Wedding Invitations & Paper

Invite and Details Insert Wording

Hi.  Can I ask for some feedback on our invite and details insert wording?  The wedding and reception are at the same venue.  Thank you!

Together With Their Families

 Bride
And
Groom

Request the pleasure of your company
at their wedding

Saturday, May Seventh
Two Thousand Sixteen
Five O’Clock In The Evening

Venue
Address
Address

Reception to immediately follow

 

Details

A Block of rooms has been reserved at
Hotel
Mention the Bride/Groom Wedding to receive the discounted rate

A shuttle will be available for transportation from the hotel to the venue

For additional information please visit our wedding website
website link
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Re: Invite and Details Insert Wording

  • Jen4948Jen4948 Houston member
    10000 Comments Seventh Anniversary 500 Love Its 25 Answers
    edited December 2015
    You only need to capitalize proper nouns and the first word in each line.

    Also, the couple does not issue invitations in their own names, because it's improper to host an event in one's own honor. When the couple are the actual hosts, the following wording is used:

    The pleasure of your company is requested/
    The honor of your presence is requested (use this wording when the ceremony is at a house of worship)
    at the marriage of
    Bride
    and
    Groom
    on Day, the Date of Month
    Year
    at time
    Venue Name
    Venue Address
    City, State/Country

    Reception to follow (if the reception is at the same venue as the ceremony)
  • Maggie0829Maggie0829 Ravens & Bohs & Crabs & O's member
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    Using "Together with their families" is perfectly fine.

    You don't need "in the evening" because it is safe to assume that you aren't getting married at 5am.

    I would also just say "Reception to follow" (assuming that your ceremony and reception are at the same place.  If not, then you need a separate reception insert card to provide the name and address of where your reception is taking place.

    As far as capitalization goes, this is what it should look like...

    Together with their families

    Suzie May John

    and 

    Billy Joe Jones

    request the pleasure of your company 
    as they are united in marriage

    Saturday, the seventeenth of May
    two thousand sixteen
    at five o'clock

    Venue name
    123 ABC Avenue
    Chocolate, Cake 

    Reception to follow

    spockforprezMairePoppy


  • Together with their families

     Bride's Full Name
    and
    Groom's Full Name

    request the pleasure of your company
    as they are united in marriage

    Saturday, the seventh of May
    two thousand sixteen
    at five o’clock

    Venue
    123 Main Street
    Anytown, Ohio

    Reception to  follow

     




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    MairePoppy
  • Thank you.  Is there an acceptable alternative to 'as they are united in marriage'?  I feel like that sounds super formal.  
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  • CMGragainCMGragain member
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    edited December 2015
    It is tradition wording.  You may use any wording that makes it clear that you are being MARRIED at this ceremony.  No "sharing the love" or "exchanging vows" wording that might indicate that you are already married.
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  • @CMGragain Can I use my original wording of 'request the pleasure of your company at their wedding'?  We definitely are not already married and it is a non-church/ religious ceremony.  

    Maybe I should just not over think it and say united in marriage.  Right? 
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  • "..at their wedding" is OK.
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  • CMGragain said:
    "..at their wedding" is OK.
    Oh good.  Thank you so much.  
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  • spockforprezspockforprez Virginia member
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    Did you think about "joined in marriage," @laurad75? That might sound a little better. I had the same issue with the stuffy sound of the traditional wording, so I agree with you, but I think "at their wedding" is just so weirdly short after the long line of "request the pleasure of your company" right above.
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  • spockforprezspockforprez Virginia member
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    edited December 2015
    At the risk of starting a flame war, here is what I did to satisfy my weirdness about the formality of the wording - 

    • Switched "united" to "joined" as I suggested above
    • Went super casual/improper for the time (sorry @CMGragain )
    • Had a nice font, but casual style and colors

    My invite proof is below. (I am not changing my name after marriage so this doesn't reveal too much personal info.)

    I made this for free using canva.com where I completely customized the colors and font. I had it printed using catprint.com to a completely custom size (4x7) that I couldn't find anywhere else, for $36 shipped (for 45 invites).



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  • @spockforprez Your invites are adorable!  I'm glad you hear me on the wording.  I want my invites to be appropriate but also reflect the more informal feel of our day.  I like 'as they are joined in marriage'.  Thank you!
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  • MairePoppyMairePoppy Connecticut mod
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    United in marriage doesn't sound stuffy/formal to me, but I like @spockforprez 's suggestion. 

    Also, it's not necessary to put the year on the invitation, unless you're putting it there for posterity. No one will wonder if you mean this year or two years from now.
                       
  • @spockforprez, there is nothing wrong with your invitation.  The invitation needs to clearly state who, what, when and where, and yours does that very nicely.
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    spockforprez
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