4 Jewish Wedding Invitation Wording Examples

Posted on March 29, 2014 by Tijon Employee
Jewish tradition is based on the belief that marriages are made in heaven, with couples brought together to marry one another by God himself. Since these individuals are joined together, your standard Jewish wedding invitation does not read one being married “to” the other but instead bride “and” groom. The customs of Jewish weddings involve the joining of two families together. Therefore, the parents of the groom appear on the invitations beneath the groom’s name or towards the top under the bride’s parents. Lastly, with Jewish wedding invitations, Hebrew lettering is commonly placed at the top of the invitation related to a verse or quotation of cultural meaning.

Sample One:
[bride’s name] and [groom’s name]
together with their parents
[name of bride’s parents]
[name of groom’s parents]
Invite you to share their joy
When they exchange marriage vows
And begin their new life together.

Sample Two:
[name of bride’s parents]
[name of groom’s parents]
Invite you to share in the union of their children
[bride’s name] and [groom’s name]

Sample Three:
From generation to generation, 
we carry on,
with the richness of tradition
and the promise of tomorrow
[bride’s name] and [groom’s name]
together with their parents
[name of bride’s parents]
[name of groom’s parents]
invite you to share their happiness
when they exchange marriage vows
and begin their new life together.

Sample Four:
With pride and joy, we invite you
to share a special day in our lives
as our children
[bride name]
[groom’s name]
exchange marriage vows
and begin their new life

Constructing the Wedding Invitation
The components should be followed when creating a Jewish wedding invitation.

• A Hebrew translator to type and edit the word usage.
• Small font size that allows the variation of English and Hebrew word usage.
• Symbol to represent the unit of the couple.
• Regardless of the situation, the bride is always listed first on the invitation.
• Deceased parents are not mentioned on the invitation.
• Step parents are generally not mentioned as hosts, only biological parents.

Specific word usages can mean different things when it comes to a Jewish wedding invitation. Common verbiage used are terms such as celebrate, joy, share the joy, bliss, and pride. 

All invitations and enclosures should be placed in the envelope facing right side up so the invitee will pull out with their right hand having the invitation upright. Enclosures should be stacked from largest to smallest and the RSVP set at the top of the invitation. 

Common Religious Quotes
These quotes are commonly found used as a part of the invitation.

• “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.” – Song of Solomon
• “Entreat me not to leave you or return from loving you. Where you go, I will go. Where you live I will live. Your people shall be my people. And your God shall be my God.” – Ruth 1:16

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