Wording Invitations for Blessing for the Marriage Ceremony


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Invitation Wording for a Marriage Blessing

What is the correct invitation wording for a couple married 5.5 years who are having a church blessing and hosting it themselves. Also, what kind of insertions are appropriate? Can a reception card, and a response card and envelope be included? Is an inner envelope necessary? 

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This isn’t a wedding and shouldn’t appear to be. So, you wouldn’t be as formal with your invitations as you would be with a wedding by using enclosures or inner envelopes. It isn’t a reception; it is a party, an anniversary party, or a party to celebrate the blessing of your marriage. So, a reception invitation isn’t necessary. You don’t even need a response card.

It really shouldn’t involve many guests, as a blessing of your marriage is more about the church blessing your vows or marriage. It is usually just family and a few close friends. This is an example of the typical, formal invitation.

For an informal event, your invitation can be informal language.

The honour of your presence is requested
at the Marriage Blessing of
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Earle Jones
Saturday, the fifth of April
at five o’clock
All Saints Church
1133 Happy Court
Davis, California

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Example Invitation Wording for a Marriage Blessing

Today, our children sanctify their union in front of their loving family and friends
We invite you to share our joy in witnessing their marriage blessing

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Smith
request the pleasure of your company
at the Blessing of the marriage
of their daughter
Kimberly Ann
to
Mr. Darryl Henderson
at Mount Olive Church
on Saturday, July 10, 2010
at 2.30 o’clock
and afterwards at
The Marriott Hotel

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He slipped the ring on her finger
a promise made for life…
Join us as we share their joy
now that they’re man and wife!
A party to Bless the newly married
COUPLE
will be held on DAY
at TIME
ADDRESS

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Mr. and Mrs. Smith cordially invite you a celebration in honor of the recent marriage of our daughter Jane Emily to John David. Ceremony to Bless the Marriage followed by dinner and dancing will be held on July 26, 2010 at 6 o’ clock in the evening. Cocktail attire.
Insert Address of Venue.

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If the blessing ceremony is to be held in a church and the invitation is coming from the newlyweds, I would suggest this wording:
Mr. and Mrs. John Smith
request the honour of your presence
at a ceremony to celebrate
the affirmation of their wedding vows
Date
Time
Place

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If the ceremony is in a church but hosted by the bride’s parents:
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Jones
request the honour of your presence
at a ceremony to celebrate
the affirmation of
Mr. and Mrs. John Smith’s
wedding vows
Date
Time
Place

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If the ceremony is in a non-denominational venue:
Mr. and Mrs. John Smith
request the pleasure of your company
at a ceremony to celebrate
the blessing of their wedding vows
Date
Time
Place