Post # 1
Hi Bees – I know formal invitation wording depends on the location of your ceremony. We are getting married in a non-denominational chapel. Do I need to use the phrase “request the honour of your presence” (or something similar) OR can I use something like this: “Together with our parents, we invite you to share our joy and support our love, as we exchange vows and celebrate our marriage.”
If it makes any difference, my mom is contributing a significant amount to our wedding; FI and I are paying for the rest. FI’s parents are not able to contribute. My mom has said she does not care how we word the invites, so it’s up to us.
Thoughts or advice?
Post # 2
You do not NEED to do anything! The second wording you suggested is lovely.
Post # 3
I think you can word it that way, if you’s like. I think the rule with honor of your presence is that it should never be used for a civil, non-religious ceremony. But, I like your wording!
Post # 4
SeptemberSparkle: I love your wording! I have been wanting to do a “together with our families” and haven’t quite found the right mix – but I may steal yours if that’s okay!
Post # 5
ardowns: Thank you!
Mrs.Sawyertobe: our ceremony isn’t completely void of religion BUT it’s not in a church, so I was a bit unsure how to handle, thank you!
Monk6552: definitely steal it! I googled “wedding invitation samples” and I found it, so I can’t take credit for it ; )
Post # 6
It’s pleasure of your company when it’s held in a hotel or whatever.