(Closed) Catholic Invitation wording–couple hosting

posted 6 years ago in Catholic
  • poll: Which invitation wording do you like best?
    Option 1, Go with who's accurately hosting. : (3 votes)
    23 %
    Option 2, Go with what sounds/looks better, even if not correct. : (6 votes)
    46 %
    Other, Suggestion offered below. : (4 votes)
    31 %
  • Post # 3
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    3766 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I say stick with what you like. Our situation is odd, too, because my parents aren’t really helping and his are, and if we go by financial contribution Fiance and I are paying the most. I just settled on wording that I liked. Ours says:

    Littlemisst08

    FI’s Name

    Together with their parents, (insert both sets here), request the honor of your presence at their marriage

    ETA: We are having a Catholic Ceremony

    Post # 4
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    355 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    How about,

    Mary Jane

    Daughter of (Full Names)

    and

    John Joseph

    Son of (Full Names)

    requst the honor of your presence….

    I agree that it looks better to list the full names. This way you can still accomplish that but have the invitation come from the couple.

     

    Post # 5
    Member
    3766 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @houstonwhodat:  I like this, too. Our wording also has a lot to do with the invite style I liked.

    Post # 6
    Member
    3697 posts
    Sugar bee

    We got around this by saying:

    We joyously request

    The honor of your presence

    And invite your participation

    in the Nuptial Mass uniting

    (bride’s full name) & (groom’sfull name)

    daughter of                      son of

    (parents)                         (parents)

    etc. details yadda yadda.

     

    I like that it’s oblique about who’s actually hosting – that “we” could refer to any/all of the names listed. And, as far as the guests are concerned, does who is hosting really matter that much? It might be important when you’re arguing about centerpieces or whatever, but IMO that’s none of the guests’ business …

    Post # 7
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    237 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Neither of our parents are paying for a thing and we still went with similar to your 2nd choice. Mainly because we wanted to include our parents on the invite.

     

    Mr. and Mrs. Gregory M–

    and

    Mr. and Mrs. James C–

    request the honour of your presence

    at the marriage of their children

     

    Megan Justine M–

    to

    Timothy James C–

    First Lieutenant, United States Marine Corps

    Post # 9
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    3766 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @RunningHusky:  I am adament that no matter who is paying, who is hosting, or who’s names are first-second-whatever, the invites still come from my parents house. And I absolutely wanted their names on it. It’s about tradition and perception for me.

    Do what you like, you’re the one hosting it! (to use your argument for guest list, venue, etc!!)

    Post # 11
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    3697 posts
    Sugar bee

    @RunningHusky:  Yup, exactly! It kept our names on the same level and our parents’ names on the same level … nice balance all around. We fooled around with a number of layouts and liked that one the best. I think I have a PDF of it somewhere if you want to PM me and I can send it to you, but I’m sure you have an idea of what it would look like.

    Post # 12
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    183 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I voted “other”.  I am planning to do “Together with their families, Bride Name and Groom Name, request the honor of your presence”… blah blah blah.  Fi and I are paying for everything ourselves, if that matters, also a catholic wedding.  Unless someone is adamant on being mentioned, why complicate things?

    Post # 14
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    3766 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Another thought, if it helps anyone. On our invite our names are very large, and the focus of the whole invite. After our names we will be adding the “together with our parents (insert names)” line.

    Post # 15
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    3766 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @RunningHusky:  I like the offsetting of names you came up with, too.

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