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Proper Invitation Wording to a Home Wedding

For the home wedding, invitations are engraved as for the church wedding, but for the phrase "request the honor of your presence" the phrase "request the pleasure of your company" is substituted, though "honor" may be used in place of "pleasure" if one prefers.

Home Wedding Invitation Wording

As in the case of the church wedding, a space may be left for the name of the guest to be filled in, or the form that follows may be used:

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Guy Brown
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter
Helen Rose
Mr. Henry Van Buren
On Tuesday afternoon, June the first
at four o'clock
Twenty-two West End Avenue

When the wedding takes place in the country, or a guest at a great distance is invited, a small card like the one following is generally included:

Train leaves Grand Central Station
for Glenville at 11:42 A.M.
Returning train leaves Glenville
for New York at 6:10 P.M.

Wealthy people often place a special train at the disposal of special city friends whose presence is eagerly desired at the wedding. A card, like the one following, is enclosed with the invitation, and it serves as a pass, entitling the bearer to a seat in the reserved train. Here is the form most generally used:

The special train leaves
Grand Central Station for Glenville
at 11:42 A.M.
Leaves Glenville for Grand Central Station
at 6:10 P.M.
Please present this card at station door.