Here was our wording
Brides parents [Mr. and Mrs. Man’s first name, middle name and last name]
Grooms parents [Mr. and Mrs. Man’s first name, middle name and last name]
Request the honour of your presence
At the Traditional Latin Nuptial Mass
Bride [first, middle, last]
Groom [first, middle, last]
Will be joined in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony
Saturday, the seventeenth of April
Two thousand and ten
At eleven in the morning
Luncheon and dancing immediately following ceremony
Out of respect for the bride and groom’s religious sentiments, guests are asked to dress modestly for the ceremony.
My mom hated that I asked people to dress modestly. She thought it was rude. I tried to find as polite of a way from saying it and that is what I came up with, especially considering several of the guests were not Catholic or even Christian. Mom felt that people would open it up and find it had a “holier than thou” attitude.
I didn’t get any comments though except one letter of praise.