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Church Wedding Invitation Wording

The invitation to a church wedding is worded with a bit more formality than the invitation to the home ceremony. It is sent out six to eight weeks before the day set for the wedding. The church wedding invitation requires no written acknowledgement, except in those rare cases when there is a request for it. Instead of the initials, R.S.V.P., it is better form to say simply, "Please reply." Invitations for the home wedding, of course, require prompt acknowledgment.

Church Wedding Invitation Wording

Following are two forms of church wedding invitation wording which may be used:

Mr. and Mrs. John Grey Taylor
request the honor of
.......................
presence at the marriage of their daughter
Helen Marie
with
Mr. Raymond Mitchell
Thursday, the ninth of May
Two thousand and two
at four o'clock in the afternoon
St. Thomas's Church
New York

Mr. and Mrs. John Grey Taylor
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Helen Marie
and
Mr. Raymond Mitchell
Friday, the fourth of June
Two thousand and two
at six o'clock in the evening
Presbyterian Church
Boston

In the first invitation, the name of the guest is written by hand in the space left for that purpose. The use of "marriage" and "marriage with" is now customary in preference to "marriage to." All three words are in good form, however, and any one of them may be used.