Tips and Samples on How to Write Religious Wedding Invitation
Marriage is a ceremony that celebrates the holy union between you and your significant other. In order to highlight religion in your celebration, there are different wordings you could incorporate in your wedding invitations. Religious wedding invitation wordings should center on your faith, which is an essential part of your marriage.
Incorporating Bible verses in your announcements is a simple yet grand gesture to place your faith as the center of your ceremony. These are quotes that you can read on your reception or your toast to inspire your friends and relatives and to surround your celebration with the solemnity of religion. Here are some verses you can include in your letter:
“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.” – 1 John 4:16
“My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ.” -Colossians 2:2
“Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” – Genesis 2:24
Even your non-Christian will be able to relate to Bible verses about love as there are plenty of wise sayings about it in the Bible. These are examples of famous verses that are inspired by love and relationships.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.” – 1 Corinthians 13:4-5
“He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”” – Matthew 19:4-6
Introducing a Bible Verse
After introducing a beautiful Bible verse, you may continue to the greetings and announcement of your union. You may write something along the lines of “You are invited to witness the holy union of Ms. Jessica White and Mr. Anthony Lopez” or “Together with their parents, Susan Moore and Mark Howard request the honour of your presence as Christ unites them as one.”
This is a straightforward way to still incorporate the presence of Christ in your introduction while presenting the names of the bride and the groom. Religious wedding invitation announcements would usually present the parents of the couple too. After this, write the details of the wedding.
To give the guests complete information about the ceremonies, present the time and date of the union, and the church where it is to be celebrated. It is also a good manner to include the name of the priest or pastor who will be officiating the wedding.
Here is an example:
“On the 23rd day of June 2020, Tuesday, at 11 am
St. John’s Episcopal Church,
516 E Broughton St
To be officiated by Rev.
You may also choose to spell the numbers out if you want to emphasize the font and style of your letter design.
“They have chosen to begin their new life together on
The twenty-second day of October, two thousand twenty,
At five o’clock in the afternoon
Highland Park Presbyterian Church, Texas
To be graced with His Reverence, Father John Houston”
You may end it at this note, or you can choose to write the Bible verse after these announcements than before. Also, it is important to note that in Christian weddings, the holy matrimony is to be held in a different venue as the reception. The details for the reception can be written on another card as not to be confused with the Church celebration.
As a whole, your introduction may look something like this,
“Mr. & Mrs. Preston requests the honor of your presence
In the celebration of the holy matrimony of their daughter
Mr. & Mrs. Jackson
On the 28th day of November
Two thousand and twenty
At three o’clock in the afternoon
Fitzrovia Chapel, Fitzroy Place,
2 Pearson Square, London
To be officiated by His Reverend, Father Lesley James
“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God,
and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.”
-1 John 4:7”
After the main announcements, you can have other cards such as the reception letter, RSVP card, sponsor list, catering menu, and others. There are also ways to incorporate religion in these parts of your letter, such as the design.
Religion wedding invitations are usually written in papers on the shade of white. You may use specialty papers in cream, beige, or light pastel colors. The texts can be written in an embossed style, which can be stylized using gold or silver colors. However, plenty of religious weddings do not necessarily have to go for the traditional look. After all, it is a celebration. As long as it doesn’t stir away from the subject of holy matrimony under your religion, go ahead and choose your favored design!
Some elements can be added to your letter to further elevate the look of your card. The most elegant symbols are gold rings joined together or the silhouette of doves. The sign of the Cross is also a very solemn tribute to Christ, which can be placed at the top part of your letters.
Couples who are active in their churches may opt to add donation letters or sponsor letters in the last part of their invitations. As gratitude to Christ, it is a noble effort to give back to Charities or those who seek help. After all, the affair is centered on love, and what better way to manifest this than by spreading it towards your neighbor.