- Ms Bookworm
- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
Fiance and I are currently working with a local print shop on our invitations. (So excited with the ideas for our library wedding!) I know there are about a billion threads on invite wording, but I couldn’t find one that was phrased the way we have it – so I’m here asking for feedback.
Basically, we want the wording to be mostly traditional, but we also want it to reflect our joy and excitement. We are thinking:
It is with great joy that
[bride’s parents’ names]
along with [groom’s parents’ names]
invite you to join in celebrating 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, dancing, and merriment to immediately follow
I feel like perhaps my brain has melted from overthinking it – but does the phrase “invite you to join in celebrating the marriage of their children” sound like we’re already married?? I feel like most wedding invitations I have seen say “request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their children.”
I really like using the word “celebrate” because we are celebrating marrying each other – but the invite is for the ceremony and reception. Is it confusing the way we have it currently where it sounds like it’s just an invite to the reception? I know some family members have already been confused when they found out we’re getting married in a library instead of a church, so I want it to be clear that this is an invitation to the whole shebang…
I can’t think anymore.
ETA: I didn’t mean to post this in Etiquette.