(Closed) Stuck on invitation wording, Help! I’m stressing out :(

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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1489 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

If you are hosting it yourself:

The honor of your presence
is requested at
the reaffirmation of the wedding vows of
Sharon and Martin Jones
Saturday, March 25 etc.

Or

Please join us
as we renew our wedding vows and celebrate 25 years together
Sharon and Martin Jones
Saturday, March 25 etc

Post # 4
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1230 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We sent ours out and said that we tied the knot in OC, MD and

we would love to have them help celebrate our marriage back here at home on such and such date.  We only had a reception, but walked in as if we had just married.

 

Why are you sending your invitations out so early?  Or am I just not with it?  LOL…..

Post # 7
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548 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

usually it is about 3 months prior to the wedding date, so end of Jan. or beginning of Feb would be good timing to send your invites

Post # 9
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350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would say “Marriage Celebration” on the invite rather than anything about the vows, 2nd wedding, etc…  Maybe your officiant could say something about your wedding in Hawaii, and how everyone at home means so much to you that you wanted to have this ceremony to include them. 

Post # 10
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350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Or maybe something like: 

 

Together with their Parents 

Names

Request your Presence 

as they Renew their Marriage Vows

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Location 

Reception to Follow

Post # 11
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899 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Well, I would go about this one of two ways: Do you want to announce your marriage and then invite them to a ceremony and reception celebrating the marriage? Or does everyone know you already got married and you want it to be a hometown wedding?

If it is the first, I would say something like this:

Together with their parents

Your Names

Are pleased to announce their marriage

Date when you were married

Place where you were married.

 

Or more traditional:

Parents’ names

Are pleased to announce the marriage

Of their daughter

Your name

To

Husband name

On date when you were married

Place where you were married.

 

And then add:

 

Please join us to for a ceremony and reception

To celebrate our (their) marriage.

Ceremony Time

Location

 

If you assume all of your guest know you were married, I would just write the invitations like a traditional wedding and not mention the destination wedding in the invitation and instead of wedding say celebration of their marriage and mention ceremony time and reception time.

Also, if you are stressed about invitations, I would suggest using the print-yourself invitations from Target or Michaels. We recieved a beautiful letterpress invitation and I didn’t know it was from Target until I was shopping there and saw it.

Post # 12
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899 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Also, I don’t really like the wording “vow renewal”. I would raise an eyebrow if I got an invitation to one in your situation. I think “celebration of their marriage” sound much more appropriate for what you are doing.

I think “vow renewal” would make more sense if your celebration was around your 1 year anniversay. Any eairlier seems a little strange IMO.

Post # 14
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350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Ohhh I second the recommendation to get the DIY invites from Michaels.  Always check the clearance section.  I constantly see boxes of 50 invitations for $14.99 or 9.99.  I found invites for my rehearsal dinner for only $1.99 (for a box of 12) and they’re super cute.  Usually the clearance ones are the same ones they have in their regular wedding section, but they’re customer returns (in perfect condition with all the components).   

Also, if you’re going to shop at Michaels, join their free rewards program! You get coupons emailed to you weekly for 40-50% off one item or 20-25% off your total purchase.  Sometimes you can use them on sale items (other times you can’t).  Periodically they’ll load a surprise coupon onto your rewards card electronically for like $5 or $10 off your order, too. 

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