URGENT Invitation wording draft due a.s.a.p.

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
1627 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Tenth day change to tenth (lowercase t, skip day)

Address (make sure you do not include zip)


Formal weddings usually have a separate card for reception info, correct?

Post # 4
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

You aren’t supposed to list the ons or ats.


Mr. and Mrs. A B
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Mr. XY
Saturday, the tenth of May
Two thousand and fourteen
half past one o’clock in the afternoon
…… Cathedral

Cocktails and Reception to follow
half past four in the afternoon
…. Plaza

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Post # 5
2081 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MrsSparkle:  I noticed that your say “half past one o’clock in the afternoon” and then “half past four in the afternoon”.

I think you should either use the word “o’clock” in both instances or not at all. 

Just a personal preference but I think “request the honour of your presence” is pretentious. I used “request the pleasure of your company” as it seems more sincere. 

Post # 6
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@sillysillybee:  Requesting the honor of your presence is proper etiquette when you are getting married in a house of worship.  Requesting the pleasure of your company is reserved for weddings held in secular locations.  I think it’s mostly pretentious when people use “honor of your presence” incorrectly, because it sounds fancier.

Post # 8
357 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

You shouldn’t put anything about dress code on any invitation. Your event isn’t black tie so it shouldn’t be mentioned at all.

Post # 13
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I used to sell wedding invitations and I always went by the Crane’s Blue Book of Weddings.  This is how they told us to write out formal invitations.

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