- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014
I’m just looking for a few opinions on my “Save the Date, well really Week” invitations before I order all of them.
In short, I’m having a destination cruise wedding at sea in June 2014. I’d like to send these out as soon as possible to allow anyone who needs/wants to go/plan/save the ability to do so.
After reading several blogs, I’ve read that there’s a lot of contension when it comes to the whole elope then wedding thing, and I can appreciate that some may have hurt feelings just seeing a “redo”. Thus, the reason why I wrote my “Save the Week” the way I did “celebrate our marriage”.
I’m trying to keep everyone on the level with the facts because I know it’s a lot of money and time to come out and celebrate with us.
Our private civil ceremony is either going to be just us and two random witness OR us and our parents and siblings with a lunch/dinner afterwards. We plan on getting married at the beginning of June right before we get on the cruise ship. On the cruise ship, we’re doing a symbolic ceremony with ring exchange, reception, and cake.
Thanks in Advance,
P.S. On the formal invitations: I plan on wording it “solidify our vows”, “vow renewal” or something like that.
Just in case anyone is wondering:
- We are doing the legal wedding stateside not only because its cheaper, but because I’d rather not have to wade through another country’s legal system to get extra copies of my marriage license.
- We currently have no intentions of having a stateside reception thereafter. Too many people, too many personalities, and Version 1.0 of the Wedding turned into a Circus to say the least — “You gotta invite the person who you haven’t seen or spoke to in 20 years who changed your diaper once when you were 6 months old.”
- We’re not registering for gifts. Honestly, we don’t care about them. This will be his second wedding, and it will be my first. We considered doing the private civil ceremony (JOP) and stopping. After all, we will have been together for going on 5 years. But I didn’t want to regret in 20 years not having a white wedding surrounded by friends and family.