How to Word Christian Wedding Invitations

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How to Word Christian Wedding Invitations
Christian references in your invitations communicate your values as a couple. (invitation de mariage image by Christophe Thélisson from Fotolia.com)

Your wedding should reflect your values and the values of your husband or wife to be, from the invitations to the marriage ceremony. If your Christian faith is important to you and your soon-to-be spouse, you're probably looking for ways to incorporate your beliefs into your special day. Including Christian references in your invitations communicates what's important to you and your fiancé, and lets your guests know what to expect on your wedding day.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Choose the look of your invitations. If you are including crosses and other visual symbols of Christianity, you might make different wording choices than if you aren't including any images at all. If you're not incorporating Christian-themed imagery, you'll probably make more Christian references in the invitation text.

  2. 2

    Open your invitation with a verse from Scripture. A popular choice is 1 Corinthians 13:13: "And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." If you want to convey that Christ adds strength to your marriage, Ecclesiastes 4:12 is a fitting choice: "A cord of three strands is not quickly broken." Excerpts from Matthew 19:4-6 also communicate marital unity strengthened by God's support: "[T]hey are no longer two, but one" or "[T]he two will become one flesh" are both recognizable Bible quotations that work well for invitation openings. The website God's Knot offers other quotations relating to love and marriage.

  3. 3

    Write the invitation statement, being sure to spell out the date and time. According to Create-a-Christian-Wedding.com, basic invitation statements read as follows:

    The honour of your presence is requested

    at the marriage of

    Miss Jane Dee

    and

    Mr. John Doe

    Saturday, the twenty-fourth of July

    two thousand and ten

    at three o'clock

    St. Michael's Lutheran Church

    Sacramento, California

  4. 4

    An additional Christian reference could be inserted by modifying the beginning of the statement:

    In the spirit of Christ

    Miss Jane Dee

    and

    Mr. John Doe

    request the honour of your presence at their marriage

    Saturday, the twenty-fourth of July

    two thousand and ten

    at three o'clock

    St. Michael's Lutheran Church

    Sacramento, California

    You could also add Christian content in the middle of the statement. For example:

    The honour of your presence is requested

    at the marriage of

    Miss Jane Dee

    and

    Mr. John Doe

    as they celebrate their union in Christ

    Saturday, the twenty-fourth of July

    two thousand and ten

    at three o'clock

    St. Michael's Lutheran Church

    Sacramento, California

Tips and warnings

  • You don't need to include all of the Christian invitation features mentioned. You can write an invitation without any reference to your faith, and use pictures to convey the importance of Christianity to your life and marriage.

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