included on the Invitation.  (Not the best of Etiquette, but it does work in getting the point across… more so if one is not using double-envelopes for the Invites)

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I just noticed a wee error in the sample wording that @BrandNewBride: provided:

It should probably look like this”

Become
Mr. and Mrs. Beauviller-Volpe
etc.

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Hope this helps,

 

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