I'm not having the traditional wedding. My fiance and I will be married a couple of weeks before the reception and we will be having some wedding ceremony traditions implemented in the reception such as flower girl, ring bearers, and lighting the unity candle (no pastor to unite us in marriage since we'll be done with that a couple of weeks before).
I'm having a problem addressing the invitation...fiance and I will be paying for the wedding..
"The pleasure of your company is requested at a celebration held in honor of the marriage of "
I thought this sounded good but my sister stated it sounded like I was inviting companies (ie: corporations). She suggested "The honor of your presence is requested at a celebration held in _____ of the marriage of" but we couldn't think of a word to replace the _____ instead of having another "honor" in the sentence. Also honor is used for house of worship only... I'm having mine at a hotel ballroom.
Please help!!! Thank you in advance.