the issue with invitations is that the traditional syntax seems too formal or stand off-ish to come across as a family celebration. I would prefer the wording to let the guests know the ceremony and reception will be a blend of traditional with off-beat quirks from our interests and personalities thrown in. hence my invitation wording would be more short, humorous and to the point e.g. 'Give us a hand. We're getting hitched!' along with our names, date, time, venue. Any suggestions on how to marry the offbeat with the traditional in the invitation wording?