(Closed) What on earth do we call this?

posted 8 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think the trouble is that you’re looking for a noun, when all you need are verbs!

Instead of agonizing over what to call it, focus on wording like “Please help us celebrate our new marriage” or “We are having a party to celebrate our new marriage with all of our friends and family.” The noun is just plain party, but you’ve made it crystal clear what the occasion is. 

I would actually skip “better late than never” because it almost implies that you did something wrong, even though it’s cute. People usually say it when they’ve screwed up, right? I know I do!

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper

i think you answered your question several times in your post! so you can say something like “please join us for a celebration of our marriage”  to get the point across, i think you CAN call it a reception, just not a wedding reception.  so even better you can say “please join us for a reception in celebration of our marriage”

that way you can use the word reception rather than party, because party makes it sounds less formal or serious.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Mrs Grape: Can you imagine anyone in your life who would say, “This isn’t a new marriage! They’ve been married a year AND A MONTH!” If you can, don’t invite that creepy person! 

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

Is your theme light and fun or more formal?

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

What if you just call it an 11 month celebration on 11.11.11?

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I suggest “Please join us for a celebration of our marriage”.

I would leave out the “new”. When I read it I didn’t think that your marriage was new or old. It made me think one of you had been married before .

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