Wedding invitation, addressed to The Us Family, reads:
Blah and Blah
have much pleasure in inviting you to a service of blessing at blah college Chapel, at 5pm on blah and to a reception in college, following the service.
What should the formal (or not so formal) reply be? I'm a bit stumpted 'cos the envelope was addressed to us as a family, and normally you say something like 'Mr and Mrs have great pleasure ....' or something like that. TIA
No, just send them back a note saying 'Thank you, we'd love to come'.
Wording like 'Mr & Mrs so-and-so request the pleasure' is pretty standard when you order the invitation cards, isn't it? All our invites said that but all the replies said 'Cheers - see you there!' or suchlike
Whose wedding is it? Prince William's? I would just reply as binkie suggested or buy one of those printed acceptance cards which usually just leave romm fo you to sign your names in which case I might put The X Family to avoid writing out all 6 of our names!
Carla, its up to you really. If you think they'd appreciate the formal reply, then it is courteous to go for that. If you think they would just appreciate a response, something in your own words is fine.
Or......... you could go for the formal response and underneath write a little note saying hope all's well, looking forward to seeing you on the big day.