Post # 1
Had you ever received a funny invitation? Tell me about it!
It’s for our civil ceremony, the formal ceremony is religious and that’s another formal invitation we already have, so we want to make this one fun!!
We are looking for a funny joke about getting married because of a Visa/Green card
We are from different countries (he is from Argentina) so we want to exploit that and if you’ve got a funny one it would be awesome
*I’ve been reading this site a lot so I know some people can be judgy, I just want to inform everyone that this is supose to be funny and lighthearted
Post # 2
“Please join us as we audition for the next season of 90 Day Fiancé!”
Post # 3
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 # 4
neverbeenstungbee : Thanks! That’s funny!
browneyedgirl24 : I didn’t wanted to explain myself but we are not from USA, but thanks.
Edit to add for future questions:
He already has his permit, he needs 1.5 more years to become naturalized on his own merits, he doesn’t need our marriage for that in any way, he could become naturalized via our marriage but it would be a year sooner to do it by his own company.
I hope we can let this go and I get some funny suggestions! 😅
Post # 5
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
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.
Maybe do something funny with money?
Post # 7
Sorry, but that’s not funny. And this is coming from someone that married someone from another country.
Post # 8
sweetpeaflowerbee : I fail to see the humor in your idea.
Post # 9
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
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
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
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.