(Closed) Are you using “Catholic” wording in your invitations?

posted 8 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I did the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony wording.  I actually had a couple of people (who were not catholic) ask me if it was gonna be a full mass and I said yes.  I assumed that they’d get the idea that it’s gonna be a full mass with the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony wording.  I guess if you really say nuptial mass, it would really get the point across that it’s gonna be a longer ceremony. 

Some catholic churches, like ours, actually asked us if we wanted a full mass or a ceremony with readings and vows but without the eucharist, hence, a shorter version.  So maybe some of your guests may have attended a wedding in a catholic church without a full mass.  We wanted our guests to know that it’s gonna be a full mass, not really for the purpose of fulfilling their sunday obligations, but because we wanted them to be prepared (and at least eat beforehand?).

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

or that they don’t eat right before Mass.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - Catholic Church & The Engine Room at Georgetown Studios

I am doing the following wording

 

together with their parents, Mr Pretzel and Miss Pretzel request the honour of your presence at the Nuptial Mass uniting them in the sacrament of Holy Matrimony…

 

I think it is important to specify that you are having a nuptial mass- both for your Catholic guests and for your non Catholic guests

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@beekiss:  I totally forgot about the one hour fasting thing before receiving the eucharist! LOL!  I’m a bad, bad catholic

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

It’s okay, sometimes I forget and then I’m like “crap, I can’t receive.”  One of my priests was telling us about an occurence when he forgot, he was getting ready to drink coffee and another priest was like “Father P., you can’t drink that! You’re saying Mass!”

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

beekiss2 – LOL. that’s awesome. My Fiance didn’t even know about that rule when we started dating :-/ That was fun, “WHAT DO YOU MEAN I CAN’T EAT!?”

We will be designating that it’s a Nuptial Mass. We have a LOT of non-Catholics attending and I don’t want any surprises or comments ON my wedding day about “how long.” They can moan all they want up to the wedding day, but they better keep quiet the day of 🙂 It also basically gives me a chance to talk to people who aren’t as well and answer any questions they may have.

We’re also providing the entire mass word for word with directives for the program.

 

 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Oooh, can I piggy back on this post?  

 

My parents are hosting most of our wedding, so I was planning on doing 

 

“Brooklyn bride’s parents  request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter,

BroooklynBride

to

BrooklynGroom

son of blahblahblah”

 

We’re doing the full nuptial Mass.  How would I include the nuptial wording while still keeping all the parents names listed?

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m having a Catholic wedding, but as my fiance is not Catholic, its not going to be a full mass. Our wording is more along the lines of your original plan, @Neva…I believe we said something like this:

With joyful hearts,

Brides parents

and

Grooms parents

request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their children,

Bride

to

Groom

etc etc etc.

 

I think its up to you and how you want to word your invite, but I definitely see the value in explaining that its a full nuptial mass if thats the case for you.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Mine will use the traditional Nuptial Mass wording (not our real names)

Mr. and Mrs. John Patrick Politico

Request the honour of your presence at the Nuptial Mass uniting their daughter

Mary Patricia

and

Mr. Brennan Francis O’Keefe IV

in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony

Saturday, the fourteenth of August at seven o’clock in the evening

Cathedral Basiclia

123 Married Avenue, Northwest

Washington, District of Columbia

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Mine will use the traditional Nuptial Mass wording (not our real names)

Mr. and Mrs. John Patrick Politico

Request the honour of your presence at the Nuptial Mass uniting their daughter

Mary Patricia

and

Mr. Brennan Francis O’Keefe IV

in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony

Saturday, the fourteenth of August at seven o’clock in the evening

Cathedral Basiclia

123 Married Avenue, Northwest

Washington, District of Columbia

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Should “sacrament” and/or “holy matrimony” be capitalized?

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think it is more important to let your guests know to expect a long ceremony than to worry about family members who would think it is “in your face”. Will they find the ceremony itself “in your face”? Don’t worry about them, I definitely say you should make it as clear as possible on your invitation. I imagine that to your loved ones who are devoutly Catholic, it will be meaningful, and to those who aren’t, it will be a nice heads up on what to expect.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@nevjcu:  Yes, they should be capitalized.  It should be written as Sacrament of Holy Matrimony.

 

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