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Wedding Etiquette and Tips

Religion Specific Etiquette

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Catholic Weddings

When the wedding ceremony will be a Nuptial Mass, it is proper for the invitations to indicate such. This allows guests to prepare for the longer ceremony. The joining word "and" is used in place of "to".

LDS Weddings

As LDS ceremonies are generally very small and intimate, the invitations are typically for the reception, not the wedding. Ceremony cards are thus included along with the reception invitations of those who are invited to attend both the ceremony and the reception. Latter-day saint wedding invitations differ from traditional reception invitations in that they mention that the wedding ceremony was performed in an LDS Temple. If the wedding is not taking place in a Temple the location does not need to be included as it is likely that traditional invitation wording will be used.

Due to the importance placed on families, it is customary to include the parents of the groom on the invitation. Their names should appear below the groom's name as "son of Mr. and Mrs. John Smith" on their own line.

LDS members believe that their marriage is not ony for time, but for "time and all eternity." Accordingly, the word "and" should be used as the joining word rather than "to".

The time of the reception should also be included below the location, as it is customary in LDS receptions for guests to come and go as they please.

Jewish Weddings

The names of the groom's parents always appear on the invitations. Typically below the groom's name, reading "son of Mr. and Mrs. John Smith". The joining word "and" is used in place of "to".

Other Religions

If your religion is not represented on this page, and you feel there are special etiquette rules that may apply to your invitation, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.