(Closed) How do I word a wedding announcement to my bio-mother?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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503 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Is it too late to send an engagement announcement?

If not, here is how I would continue your letter:

…That was not possible but we hope to share a little bit of our day with you through these pictures. I hope all is well with you and the family.

Sincerely,

X

Post # 5
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1438 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@serabell

I am in the same boat … I don’t know whether or not to invite my mother (was raised in foster care and by my Aunt). We are not close at all, and she has a drug habit.

I was hoping to avoid the whole situation by just not telling her I was engaged (which was going wonderfully), but she showed up to Christmas, and the cat got let out of the bag. So, so much for the just sending her a letter afterwards plan. Now I have to decide to invite her or not (any thoughts?).

But, as for your question … if you do something like:

Dear Mom,

I hope this letter finds you well. I just wanted to share the exciting news that I have gotten married to a wonderful man named _____. It was a small and intimate ceremony, but I will send along some pictures once we get them back from the photographer.

Serabell

Post # 6
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1580 posts
Bumble bee

I like what awakemysoul wrote. I wouldn’t put anything in the letter about why you didn’t invite her or send her an engagement announcement. A short and sweet note will be fine.

Post # 7
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581 posts
Busy bee

First off, Congratulations!

awakemysoul crafted a perfect way to let your mom know of your marriage.  You could end with “, but I will send along some pictures once they become available.”  This way you can send snapshorts or pictures from the photographer (which are pricey)!

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