My fiancee and I are having two separate receptions due to the fact that she lives in one country and I in another. Given geographies and differing religions we decided to have the main ceremony and reception in her country since she comes from a much larger family. Here in the US we will have a small symbolic religious ceremony and a cocktail reception afterward as more of a “get to know the bride” type reception.
Since we will already be married when we have the US reception, I’m not sure what to have written on the invitation. Any suggestions?
Dear Wondering Wanderer,
Lucky you! Two weddings to plan in two different countries! Thankfully, the wording is not very complicated in this situation. Instead of listing your name and your fiancee’s maiden name, you’d simply list yourselves as Mr. and Mrs (insert married name here). You’d also change the wording of what exactly you’re inviting your guests to attend. Instead of saying “the wedding of” or “the marriage of”, you can say something like “to recognize their marriage of” or “to celebrate their marriage”. For example:
Mr. and Mrs. Wondering Wanderer
Request the pleasure of your company
to celebrate their marriage.
Good luck and happy planning!