(Closed) Invitation wording

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011


It’s whatever you would like.  Especially if you and the groom are paying for the wedding yourselves.  If you are really into the traditional way of doing things I found Google to be the biggest help for everything.

My invites didnt include our parents.  We said the following (we are really big motorcyclists and actually met through riding so I thought the first line was so appropriate for us)

Before us lies the open road… A future filled with adventure and love

Please join us as we



Join our lives in marriage

On Saturday, the Twenty First of May



Best wishes on whatever you decide.

Post # 5
1692 posts
Bumble bee


Traditionally, the word used has been “marriage”. Literally, “marriage” and “wedding” are synonyms: they both mean “joining together”.

However, in common modern usage, “wedding” has come to be limited to the act of becoming joined; whereas marriage as come to mean the ongoing state of being joined. Hence, when someone says “we’re having trouble with our wedding” you assume that they are arguing over the guestlist or the ceremony wording, but when someone says “we’re having trouble with our marriage” you assume that they are seeing a couples therapist or a divorce lawyer.

Given the modern usage, I think “wedding” is a more appropriate term, even though it galls me to have to disagree with Miss Manners and George Routledge.

Post # 6
939 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I agreewith aspasia475.  I think “at marriage” sounds like you’re inviting your guests to come and live with you 😛

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