(Closed) invitation help!!!

posted 5 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’d suggest just looking at tons of examples and samples out there. Go on Pinterest and Etsy and look at invites and find a wording you like. I’ve never seen kids mentioned on an invite, but it’s your wedding and your invites!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m putting a note in here so I remember to come back later and give you an answer for this!!!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Rather than saying ” so-and-so’s parents invite you…” just have the invitation state that “you are invited”. You can even throw in something about the honor of their presence or the pleasure of their company being requested. Ask the guests to attend the start of your new life together, to celebrate your marriage, to witness your joining as husband and wife, or simply to attend your wedding.

As for the kids, I think that it’s probably best not to name them by name (they’re not the ones getting married, after all) but to use the word “family”. Something like…

You are cordially invited to join

MARLEY JAMES & KEVIN MARKOWITZ

as they become husband and wife

and start their new life together as one family

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

You can also say:

Barbie and Ken, together with their families….

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@blessings:  Good! You were supposed to like it! 🙂

I really do like that you’re drawing attention to the impact that your marriage will have on your children. You don’t say whether they’re yours together or whether you’re each bringing one to the marriage, but it doesn’t matter. It’s a change for them, and it’s very kind of you to recognize it.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think (after looking around online) that writing the actual children’s names on the invite would probably look…’off’. I do like the idea of including them via the word ‘family’. You could say ‘at the uniting of their family’ or ‘as their family becomes a complete circle’. Its kinda cheesy but you get the idea…

I think if you use something similiar as the posted wordage above it from redbirdevents it would be sufficiant – but you can go above and beyond at the actual event to make them feel like they are apart of it.

I have seen some families even buy the children rings or necklaces and do kind of a round-robbin exchange. You could have them all pour sand or be part of the unity candle service. (I personally like the planting a tree idea). When you do other things like cake cutting, first dance, – gasp! you could even have them walk you down the aisle! awww! Things like that though will be a lot more special to them then seeing their names on a card sent to a bunch of people they probably barely know.

Maybe even let them register for something in the gift registry?

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