Help with funny invite

posted 2 months ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

“Please join us as we audition for the next season of 90 Day Fiancé!” 

Post # 3
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Sugar bee

Especially in the current political climate I really would not joke about it being a green card marriage. I have heard from friends who have gone through the process that things like wedding invites are requested as “evidence” of the relationship. A joking invite would be hard to explain in an immigration interview. 

ETA: Sorry this wasn’t a lighthearted response, but I would hate for something silly meant as a joke to disqualify your fh from getting a green card! 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2020

If you live near the border, or have invitees who may be impacted by loved ones getting deported, your invitations may be considered tune deaf. Sorry I don’t have substantive suggestions. I just wanted to point it out. I also don’t see a ton of humor in green card marriages, just as I don’t think it’s funny when people joke about their marriage being their health insurance plan. 

I love the idea of a quirky, humorous wedding invite. I’d like to have one myself. I hope you find something that works for you. Maybe you could make a quip about tax benefits? 

Post # 6
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Busy bee

 

You mentioned that you are not in the US, but are you in the US after your wedding? Or before?

Customs and Immigration have no sense of humour. frown

Maybe do something funny with money?

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

Sorry, but that’s not funny. And this is coming from someone that married someone from another country.

 

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper

sweetpeaflowerbee :  “we are not from USA” — So are you talking about a green card for a different country then? If you’re talking about a green card for the USA, I think everyone gets that you’re not from here. It’s still not funny, for many reasons. It could look bad if ICE ever questions you on it, it’s perpetuating a stereotype, it’s mocking a crime, it’s insensitive to people who have been falsely accused of that crime and people who are having trouble getting their green card. The list goes on. It’s in poor taste and just isn’t funny.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

I am Latina, and I don’t know a single Latino with any character that would think your idea is funny. It is very offensive.

Post # 11
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Honey bee

I would not do this. People’s lives are being destroyed and human rights violations are occuring on the US border right now. People have died. Also if you are talking about a US green card this will seriously screw up your application.  And I’m not kidding.  

Post # 12
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Newbee

My husband and I have different citizenships, and I’m only able to live in the country that I do because we are married. We went through a lot of scary and difficult situations as a result of this. I don’t think this is the joke you should use. There are so many people for whom this is a raw and unfunny reality. 

How about if you make a joke about something else? Is there something else funny or unusual about your relationship? A dramatic difference in your personality or physical appearance that you could riff on? E.g. for me+my husband it’d be something about our difference in height, or the fact that I’m quite loud and effusive and he is quiet and deadpan. 

 

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