(Closed) Overthinking Invitation wording

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 4
4193 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

I did:

Mom and Dad
request the pleasure
of your company at the
Marriage of their Daughter
middle last
middle last
Son of
Future Father-In-Law and FMIL 


Post # 5
1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Well, considering you and your fiance are financing the wedding with the help of both sets of parents, as well as the church/formal nature, I’d go with

“Together with their parents,

Catherine Fancy Middleton

and William Fancy Wales

Invite you to share with them

the joy of their wedding day…”

date, time, etc.


Why do you want to remove the “request”, personal preference?


I’m not having a formal church wedding, and we chose “request the pleasure of your company at the celebration of their marriage…”


Post # 6
1064 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

The first one, I would think. But if you are having a catholic wedding you can use .. request the  hono(u)r of your presence. I think it sounds more formal then what you had at the end. Although either way.. 

Post # 7
43 posts
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think “together with our families” type wording is perfect if everyone is helping. The “daughter of…” seems more appropriate if the parents are paying for the whole thing (or most of it).

For us, we are paying for all most all of the wedding ourselves so we have “The honor of your presence is requested at the marriage of X and Y.” I just did a search and there seems to be uses of both our and their. http://www.invitationconsultants.com/samplewording.aspx?p_subcategory=1

While I like the formal wording, and know it is the go-to for church weddings, I think that what you have is fine too. There are SO many choices out there now, whatever you like best seems to be the way to go (provided it still conveys the tone of your wedding) – and the fact that it mirror your parents’ invite is awesome.

(Side note: Invitation/enclosure wording is a gigantic pain! I think I have spent more time worrying about it than any other aspect of wedding planning. We just sent out invites to the printers and I am still having anxiety.)


Post # 8
233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We are in the same place as you and this is what I’ve come up with so far.


Because you have shared in our lives
by your friendship and love, we
Our parents 
invite you to share 
the beginning of our new life together
on our wedding day
Saturday, the Fifteenth of September
two thousand twelve

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