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Catholic Weddings

Catholic weddings with a full mass can be long events. When possible, indicate that a mass will take place on your invitation so your guests can prepare.

To do so, use the wording "nuptial mass" or "holy matrimony." You may also add the words "catholic church" after the name of your parish.

If your reception is a separate event, include a reception card with event details.

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LDS Weddings

LDS ceremonies are small and intimate. Invitations are typically for the reception, not the wedding. Include Ceremony Cards for guests invited to the service. LDS invitations usually mention the name of the temple where the ceremony took place.

LDS members believe that their marriage is not only for all 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.

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Islamic Weddings

Islamic weddings have two separate occasions: the Nikaah and the Walima. The Nikaah is the event when the couple exchanges vows. The Walima is the wedding reception. Different invitations are sent for each event.

Often the wording "In the name of Allah the most beneficent and the most merciful" is placed at the top of the invitation.

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Hindu Weddings

Hindu weddings tend to be large, vibrant, celebrations. Very traditional weddings may have many events spread out over several days. Include Enclosure Cards to invite guests to your additional wedding events.

Traditionally, RSVP cards are seen and not needed and therefore omitted. However many modern couples are choosing to include them, or have guest’s RSVP via a website.

Hindu invitation cards tend to be red or have red elements on them.

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Inter-Faith Weddings

Love crosses all boundaries and breaks all barriers. When planning an interfaith ceremony, you may want to plan with special care so that all guests know what to expect.

When planning a ceremony in a church where there will be a religious service, use the phrasing "nuptial mass" or "holy matrimony."

If planning a secular ceremony, there is no need to let guests know on your invitation.

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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.

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