(Closed) request the honor of your presence at their …???

posted 8 years ago in Paper
  • poll: What do you think?
    "Request the honor of your presence at their marriage" is fine, you are obsessing too much : (9 votes)
    45 %
    "Request the honor of your presence at their marriage" doesn't make sense, change it : (11 votes)
    55 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    On the invitations we ordered online they had written” at their union”. I changed it though because it felt so weird to say that lol. So I actually wrote “at their marriage”, and I googled looking for other options and found that most of the invitations had marriage on them, so that’s what I went with 🙂

    Post # 4
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    You can always say “request the honor of your presence to celebrate their marriage”.  Personally, I think your original wording is fine and people will know what you mean.

    Post # 6
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    1843 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We’re using:

    Request the pleasure of your company
    at the celebration of their marriage

    Post # 7
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    979 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I would change it to: “request the honor of your presence as they are united in marriage”

    Post # 8
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    627 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    we used “marriage celebration” on our invites.

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    We used the same as Milesbella- ‘celebration of marriage’

    I like it because its accurate.  And I do think that just inviting someone to your marriage sounds a bit odd.  I doubt anyone is gonna pack up and move in with you though 🙂

    Post # 10
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    70 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    i personally feel it should read at their marriage or at their wedding ceremony.  after all isn’t the wedding the ceremony but the marriage is for life?

    Post # 11
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    6998 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    @rachel_leigh: i like this one

    i think at your marriage bugs me because its not technically accurate – you arent inviting someone to your marriage. at the same time (after looking around) it seems alot of people do it that way – i wasnt too crazy about alot of the other options out there.

    so i like rachel leighs idea together with our parents ___ and ___ request the honor of your presence as they are united in marriage etc…

    Post # 12
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    358 posts
    Helper bee

    I think if you were saying something like “Mr. and Mrs Blank request your presence at the marriage of their daughter…” that would be ok. In my opinion, its not so much the word marriage like the length of your “marriage” after married, but as a tense of “to be married”.

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