Civl Ceremony Wording

 

Civil Ceremony wording for couples who opt for a non-religious marriage, known as a civil ceremony.  A civil ceremony can take place in a Register Office or at an Approved Venue.  In many cases where an approved venue is preferred, the marriage service will be conducted by a Registrar and then  the celebrations will follow on straight after the formalities.

When planning your invites for an approved venue wedding you will only need to list one venue, but make it clear to your guests that the invite includes the ceremony and the reception (into the evening reception if applicable).

It is still traditional for the bride’s parents to host, so the invite should still come from them.  Some couples choose to include the names of both sets of parents.

A formal Civil Ceremony invitation should read:

 

Mr & Mrs James Jones

And Mr & Mrs Jack Johnson

request the pleasure of

{guest name} if personalising or {your company} if non-personalising

at the marriage of their children

Joanna and  Jonathan

 

{location}

{date}

{time}

 

Followed by a reception

 

RSVP by 15th May to {parents address}

 

An informal Civil Ceremony invitation should read:

Together with their parents

{couple}

invite you to celebrate their wedding!

 

{location}

{date}

{time}

 

Followed by a reception

 

RSVP by 15th May to {parents address}