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Invitation wording etiquette (Request the honor..._)

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So, I just finished my invitations and I'm a little worried because I didn't go with the 'traditional' wording of "{so & so} request the honour of your presence". Instead my invitation says "Because you have shared in our lives, so & so invite you to share in a celebration of love as we exchange our marriage vows".

 

Is it really bad etiquette to use "invite" instead of "request the honour of your presence..."huh.gif

 

I was trying to be a little more laid back and not so formal but now I'm not so sure. Did any one else's invitations say something 'untraditional'?

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Mine reads, "Together with their parents, XXX & XXX invite you to share with them the sun, the sand, and the sea as they become husband and wife on so and so date" and I think it's perfect. It's not "informal" it's just different. Being that we're destination wedding brides, anything is possible.

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Most of the information that I found about invitation wording when I was doing mine said that you only need to "request the honour" for a more formal wedding and that different wording sets the tone for a less traditional or less formal event. Mine just said "It is with joy that we, Bride and Groom, invite you to join us at our wedding celebration." For a DW I think a lot of people choose to use something a bit different so I wouldn't stress about it- you're not doing anything wrong at all.

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"request the honor" is traditionally used for weddings taking place in a house of worship. Mine says "request the pleasure of your company" b/c we wanted to keep it a bit more formal, but I really like your wording. It sets a really good tone for your wedding.

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