Post # 1
I showed my mom our invitation mock up today. They say:
Together with their parents
request the honor of your presence at their marriage
My mom said that I am not inviting people to my marriage, but to my wedding or marriage ceremony. Even though everyone (including Mindy Weiss) uses this wording, I am now doubting it big time!!!
Does it feel weird to anyone else to invite people to your marriage? What else could I use?
Post # 3
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
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 # 5
Hmmm…it all seemed fine to me until my mom brought it up! I am thinking of inviting people to our marriage ceremony. Marital ceremony? It is all so confusing now. My mom wanted it to say “to their nuptials.” that is way weird!!!
Post # 6
Request the pleasure of your company
at the celebration of their marriage
Post # 7
I would change it to: “request the honor of your presence as they are united in marriage”
Post # 8
we used “marriage celebration” on our invites.
Post # 9
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
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
@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
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”.