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Bride’s parents are hosting

Bride’s parents are hosting // formal tone // held in a religious house of worship

If the ceremony is held at a place of worship, the request line (the 2nd line of our example) is ”request the honour of your presence.“ If the ceremony is held at a non-religious, secular location, the request line is ”request the pleasure of your company.“

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Lewis Manning
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Amelia Rose
to
Mr. Liam Quinlan Cullen 
Saturday, the fifth of June
two thousand twenty
at half after ten in the morning
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Syracuse, New York

* the British spelling ”honour“ is most traditional, but if you’d like to use the American spelling (”honor“) it’s still just as correct. Just make sure to be consistent throughout your wedding suite — i.e. if you use ”honour“ on your invitation, spell ”favour“ on the reply card the British way.

 

Bride’s parents are hosting // formal tone // ceremony is not held in a religious house of worship (secular location)

If the ceremony is held at a place of worship, the request line (the 2nd line of our example) is ”request the honour of your presence.“ If the ceremony is held at a non-religious, secular location, the request line is ”request the pleasure of your company.“

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Lewis Manning
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter
Amelia Rosev to
Mr. Liam Quinlan Cullen
Saturday, the fifth of June
two thousand twenty
at three o’clock 
Gilfillan’s West Hill Country Club
Camillus, New York

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