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    Post Which one is correct?

    This is to inform you that Mr. X has made a request for emergency leave
    from xxxx to xxxx, to attend his brother's marriage / wedding in his home town

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    Re: Which one is correct?

    Hi, Annecy!

    Both words would be appropriate to use.

    The main difference between 'marriage' and 'wedding' is that the former is the state of being legally joined as husband and wife, while the latter is the marriage celebration.

    Although 'marriage' can also mean the official ceremony of being married, the term 'wedding' is normally used for the actual celebration.

    My preference would be:

    "This is to inform you that Mr. X has made a request for emergency leave from xxxx to xxxx to attend his brother's wedding in (city/state)"

    Cheers,
    Amigo

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    Re: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Annecy View Post
    This is to inform you that Mr. X has made a request for emergency leave
    from xxxx to xxxx, to attend his brother's marriage / wedding in his home town
    "Emergency leave" sounds a bit dramatic for something that is planned.

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    Re: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    "Emergency leave" sounds a bit dramatic for something that is planned.
    It was a shotgun wedding!!!!

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