(Closed) Ugh… another invitation proof!

posted 5 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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1318 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I really like the wording, even though your two names aren’t together. I know you’ve had a problem with including your three parents, but this is the best way without it sounding like your parents are his too. (ex. the parents of bride middle last and groom middle last)

How about changing it to “at which bride middle last and groom middle last will be united”? It wouldn’t be tacky or seem weird to list your name twice if the rest of the text was a bit smaller and your two names in the middle were really made the highlight of the invitation…

Wish I could be more help.

Post # 4
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41 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: November 1999

What about this?

 

With great joy

Bride’s Parents’ Names 

request the honor of your presence

at the nuptial mass uniting their daughter

Bride’s name

and

Groom’s name

in the sacrament of holy matrimony

date

year

time

church

city, state

 

Post # 5
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7908 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

My only issue is that “and” is not supposed to appear between names on an invitation unless it joins people currently married. 

Post # 6
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7908 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

What’s the issue with the parents’ names? I’m confused.

Can you not do the naems of your parents for some reason? It’s kind of weird that they aren’t named.

Post # 7
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41 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: November 1999

And is perfectly acceptable to use in certain wedding invitations (i.e. common in Jewish weddings) It’s also common in wording featuring nuptial masses, since in bride AND groom are united in holy matrimony, not the bride united TO the groom. 

Post # 9
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7908 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@BostonFall2012Bee:  Yet in your own example, the “and” can be “to” with absolutely no problem.

Post # 10
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41 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@mrsSonthebeach:  Grammatically, maybe, but in the sense of “uniting/joining” of the Catholic sacrament the “and” is more appropriate.

For example, from Crane & Co’s blog on invite ettiquette:

“As suggested by the invitations, the bride and groom are joined together in holy matrimony. Therefore, “and” is used instead of “to.””

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