(Closed) "established in…" sign

posted 5 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
Hostess
2999 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@cirk:  Hmmm, I really like the “Established” phrasing.  I would personally do 2013 when they got married because they are officially becoming the SMITHS. BUT, I would do “The Smith’s” before I would do the 2007 when they started dating. 

Post # 4
Member
507 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Cabin

You could say something like…

“The Smiths

  est:2013″

“but a family since xxxx(year of daughter’s birth)” underneath in small print.. 

Post # 5
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9181 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Yeah, I think the “established in” thing doesn’t work well for couples who have been together for a longer time before marriage.  It sort of diminishes the importance of the pre-wedding life together.  (Speaking as someone who has 10+ years with her guy before engagement/marriage.)

Post # 6
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1430 posts
Bumble bee

I love the established signs and had gifted those too but it doesn’t really work out as nicely when they started a family before they were married. The year they marry may not be as significant to them as the other years.  Maybe something like..

” The Smiths”

Love Est. (the year they met) 

 

Post # 7
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1060 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@mrs.stormylove:  + 1. I like the ‘love est.’ wording. We had been dating for 11 years before marriage so in our photo guest book that I made, the first picture was at the place we met and has the est. date that we started dating. I felt like putting the year we were married sort of diminished the importance of the last 11 years.

Post # 8
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2260 posts
Buzzing bee

@mrs.stormylove:  +1  

I think it would be a safe bet to go with the date they started dating versus married. 

Post # 10
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1669 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My SO and I actually just had an argument about this with a PILLOW that says our first name initials, est… whenever. I wanted our wedding year (next year) and HE wanted when we fell in love. Since it wasn’t our last names, he won.  I had no idea he’d be so adamant about it, it was too funny. PS the pillow is from pottery barn and is adorable.

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