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How to Create Meaningful Christian Wedding Invitations

Your wedding day is a sacred covenant made before God, and your invitation should reflect that. It's the first glimpse your guests will have of your wedding, so make sure to include Bible scripture, religious...

Your wedding day is a sacred covenant made before God, and your invitation should reflect that. It's the first glimpse your guests will have of your wedding, so make sure to include Bible scripture, religious wording, and imagery that is integral to your Christian faith. If you're wondering about the proper etiquette and the best Bible verses to use, this guide is here to help you.

The Anatomy of a Christian Wedding Invitation

Before we dive into customizing your invitation with spiritually significant wording, let's first go over the basics. The wording on a Christian wedding invitation is essentially the same as any other wedding invitation. However, there are a few key elements to consider.

The anatomy of a Christian wedding invitation. How to write the wording so it follows etiquette while also being spiritually meaningful. The basic Christian wedding invitation has 7 parts, like all wedding invitations.

  1. Host Line - This indicates who is hosting the wedding. It can include the bride's parents, the groom's parents, both sets of parents, or the bride and groom themselves. Consider the etiquette guidelines for various hosting scenarios:
  • Married Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Davenport
  • Married Parents with Titles: Doctor and Mrs. Richard Davenport, Lieutenant Colonel and Mrs. Richard Davenport, The Honourable Judge and Mrs. Richard Davenport
  • Divorced Parents: Mrs./Ms. Margaret (Current Name) and Mr. Richard Davenport
  • Remarried Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bennington along with Mr. and Mrs. Richard Davenport
  • Widowed Parents: Mrs. Margaret Davenport and the late Mr. Richard Davenport
  • Someone Special: Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Davenport request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their granddaughter/niece/sister, etc.
  1. Request Line - For a Christian wedding ceremony, use formal wording such as "Mr. and Mrs. Richard Davenport request the honor of your presence." This is reserved for religious spaces. If you'd like to be more creative, consider spiritual wording options, which we'll explore later.

  2. Bride's Name - List the bride's name first, along with her title, if applicable.

  3. Groom's Name - List the groom's name, including his title, if applicable.

  4. Date and Time - Spell out the month, day, year, and time. Capitalize the day of the week and the name of the month, but not the year. Avoid using "and" before the year. For example, "Saturday, the fourteenth of April, two thousand twenty-two, at half after three."

  5. Location - Include the name and address of your church. You can omit the street address if it won't cause confusion. Spell out the city and state.

  6. Reception - You can include a line about the reception on your invitation or use a reception enclosure to provide the information. You may also direct guests to your wedding website for more details.

Christian Wedding Invitation Wording Examples

Now that you understand the basics, let's explore a few Christian wedding invitation wording examples for different hosting scenarios. Feel free to modify them to suit your specific needs.

Bride's Parents Hosting

"Mr. and Mrs. Richard Davenport request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter, Rebecca Elizabeth, to Samuel John Thornton..."

Both Parents Hosting

"Mr. and Mrs. Richard Davenport request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter, Rebecca Elizabeth, to Samuel Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Thornton..."

OR

"Mr. and Mrs. Richard Davenport, along with Mr. and Mrs. John Thornton, request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their children, Rebecca Elizabeth and Samuel John..."

Bride and Groom Hosting

"Rebecca Elizabeth Davenport and Samuel John Thornton request the honor of your presence at their marriage..."

Deceased Parent/s

If you wish to honor a deceased parent, consider these examples:

"Mrs. Michelle Davenport requests the honor of your presence at the marriage of her daughter, Rebecca Elizabeth, daughter of the late Mr. Richard Davenport..."

OR

"Rebecca Elizabeth Davenport, daughter of Mrs. Michelle Davenport and the late Mr. Richard Davenport, and Samuel John Thornton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Thornton, request the honor of your presence as they exchange wedding vows..."

Divorced Parents

Dealing with divorced parents can be tricky, but these wording solutions work well:

"Mrs. (or Ms.) Margaret (Current Last Name) and Mr. Richard Davenport request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter, Rebecca Elizabeth..."

OR

"Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Armitage, along with Mr. and Mrs. Richard Davenport, request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter, Rebecca Elizabeth..."

OR

"Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Armitage, along with Mr. Richard Davenport, request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter, Rebecca Elizabeth..."

OR

"Ms. Margaret (Current Last Name), along with Mr. and Mrs. Richard Davenport, request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter, Rebecca Elizabeth..."

Someone Special

If someone other than the parents is hosting, use these examples:

"With joyful hearts, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Davenport request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their granddaughter, Rebecca Elizabeth..."

OR

"Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Thompson request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their granddaughter, Rebecca Elizabeth Davenport, to Samuel John Thornton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Thornton..."

OR

"Ms. Patricia Ainsworth requests the honor of your presence at the marriage of her niece, Rebecca Elizabeth Davenport, to Samuel John Thornton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Thornton..."

Christian Wedding Invitation Wording with Spiritual Significance

If you want to make your Christian wedding invitations more personal and meaningful, consider incorporating spiritual wording. Here are a few examples:

"Together with their parents, Rebecca Elizabeth and Samuel John Thornton request the honor of your presence as they vow their lives to one another and become united as one in Christ..."

"Brought together in friendship and love, Rebecca Elizabeth Davenport and Samuel John Thornton will be united in Christ as husband and wife in their joyous submission to God's loving plan for their lives..."

And many more examples can be found in original article.

Choosing Bible Verses for Christian Wedding Invitations

Adding Bible verses to your wedding invitations can add a special touch. Here are a few beautiful verses to consider:

  • "And now these three remain: Faith, hope, love. But the greatest of these is love." - 1 Corinthians 13:13
  • "I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine." - Song of Solomon 6:3
  • "What God has joined together, let man not separate." - Mark 10:9
  • And more verses can be found in original article.

I hope this guide has provided you with the inspiration and guidance you need to create meaningful Christian wedding invitations. Share in the comments how you've worded your invitations and the Bible verses you've chosen. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!

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