Post # 1
My Fiance (well husband now) got married this past thursday and we are sending out our wedding invites for our October wedding this week. We did not plan to get married early but we just found out that our Pastor will be going on a missions trip the week of our wedding and would not be here to perform the ceremony. Another Deacon from teh church will be performing the ceremony in Oct but since we have done all our premartial classes and lots of counseling (individually & together) with the pastor we felt it only natural to have him be the one to marry us. It also helps since my Fiance wants to adopt my children we can start the process now. Everyone in our wedding party was ok with it and understood as well as attended but our invites for our October wedding are due to go out next week but since word got out (which we dont mind) I dont know what would be the proper way to word the invites.
In Oct we will be having a sand ceremony that will include the children so should I send invites as if they were from the children? Or something like “the pleasure of your company is requested at the marriage of” or “We,
John Doe and Jane Doe
invite you to share in our continued love as we exchange our vows”
Post # 3
@mrsC621: Never mind I can’t read. Ignore me. I think as long as you are honest with people that you are technically already married, then okay. Some other people may be able to figure out how to phrase it.
Post # 4
Oh I am aware of it they explained it all to me when we started the paperwork back in Jan (had to get bio dads right revoked first) but they also said it would be hard to have them adopted if we werent married first.
I forgot to also mention that my grandfather is a jehovah witness and I am christian so are Oct wedding ceremony and reception are all taking place at the same location b/c he will not enter another church. So finding out that the pastor wouldnt be able to do the ceremony it felt as if we were losing out on everything so to say. (hope that makes sense)
Post # 5
What about something along the lines of
“celebrate the marriage”
“as we exchange vows”
“commit as a family”
“to the wedding of”
Post # 6
I like this: “the pleasure of your company is requested at the marriage of” but I would add celebration, so it would read:
“the pleasure of your company is requested at the celebration of marriage of”
Post # 7
@ChuckNorris: I think that sounds good!
Post # 8
@chasesgirl: no your fine. I realize I wrote “start the process now” when I shouldve better stated it