(Closed) Invitation Wording – "Marriage Vows" vs "Wedding Vows"?

posted 5 years ago in Paper
  • poll: "Marriage Vows" or "Wedding Vows"?
    Marriage Vows : (11 votes)
    58 %
    Wedding Vows : (6 votes)
    32 %
    It would look fine either way! : (2 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    3774 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Together with their parents

     

     

     

    Maurasaurus

     

    & Mr. Saurus

     

     

     

    joyfully invite you to share in a

     

    celebration of love

     

    as they exchange vows

     

    (I would make sure everything is the same tense. Together with their parents, they exchange vows, or together with our parents, we exchange vows). I’d just say vows and leave out the marriage/wedding part.

    Post # 4
    Member
    9139 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    We had ours say: “as they are joined in marriage.”

    I always hear them as “wedding vows.”

    Post # 5
    Member
    9952 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Etiquette Snob here…

    Ok, traditionally you don’t say Wedding or Vows…

    Because it is “assumed” that a Marriage is all of that and more

    (In the Ceremony the Vows are but one part… plus if you don’t get the wording right, it can look like all of the parties involved are Exchanging Vows, which isn’t correct)

    So utilizing the more informal wording that you are leaning to, you might consider this:

    Together with their parents

    Maurasaurus

    and

    Mr. Saurus

    invite you to share with them

    the joy of their marriage

    Saturday, the tenth of July

    two thousand and thirteen

    at four o’clock

    First Congregational Church

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    Wording as per The Post Insitute of Etiquette, and their book *Wedding Etiquette*

    Hope this helps,

    * Needless to say, I DID NOT VOTE in your Poll, as it didn’t fit my suggestion

     

    Post # 7
    Member
    3774 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Maurasaurus:  I second-guessed writing it because I didn’t want you to think I was being bitchy! I write things really fast and screw tenses/agreement up sometimes and I didn’t want to let it slip past you and your invitations get ordered all wonky 🙂

    Post # 11
    Member
    254 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Ours say 

    “as they exchange vows of marriage” 

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