Post # 1
So I guess invitation posts go under Paper?
My mom is getting married for the third time to the man of her dreams. I’m extremely happy for her considering everything she’s been through. It’s been a long time coming.
The wedding is most likely going to be in July and it is going to be extremely small. They are planning on having a ceremony traditional with our faith and then a meal afterward, the location is still as of yet undecided. I am certain there will be no venue booked, the ceremony will take place in a house of worship with the appropriate witnesses, and the meal will either be at a restaurant or someone’s home.
There really will not be a guest list, but there will be family and very close friends that are given an informal invitation (by this I mean no formal paper invitations will be issued). I know my mom wants to do something over email, maybe an e-vite. She asked me to post here to see if anyone has any suggestions as to appropriate wording for such an invitation.
Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
Well, I’m an encore bride and I will also be marrying the man of my dreams in my 3rd wedding. I am also 41, so I’m an “older” bride.
I feel like the wording really isn’t any difference than if it were the 1st wedding….. I did DIY invites that just indicated they were invited to help us celebrate our wedding. We are also only doing family and very close friends, so our guest list is 26 (29 will be eating with photographer / officiant / “helper”). My invites said:
Bride & Groom
invite you to witness the Celebration of Marriage
Reception to follow
We DO have a venue and a full ceremony and reception and I will be wearing a wedding dress and my FI will be in a morning coat. Although we are skipping many of the ‘traditional’ elements, like no father daugther / mother son dance, no dollar dance, no garter or bouquet toss etc. Our reception will be heavy appetizers and we are bringing games (Wii, scrabble, monopoly etc) and will have music on the iPhone that will include some wedding classics (you can’t NOT have the chicken dance, I mean, really!!!!)
I don’t think my 3rd wedding is anything less to celebrate than my 1st. Except that I’m older, so things that were *oh, so important* when I was 22 and getting married aren’t important to me now…. as I would rather spend that money on practical things. But that’s because I’m older and wiser…. not because I’ve been married before.
I’m glad your mum has found someone special!
Post # 4
Thank you 3xaCharm. Love your username by the way.
Bumping since I posted at 3 am.
Post # 5
@star_dust: i too was a 3rd time bride. i agree with @3xaCharm: there is no reason it should be any less important.
i used similar wording as any other bride would. if you want it to be a bit more informal, don’t use “the honour of your presence is requested”. i would use wording like “please join us as we celebrate this special day” or “please join b & g as they exchange vows of love”. there is no right or wrong.
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Check ou paperless post! They do really cool invitations via email that look like a paper invitation opening up. There are a lot of free options and the website also has a RSVP feature. I’m using them and its great!!
Post # 7
Thanks so much mypinkshoes and lolot!
I’ll let my mom know your suggestions and I’ll tell her to check out the paperless post.