Post # 1
Need help with wording for a post wedding celebration. We will be hosting the party ourselves without help of family. How does this sound? Any suggestions are appreciated! Thank you!
BRIDE FIRST and MAIDEN NAME & GROOM FIRST and LAST NAME
WERE MARRIED APRIL 30 2012 IN HAWAII
PLEASE JOIN US FOR A CELEBRATION OF OUR MARRIAGE
Followed by time date and location details.
My goal is to keep the invitation very informal.
Opinions on if I should use my Maiden name or new last name?
Post # 3
What purpose does the “we” serve. Looks/reads much better without.
Post # 4
I’d probably go with something more like this:
are happy to announce
Please join them
for a celebration
And totally ok to use your married name if you’re planning to change, since the legal wedding has already happened!
Post # 5
I went back and forth between using first and third person. I thought going with first person was a little more casual, which is what I’m going for. Which is why I added “we”. However, I wasn’t sure if the “we” sounded right, I guess maybe it doesnt?
Post # 6
If you would like to use first person what about:
Invite you to share in a celebration of our marriage.
*if the invites are going out after your marriage use your new name. If they will be going out before your wedding then your maiden name would be the proper way to go.
Post # 7
@MichelleLisa143: It doesn’t sound right without the “we” either with the way it’s worded. To keep it first person you would need the “we” and to change the wording to reflect that the wording is all part of the same “sentence” or thought.
Post # 8
Thanks so much for your advice. So it might sound better to leave out the details of our wedding and date?
Post # 9
The sample on Weddingstar reads:
joined hearts and were married
in New York, NY
on Saturday, the sixth of September
two thousand fourteen
join them for a wedding reception
Saturday, the twenty-sixth of October
two thousand fourteen
five o’clock in the evening
New York Marriott
85 West Street
New York, NY
Post # 10
@MichelleLisa143: It depends on your crowd. My cousin just put something on hers stating that they were getting married in a small private ceremony with only close family and friends. I don’t think I know anybody who’s up in arms about it.
I think it would also depend on how long after the wedding your celebration is taking place. My cousin’s is about a month after her wedding. My Fiance and I are having some invitation only invites (it’s actually common and acceptable around our families), but our wedding and ceremony are same day. Since that is the case we left off our ceremony information because I think that would cause more problems.
Post # 11
If you want keep it informal would this go too far?
We married April 30, 2012 in Hawaii
But we’d love to celebrate with everyone at home!
Followed by time date and location details
Jane & John Smith
(unless you are keeping your name then: Jane Doe & John Smith)
Post # 12
The celebration is about 3 months later. A lot of the people who will be invited to the party do already know that we have already been married, and nobody was upset at all. Our families are encouraging this party actually.. There are a few people that may not know, so I thought to maybe just add it on. Plus it took up some space on the paper lol.
Post # 13
Americano – that does sound very good too!
Post # 14
This was how I worded ours:
On July 20, 2012 something wonderful is happening…
Brides’ first, middle and maiden name
Groom’s first, middle, last name
Will be married in a private beach ceremony in Nassau, Bahamas.
Please join us to celebrate!
Our “happily ever after” party will be held in Colorado at:
name/address of venue
On August 17, 2012 from 7- 11:00 pm
BBQ, drinks, cake, music & dancing…all we need is you!
Post # 15
@MichelleLisa143: Psht then add away!
I like what Americano suggested. It’s informal and fun! I think it would get your guests excited.