(Closed) Does “former student of the bride” sound cold?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Is "former student of the bride" okay?
    Yes, it's fine. : (4 votes)
    15 %
    No, I would go with something else, like the suggestion I'm about to write in a comment. : (23 votes)
    85 %
  • Post # 3
    2100 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012


    “dear friends and former students”

    “best former pupils of the bride”

    “special guests and former students of the bride”

    It is not cold but might want to make it sound more personal 🙂


    Post # 4
    33 posts
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I agree with unixfairy this makes it clear that these people mean a lot to you!


    Post # 5
    423 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I like the sound of, “special guests and former students…” like unixfairy suggested.  Just warms it up a touch.  You are obviously sooo thrilled that they are attending, but that isn’t quite coming across in the original.   

    Post # 6
    899 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Yep, I like “special friends (or guests) and former students of the bride.”


    Post # 7
    3461 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    you could add in that they are from Japan/you taught them there

    Post # 8
    1088 posts
    Bumble bee

    I agree with previous posts.. such as dear friends and former students of the bride, or special guests…

    they are travelling a long way!! they deserve a little more 😉

    Post # 10
    2750 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    “Student of the Bride” is fine.  No need to state “former”.  As a teacher, no matter where my kids grow, they were always my students. =)

    Post # 11
    1477 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    ‘Friends of the bride,’ unless you want to acknowledge that they were your students.

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