(Closed) Wedding Ceremony After Elopment – Invitation wording?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
907 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I guess as a guest, I would be confused why you were exchanging vows again. That’s probably why the wording is tough. Why don’t you just have a brunch celebration?

Post # 6
11418 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

My husband is a pastor, and I just asked him about some specific wording since you are already married, but your marriage took place so recently.  Since using the words “vow renewal” would make it sound as if you’ve been married for a much longer time, he suggests:  “… request the honour of your presence at a celebration of our marriage vows …”  I hope this helps!

Post # 7
4419 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

“Request the honour” is VERY formal, and probably shouldn’t be used for a ceremony that includes a brunch reception… unless, of course, it is a very formal affair.

MsCotton and MsCotton’s Darling Husband

request the pleasure of your company

as they celebrate their marriage

and reaffirm their vows

Sunday, October 30 

at 11 o’clock in the morning


Brunch reception immediately following ceremony



Post # 8
95 posts
Worker bee

@Loribeth:  I like this.  I would ensure that word gets out you are already legally married.  The wording LoriBeth came up with I think works beautifully as it does indicate you have already legally married but are celebrating this and also wish to reaffirm your vows in front of your family and friends.  Failing to indicate you are already legally married could result in hurt feelings from guests who may feel like they were duped.

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