sentence from a wedding invitation

German translation: Ehre Ihrer Anwesenheit

12:12 May 15, 2000
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English term or phrase: sentence from a wedding invitation
Please translate the following sentence from a wedding invitation: "The priviledge of your company is requested to celebrate the marriage of X and Y..." and then the date, time, and place follow. Thanks much in advance!
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German translation:Ehre Ihrer Anwesenheit
Explanation:
Wir bitten um die Ehre Ihrer Anwesenheit zu den Feierlichkeiten anlässlich der Hochzeit von X und Y.

Hdh
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Iris Ludolf
Local time: 17:51
Grading comment
First of all, thanks to all the people who took the time to post a reply. I was trying to find a sentence that flowed, and this is what I ended up using with a couple of small modifications. Contrary to what another poster said, the English phrasing used is quite common in American wedding invitations. It gets difficult when the text differs slightly from the norm such as when it's not the parents who formally invite the guests, rather the bride and groom themselves, as in this case.
Cheerio,
Dierk
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Summary of answers provided
nasee below
Anita Millar (X)
nabeehren sich,
Ulrike Lieder (X)
naEhre Ihrer Anwesenheit
Iris Ludolf
naText
Rasmus Neikes
naHaben die Ehre
Dr. Sahib Bleher


  

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4 mins
Haben die Ehre


Explanation:
Wir haben die Ehre, Sie zur Hochzeitsfeier von X und Y einzuladen.
"company" hier bedeutet Begleitung, Gegenwart.

Dr. Sahib Bleher
Local time: 16:51
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 106
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22 mins
Text


Explanation:
The style is a bit strange - they are trying to say that it is an honour to have the guests there as well as that they *need* them to be there if they want to celebrate their wedding the "right" way. It suggests that it would be wrong not to have these people there.

Try "Wir bitten um die Ehre Ihrer Anwesenheit, die benoetigt wird um die Hochzeit von X und Y zu feiern."

I am not sure if you should use "ihr" or "euch" and you might want to use "zelebrieren" instead of feiern.

HTH,

Rasmus.

Rasmus Neikes
Local time: 16:51
PRO pts in pair: 11
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27 mins
Ehre Ihrer Anwesenheit


Explanation:
Wir bitten um die Ehre Ihrer Anwesenheit zu den Feierlichkeiten anlässlich der Hochzeit von X und Y.

Hdh

Iris Ludolf
Local time: 17:51
PRO pts in pair: 34
Grading comment
First of all, thanks to all the people who took the time to post a reply. I was trying to find a sentence that flowed, and this is what I ended up using with a couple of small modifications. Contrary to what another poster said, the English phrasing used is quite common in American wedding invitations. It gets difficult when the text differs slightly from the norm such as when it's not the parents who formally invite the guests, rather the bride and groom themselves, as in this case.
Cheerio,
Dierk
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27 mins
beehren sich,


Explanation:
Formal German would use "beehren sich, zur Vermählung ihrer Tochter / ihres Sohnes ... [mit/am etc.] einzuladen". Wedding announcements are still published in the local papers, in what I can only describe as "personal ads", often with some sort of clipart-like graphics (rings, doves, you name it). Times and styles have changed a bit, but in formal announcements, you will still find "Herr und Frau ... beehren sich, die Vermählung ihrer Tochter ... mit Herrn ... anzuzeigen."

Ulrike Lieder (X)
Local time: 08:51
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 1505
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28 mins
see below


Explanation:
Wir würden uns geehrt fühlen, Sie zu unseren Gästen bei der Hochzeit von X und Y zählen zu dürfen.

Anita Millar (X)
Local time: 16:51
PRO pts in pair: 19
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