(Closed) Need help with invitation wording (and a dress question)

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: What should I wear for our quickie ceremony?
    The green dress (which will be worn two days in a row) : (2 votes)
    13 %
    A nice but simpler outfit : (14 votes)
    88 %
  • Post # 4
    194 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    you could word it somewhere along the lines of ‘_____ and _____ request the pleasure of your company as they exchange vows….” That way, it doesn’t sound like you are inviting them to a ‘ceremony’ ๐Ÿ™‚ and yet they still are aware that ya’ll are getting married. good luck and God bless ya’ll :0)

    Post # 7
    7152 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    what about “to celebrate their marriage” or “in the celebration of their marriage”? It sounds more like it’s alrady done to me.

    Post # 8
    1001 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I went to a wedding two years ago where they got married at the JoP the night before, and had the reception the next day.  I can’t remember exactly how it was worded, but it was pretty clear what we were in for.

    I would just say “Mr. and Mrs. so and so request the pleasure of your company at a reception celebrating the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Statutory Grape.” and then something like “receiving line at 5:00 with dinner to follow”.  I’m sure people may ask for clarification, but you or your family can spread the word.

    Post # 9
    1001 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Oh, and I voted for the green dress, because likely there will be someone taking lots of pictures of the ceremony, which is the important part.

    Post # 11
    1676 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Our reception invitations read like this: 


    Ms. Pepper and Mr. Pepper would be

    Delighted if you Would Join them to Celebrate Their marriage

     at a dinner reception with their family and friends.


    Venue information


    Cocktails at 5:30

    Dinner to be Served at 6:30


    RSVP Card enclosed


    That way it is clear that there isn’t a ceremony of any kind taking place, but you are celebrating the wedding. 

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