- 8 years ago
- Wedding: June 2010
Save The Date
Put this magent on your fridge
Because we just can’t wait
to share this special day with you
so remember to save the date!
We are getting married,
and we can hardly wait!
We want you to be with us,
so be sure to save the date!
After the wedding when our loved ones have gone
and the fragrance of flowers has lingered til dawn.
When the last piece of cake at the table is cut,
the lights have all dimmed and the doors have been shut.
When everything is quiet, our memories made
and each flower petal is starting to fade,
It’s then in that moment my thoughts will be free,
to think of how special you’ve made this for me.
After the wedding and all the years through,
I’ll remember the day my dreams had come true.
It’s hard to believe
that in just a short while
Barry and I will walk down the aisle,
and there’s nothing that would give me
more joy and more pride
than to have you right there
right by my side.
The day, the dress
The bride, the groom
The joy, the tears
Will all come so soon
Professing true love
To my husband-to-be
With family and friends
All watching me
I hope the sun will
Be shining down
Keep your fingers crossed
That I’ll fit in my gown
But there’s one more thing
That there needs to be
And that’s to have you
Standing with me!
You welcomed me with open arms,
When I was strange and new.
You treat me as a sister would,
and now it’s coming true!
Here we are some time away,
from *****, our wedding day!
I’ve picked the colors
and started all our plans,
My maid of honor’s been chosen,
as well as his Best Man.
But still, there are those Special Ones
Who have been there all the way.
The bridesmaids and the ushers,
who are in our hearts to stay!
So just to make it official,
we ask you in this way
to be at my side as my bridesmaid
and share our Special Day?
Flip Flop Gift
Soon at the alter Groom and i will meet,
For standing up beside me you are so sweet,
So after the ceremony when you are tired and beat,
Just put these flip flops on your feet.
Canvas Bag of Necessities
This Bridesmaid gift was made just for you,
So you can be cared for all the day through.
A hand-sewn bag made with much love,
For all your support that held me like a glove.
A hoodie to wear while your hair is getting set.
So you won’t get your lovely dress wet.
Hair spray to keep your hair in place,
A mirror to check out our beautiful face.
Lotion to keep your fingers dry,
A packet of tissues incase you should cry.
Lip gloss in case your lips should chap,
You know this bride is watching your back.
Gum to keep your breath feeling fresh so you can have fun,
Clear nail polish in case you should have a run.
A nail file to prevent those runs I mentioned before,
I want to prepare you for what may be instore.
Band-Aids in case your shoes are not feeling OK,
A pair of flip flops to dance the night away.
Thank you so much for all you have done,
Your support, your love, and all of the fun.
There are no words to express how lucky I feel,
To have friends like you, friendship so real.
I hope this little gift helps you and brings you some glee,
It’s just a little thanks from your bride-to-be.
For the Bride
A Basket of Candles
For bride name
A basket of candles That come in a pair
In all different colors, For you two to share
The white ones burn first
They are wrapped in white lace
To celebrate your first married night
In your new chosen place
The green pair is taller, and also much thinner
Burn with the first company, you have over for dinner
The dark blue candles are for after your first fight
Use them to burn while making up all night
Pink candles set the mood and pave the way
For your first married Valentine’s Day
Now, when your first year of marriage is through
The cream anniversary pair, will light for you two.
Red candles aflame, both your futures are bright.
Celebrate promotions you’ve worked toward with all of your might.
By this time we hope, maybe, just maybe
You can light the purple ones, on the birth of your baby,
And just when you thought, you’d put these away
Take the light blue ones out-for your fifth anniversary day.
Now just one more pair left-for the big 2 5
The anniversary pair that will keep your love alive
Congratulations bride and groom (enter names)
On the start of your forever
May the two of you always be happy together
And burn these candles
Just the way we said
But please don’t forget-blow them out before bed!
Your bridal party
For Mother in Law:
You are the other mother I received
The day I wed your son
And I just want to thank you mom
For the loving things you’ve done
You’ve given me a gracious man
With whom I share my life
You are his loving mother
And I his lucky wife
You used to pat his little head
And now I hold his hand
You raised in love a little boy
And then gave me the man.
You were always there to help me
You were always there to guide me
You were always there to laugh with me
You were always there to cry with me
But most important
you were always there to love me
and I want to assure you that
I am always here to love you
We wish you happiness,and good health.
Please use this fan to cool yourself.
Take it with you when you go away
to use again another day.
Hershey’s Hugs & Kisses:
A hug, A kiss,
A promise to treasure
Thank you for sharing in our first day of forever!
A spoonful/bagful etc., of love
2 hearts/hugs & 2 kisses
Ryan & Lindsay
are now Mr. & Mrs.!!
Hugs & Kisses from the new Mr. & Mrs.
For a Kiss
If you’d like to see us kiss,
We are happy to abide;
But a love song you must sing,
To both the groom and bride.
As a table, please stand up,
Whether far or near;
and sing with loud voices,
So everyone can hear.
You can chime “More than Words,”
Or Etta James’ “At Last;”
It doesn’t matter to us,
Just avoid the clinking glass.
So come on and join in,
in our happily wedded bliss;
And indeed you’ll be rewarded,
By seeing the newlyweds kiss!
Rules for Kissing!
The Holiday Inn asks
That you not ‘clink’ your glass,
to get Terry and Nancy to kiss.
To achieve what you’re after
(and generate laughter)
the thing that you must do is this:
Get your noggins’ together,
You birds of a feather,
many heads are better than one.
Put down your drink,
what you must do is think.
If you want to see the deed done.
Come up with a song,
rhyme or skit – not too long!
the word LOVE it must contain.
Then all stand up and sing,
recite, act – do your thing,
yourselves do not restrain.
If the folks at your table
don’t think that they’re able,
to demonstrate talent like this,
there’s one other option,
(but use it with caution)
to get Terry and Nancy to kiss.
If you’d like us to kiss
We’d be happy to abide
But clinking isn’t enough
For this groom and bride
So gather up your table
Prepare yourselves to sing
You must use the word “love”
Or we won’t do our thing.
In the jar, for our pleasure,
and memories to treasure,
some printed instructions you’ll find.
You just come up and take one,
Then do it! – you’ll have fun,
and nobody here’s going to mind.
Don’t think you can do it?
Or simply get through it?
It’ll cost you – a fine you must pay.
One single loonie,
or maybe a toonie,
and everything will be okay.
After clapping and laughter,
you’ll get what you’re after,
the newlyweds are sure to embrace.
You worked hard and earned it,
and now we’ll return it,
just for the look on your face!
written by Nancy and Terry, for our wedding in August 2002. The jar contained
slips of paper each with one thing written on it like “Kiss your partner”, or “Do a
little tap dance”, or “Hug the flowergirl” – things like that. What ended up
happening was our guests added to the rules by judging each “performance” –
loud appreciation and you were off the hook – not-so-loud appreciation and you
paid a $5.00 fine to the jar. They also decided to apply this to the songs and
All proceeds from the jar were donated to a Christian children’s charity called
CHILDCARE INTERNATIONAL. Because everyone knew this, they were exceedingly
generous – beyond anything we had imagined! Even the smallest children
participated, begging loonies from parents and grandparents to put in the jar.
The Native American Wedding Prayer
Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be shelter to the other.
Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be the warmth to each other.
Now there is no more loneliness, for each of you will be companion to each other.
Now you are two bodies, but there is only one life before you.
Go now to your dwelling place, to enter your days of togetherness.
The Ragged Wood
by William Butler Yeats
O, hurry, where by water, among the trees,
The delicate-stepping stag and his lady sigh,
When they have looked upon their images
Would none had ever loved but you and I!
Or have you heard that sliding silver-shoed
Pale silver-proud queen-woman of the sky,
When the sun looked out of his golden hood?
O, that none ever loved but you and I!
O hurry to the ragged wood, for there
I will drive all those lovers out and cry
O, my share of the world, O, yellow hair!
No one has ever loved but you and I.
Love needs to be set alight
again and again, and in thanks
for tending it, will do its very
best not to consume us.
– William Matthews, from “After All: Last Poems”
So we grew together,
Like to a double cherry, seeming parted,
But yet an union in partition–
Two lovely berries moulded on one stem.
Love, which is the essence of God, is not for levity, but for the total worth of man.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), American essayist, poet, philosopher.
“They say love is blindness of heart; I say not to love is blindness.”
– Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French poet, novelist, playwright, essayist.
“Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself. Love possesses not
nor would it be possessed; For love is sufficient unto love.”
– Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931), Syrian-born American poet, novelist.
Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal
state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.
Anton Chekhov (1860 – 1904), O Magazine, February 2004
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
Bertrand Russell (1872 – 1970), Marriage and Morals (1929) ch. 19
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if
there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Carl Jung (1875 – 1961)
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon sand.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Love is everything it’s cracked up to be…It really is worth fighting for, being brave
for, risking everything for.
Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from
Why Marriage? by Mari Nichols-Haining
Because to the depths of me, I long to love one person,
With all my heart, my soul, my mind, my body…
Because I need a forever friend to trust with the intimacies of me,
Who won’t hold them against me,
Who loves me when I’m unlikable,
Who sees the small child in me, and
Who looks for the divine potential of me…
Because I need to cuddle in the warmth of the night
With someone who thanks God for me,
With someone I feel blessed to hold…
Because marriage means opportunity
To grow in love in friendship…
Because marriage is a discipline
To be added to a list of achievements…
Because marriages do not fail, people fail
When they enter into marriage
Expecting another to make them whole…
Because, knowing this,
I promise myself to take full responsibility
For my spiritual, mental and physical wholeness
I create me,
I take half of the responsibility for my marriage
Together we create our marriage…
Because with this understanding,
The possibilities are limitless.
There is nothing sweeter
than a happy married life,
the wonderful companionship
you’ll share as man and wife.
there is nothing greater
than a love which time endears.
A love that will bring contentment
to you both, throughout the years.
The wedding ring you will give and wear
is a symbol of the love you share,
it is a circle-never-ending.
As your lives and love are blending
Today may the goodness of your love bless
Your lives with endless happiness.
Our guest book is this photo frame
We’d love to have you sign your name
And write, perhaps, a line or two
By which we may remember you
Then, when our wedding day has passed
Our memories of this day will last
For when we look at it, we’ll see
Kind words from Friends and Family
Weddings are more than just rings and tossed rice
In leiu(sp?) of a geustbook we ask for well wishes and advice
So grab a pen and paper, write what you wish
Just remember to sign your name before putting it in the dish
As we begin our journey –
A brand new Mr. and Mrs.
We surely could use
Your advice and good wishes.
Share with us your wisdom
About marriage love and life
The secret to being a good husband
Or a top notch, first rate wife
Jot down a memory,
A reminder of our day.
A doodle or picture will do
If you don’t know what to say.
Please don’t forget –
It would be such a shame
Don’t drop your card in the bowl
Without signing your name.
Whatever you pen,
We’re sure to treasure
Long after this day has passed,
Your words will bring us pleasure
Along with your Name
Please Write Thoughts and Wishes
to the New Mr. and Mrs.
From each of your experiences,
Comes a very treasured gift,
a piece of knowledge,
we didn’t know exists.
Please share with us your wisdom,
about marriage, love, and life,
How to be a loving husband,
or the perfect wife.
Please write your
Thoughts and gestures,
to share with us for life,
for the greatest gift of all,
is the gift of your advice.
Note for recipe card for shower
Remember when a bride is new
She may not be sure just what to do
Many a fine dinner’s [bride’s name] will cook
As long as she knows just where to look
A cookbook is perfect for that bill
We thought we’d help her if you will
Instructions for cake, ingrediants for soup
This book will come from the entire group
So, on this card, jot down your favorite recipe
For a lovely cookbook for the bride to be
Poem for Household Gift
Here are some tips from us to you:
To help your marriage stick like glue
Oh, how fantastic marriage can be it’s true!
No longer solo in a few weeks
The pledge you and Bentley make is for keeps.
Though you are glad that you have found a genuine honey
who wisked you off the ground,
marriage you will soon discover is certainly not equal.
As you concentrate vividly on your next trial
Bentley will probably have been napping awhile.
Bentley is very loving, with a bounce in his step, too–
because he is getting it all with you!
The two of you together it’s plain to see
fit each other to a tea.
You and Bentley should never shout
because that’s not what marriage is about.
Treat each other with kid gloves,
give each other lots of hugs,
and the measure of your success
will be the happiness you possess.
Face each day with cheer and you both will have a zestful first year.
To snuggle and caress is the key to happiness–and it’s free!
May love and joy fill your hearts all the way
and let’s hope May 26th is not filled with rain but sunlight that day.
We know that the days of your married life will be X-tra bright
as your love increases after each little fight.
And may the dove of peace bring a bounty of love to your life.
Rehearsal Dinner Poem
Before (Bride) and (Groom)
can walk down the aisle
We must get together
for a quick wedding trial
The rehearsal will begin
at (time) on the dot
Where the Mr. and Mrs.
will soon tie the knot
Once we have practiced
we hope you will stay
We will gather for dinner
before we part ways.
Three nights before
Their wedding festivities,
The bride and groom
Have planned some activities
Before the chatter of guests,
Bouquet tosses, and “I do’s”
The wedding party
Has some rehearsing to do
We’ll practice until
We’ve got our steps down
Then we’re headed to Timonium
For dinner in town
You are invited to join us at
5:30 pm for the rehearsal at
10440 Falls Road
Dinner will begin at about 6:45 pm
Steak and Ale Restaurant
60 W. Timonium Road
Please RSVP to Nicole & David at (410) XXX-XXXX
Bathroom Basket Poem
Compliments of the newlyweds,
To help you feel your best!
Just use a little…freshen up,
And leave for other guests!
If your skin feels dry, your hair out of place,
Your throat is parched, or whatever the case.
We’ve put this together to help you along,
Now get yourself out there before the next song!
So happy you’re here to share in our special day!
But should something happen to go astray,
Please help yourself to the contents within,
Wet wipe, hand lotion, and even aspirin,
Use only what you need and leave the rest,
It may also be useful to another guest,
So repair the damage that may have been done,
Then hurry on back and join in the fun!
Compliments of the newlyweds!
Here is a camera
Please use it a lot,
To take pictures of
What the photographer will not.
The flash is required
Because it is night.
If you don’t use it,
The snaps won’t come out right.
Hold the front switch over
‘Til the little light flutters.
You’re all ready now!!
So please press the shutter.
The perfect distance
Is four to ten feet.
Any nearer or farther
Will be your defeat.
At the end of the evening
With all film exposed,
Return to the best man,
Who’ll develop the photos.
The bride and groom have a request
So put on a big smile
And look your best
When you see some fun
Take the hint
You snap the camera
And we’ll make the print!
Take this camera and have some fun
Get some pictures of everyone!
Maybe you’ll see something
We didn’t see
That we can keep as a memory!
See this camera sitting here —
It’s for your use, we say.
To help us capture memories
On this, our wedding day.
Share the camera among the guests.
Some candid shots please take.
Then leave the camera when you’re done.
An album we will make.
You’ve helped to make our special day
Complete with love and laughter.
Thank you all so very much
For the memories you did capture!
To celebrate this special day,
Pick a camera and really play.
Leave it on the table when you are through,
So Carrie and Robert can develop the pictures taken by you.
This is a very special gift
for Anne and Bob to see.
The Reason it’s so special is,
‘Cause it’s from you and me.
Take a posed or candid snapshot
and when all the film is through,
leave the camera by the door
so they’ll have these memories of you.
Please take pictures throughout the night
This camera is here for your delight
Table shots, candids, the bride & groom,
whatever you like throughout the room.
Join in the fun on our special day;
Capture some memories in your own special way.
Take a few pictures and then pass it on;
leave it on the table when the exposures are gone!
We can’t wait to see what develops!
Pick me up and use me
Take pictures of you
Pull me a face
And make me laugh
And don’t forget to use the flash
I’m a little camera
Short and Stout
Pick me up
And point me out
Get under the table,
Stand up on a chair,
Hang from the rafters,
Give someone a scare.
Whatever you do to make them all laugh
Remember me, and my little flash