In our church, typically, when someone who has regularly attended their whole life gets married, the church is invited to the ceremony. Usually, they put a little blurb in the bulletin that week that says "You're invited to so-and-so's wedding this Saturday at such-a-time." I wanted to do something a little more personal and send a card in the mail, while still making it clear that the invitation is only extended for ceremony attendance and the reception is close family&friends.
But I don't what how to word it. I am going for a VERY informal feel..(see regular invite in bio)
This is what I found that I like.. I want to do it on a small card, that would fold, with our monogram on the front.
Because you have shared in our lives
by your friendship and love, we
bride and groom
together with our parents
invite you to share
the beginning of our new life together
when we exchange marriage vows
Saturday, the seventeenth of July
at four o'clock in the afternoon
OPINIONS? Like the card? Just put the note in the bulletin? Don't invite the church?
ETA: We did send out invites to the families in church that we are very close to.