(Closed) Looking for feedback on invitation wording

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
13296 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

What about “Invite you to join the celebration of the marriage of their children…”?  It makes “the” celebration seem like the whole event, rather than only the reception.

Post # 4
5073 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I don’t like the dinner, dancing, merriment line.  I’d leave that off the invite and put it on the reception card.  

Post # 6
5073 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Ms Bookworm:  oh.  Nevermind then.  Smile Merriment seems a little out of place with the tone of the invite 

Post # 7
1304 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

This is how I would edit it:

It is with great joy that

[bride’s parents’ names]

along with and

[groom’s parents’ names]

invite you to join in celebrating celebrate the marriage of their children

[bride’s first and middle]


[groom’s first and middle]

Saturday, the third of November

two thousand twelve

at half past five in the evening

[venue name and address]

Dinner, and dancing, and merriment to immediately follow

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