(Closed) Catholic Invitation Wording

posted 6 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I just added under DH’s name… “Son of Mr. and Mrs. Hubbyparents”

edit: so it looked like this

Mr and Mrs Dad and Mom
request the honor of your presence
at the Nuptial Mass uniting their daughter 

Lulu

and

Mr. Pockets

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Pockets

in the Holy Sacrament of Matrimony
Saturday blah blah blah.
two thousand blah blah
at blah blah oclock

St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception
blah blah address 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

btw not sure if you noticed but I changed some of the wording… Marraige to Matrimony, and “to” to “and”

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

How about:

 

Mr. and Mrs. Dad and Mom

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

Lulu

and

Mr. Pockets

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Parent Pockets

in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony

 

EDIT:  I posted this before I saw Woodstock’s post.  It looks like we came up with the exact same wording.  I agree that you should use AND and not TO.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We had a full Catholic Mass and my parents paid, our said: 

Mr. and Mrs. [Bride’s father’s first name + your surname]

request the honor of your presence

at the Nuptial Mass uniting their daughter

[Bride’s first and middle names]

and

[Groom’s first and middle names]

son of Mr. and Mrs. [Groom’s father’s first name + his surname]

Saturday, the thirtieth of June

Two thousand twelve

three o’clock in the afternoon

[Your church’s full name]

[Your church’s full city and state spelled out]

 

I included the picture so you can see the proper capitalization. 

 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

@LuLuLucky:  It has to do with your use of the word “unite.” When you unite two things, you unite A and B. You don’t unite A to B.

Sorry, I can’t think of a better explanation.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

@BrooklynWife:  Sorry to threadjack for a moment, but seriously? Not only did you have the most amazing dress AND flowers, you also had to have amazing invites too? Sheesh. Leave some for the rest of us. 😉

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@LuLuLucky “Thanks! Out of curiousity, why not use “TO” and rather use “AND?””

When you use the word “united” you use “and” because the 2 people are being united together in the sacrament. But if you use something more secular then “united,” like:

“Mr. and Mrs. Joe Schmoe

request the honour of your presence at the marriage of their daughter

Jane Elizabeth 

to 

Groom Francis

you’d use “to” 

 

 

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I also just realized I made a mistake… it’s 

In the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony

not 

In the Holy Sacrament of Matrimony

lol

 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

aww, thanks @somethingaquamarine 

Brooke at Curious & Co. did my invites…she’s a former blogging bee, Miss Cupcake. She was AMAZING to work with! 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@Woodstock:  Good catch.  I didn’t even see it!
 

OP, if you want something more informal, there’s no reason you can’t incorporate Catholic wording into an informal invitation.  I once received one that read something like this. It just had the bride and groom’s first names because it was a very small wedding.

Together with their families

Kimberly and Michael

invite you to share in the joy and celebration

of the Nuptial Mass

uniting them in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony

Saturday, December 8, 2012

St. Mary’s Church

New York, New York

 

But if you want it to be clear that your parents are hosting and want to use full names, you could use something like this.  Or whatever wording you like.  But I think you can definitely use something other than the ultra traditional language and still use Catholic wording.

  
Robert and Ellen Bride (or Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bride)

invite you to share in the joy and celebration

of the Nuptial Mass

uniting their daughter

Kimberly Ann

and

Michael John Groom

Son of James and Linda Groom (or Mr. and Mrs. James Groom)

in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony

Saturday, December 8, 2012

St. Mary’s Church

New York, New York

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

We used:

Together with their parents,

[Bride’s name]

and

[Groom’s name]

request the honour of your presence

at the Nuptial Mass

joining them in marriage

etc.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee

We used:

We joyously request

the honor of your presence

and invite your participation

at the Nuptial Mass

 uniting

 

Bride’s Full Name  &   Groom’s Full Name

daughter of                                    son of       

Mr. & Mrs. Bride’s Parents         Mr. & Mrs. Groom’s Parents

 

Saturday, the twenty-ninth of September

two thousand twelve

at half past eleven o’clock

Holy Redeemer Catholic Church

555 Main Street

City, State

 

Reception and dance to follow

half past five o’clock

 Awesome Hotel

555 Fifth Avenue

City, State

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