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Christmas Wedding - Invitation Wording

If you choose to marry during the festive but busy Christmas season, let your wedding invitations match this time of year. Feel free to include phrases that call to mind anything related to Christmas, whether you choose to focus on the miracle of the season, the religious aspect or a more secular celebration.

A few things to consider:

  • Although you celebrate Christmas, if you're not sure that all of your guests do, you may choose a more inclusive greeting such as Season's Greetings in lieu of Merry Christmas.
  • Words that recall the miracle of the season are appropriate for religious venues, while words like peace and joy are suitable for any setting.
  • Tailor your invitation wording to whether your wedding is more religious or secular in tone.

Here are some specific examples of formal and casual options.

To make these options fit your needs, just change the names, dates and location information. For additional help on creating your wedding invitation wording, be sure to look for the "Make It Yours" information blocks for additional tips.

Formal Options

Ceremony in a House of Worship

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lavelle
Kindly request the honor of your presence
At the wedding of Ms. Catherine Marie Lavelle
To Mr. Adam Prince
On Saturday, the twenty-second of December
At four o'clock
In Christ Home Baptist Church
Orlando, Florida

Ceremony with Catholic Mass

Celebrate the miracle of the Christmas season!
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lavelle &
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Prince
request the honour of your presence
at the wedding of
Ms. Catherine Marie Lavelle
to Mr. Adam Prince
and your participation in the offering of a Nuptial Mass
Saturday, the twenty-second of December
At four o'clock
In Christ the King Catholic Church
Orlando, Florida

Ceremony in a Non-Religious Venue

In this season of peace and joy
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lavelle invite you to celebrate the wedding of
Ms. Catherine Marie Lavelle
to Mr. Adam Prince
Saturday, the twenty-second of December
At four o'clock
In the Fifth Street Chapel
Orlando, Florida

General Formal Invitation

Mr. Jack Lavelle & Mrs. Lonnie Lavelle &
Mr. Thomas Prince & Mrs. Celeste Prince
request the pleasure of your company
at the wedding of
Catherine Marie Lavelle
to Adam Prince
Saturday, the twenty-second of December
At four o'clock
In the Fifth Street Chapel
Orlando, Florida

Make It Yours
  • If a Catholic mass is part of your ceremony, include the following after the groom's name: "and your participation in the offering of a Nuptial Mass."
  • Mothers may wish to have their full names (first and middle) included in a more modern style of traditional formal wording.

Casual Options

Ceremony in a House of Worship

Jack and Lonnie Lavelle
Invite you to the wedding of their only daughter
Catherine Marie
To Adam Prince
This joyous holiday season
Please join us on December 22, 2012
At 4:00 pm
In Christ Home Baptist Church
Orlando, Florida

At Home

All will be merry and bright
As Catherine and Adam
Exchange wedding vows
This Christmas season
Please join us at the home of Jack and Lonnie Lavelle
On December 23, 2012
At 2:00 pm
1560 Meadowlark Lane
Orlando, Florida

Fun and Festive

On the fifth day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me
One wedding ring!
That's right, Catherine and Adam
Are exchanging more than presents this holiday season
They're exchanging marriage vows
Please join us on
December 22, 2012
3:00 in the afternoon
East Point Garden Club
Orlando, Florida
Merry Christmas to all
And to all a wedding night!

Make It Yours
  • Omit the last names of the parents to make your invitations more casual.
  • Include the location address unless it is being more clearly detailed in another enclosure with your invitation.