(Closed) The ‘pleasure’ of your company?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
1641 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think you can do anything you want! i wouldn’t worry too much about the wording. I’ve seen lots of different options for wording invites.

Post # 4
1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

There’s no right or wrong way to word your invitations these days.  I said “honor of your presence” on mine.  I’ve seen invitations that are as informal as “We’re getting married!  Come celebrate with us!”

Normally the people addressed in the “inner envelope” are the people invited, but I guess in your case that would be the bottle.  What if your invitations said something like this:

2 seats have been reserved for Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

Names of guests accepting ______

Names of guests declining ______

Then there can’t be any confusion about who’s invited, and there won’t be any confusion to you about who’s coming.

Post # 5
311 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We said “honor of your presence” too but I think you can go with whatever you feel is right.  We went traditional because of my parents.

Post # 6
1696 posts
Bumble bee

This form of wording with the names of the guests on a “write-in” line is even more formal and traditional than the inner-envelope system. Addressing your guests by name is so much more personal than that engraved “your” that it more than makes up for the missing “pleasure of” flourish — which isn’t necessary anyway. I think the message-in-a-bottle idea is a bit cute, but the wording you are proposing is delightfully proper.

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