(Closed) Wording on Jewish wedding invitation

posted 6 years ago in Jewish
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Uhhh….where did you get that info? As far as I’m aware, there is absolutely no rule or tradition for Jewish wedding invitations. I even double checked just now in “The New Jewish Wedding” which is the source my Rabbi gave me to read–nothing like that is mentioned…it says”

The form of American Jewish wedding invitations has generally conformed to the dictates of secular etiquette.  In many cases, the only indication on a wedding invitation that anything Jewish is going on is the location of the ceremony and perhaps a family name.

Think about it–they didn’t have invitations back in the shtetl because the whole community was invited so you didn’t need them. Any modern customs for invitations would have been derived simply from what the majority culture was doing so feel free to do whatever you want on the invitation.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@sandiegoh: I worded mine as

 

Stammie16

to

Mr. Stammie16

and my Future Mother-In-Law does invitations for a living, including many many Jewish wedding (including mine) and this was the “standard”  so I think its fine.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m using “and”; I don’t like the idea of being “given away” and IMO a Jewish wedding celebrates the joining of two families, not the loss of a daughter. I’m also putting the Hebrew date under the secular date.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I think mine was just

Mr. and Mrs. XYZ request the honor of your presence at the wedding of their daughter

Rebecca Jane

to

Christopher

 

PS I like that you used Jane Rebecca, because I’m Rebecca Jane!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I had no idea this was a thing, I googled various sample wordings and we ended up using “and”, but thats what made sense as a sentance. If you are unsure about the wording, you can ask your/his parents what they think, I’m sure most people will not be concerned with what you choose in the end 🙂

our wording was like: 

“The honor or your presence is requested at the marriage uniting

bride

and

groom 

etc…”

 

Post # 9
Bee
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

As far as I know there isn’t a jewish wedding wording for invitations that is any more or less expected than anything else – it’s sort of personal preference.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My Invitation Wording was the following (*Parents of Bride hosting wedding):

 

Dana Michelle

TO

Mr. Adam Daniel (Last Name)

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think that the wording is grammatically correct, and it is respectful and lovely. Mazal tov.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I’m a religious and Jewish and we had NO formalities or “supposed to” about our invitation wording. We put our names on the same line and used AND in between.

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