Tuesday, April 24, 2012

What You'll be Reading

FI and I are in an interesting scenario with our wedding invitations.  Because we are hosting the wedding, our parents names will not be listed on the invitations.  This means that traditional invitation wording will not make sense to use in our situation.


Mr. and Mrs. Amanda's Parents 
request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter 
Amanda Middle 
to 
Dylan Middle 
son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Dylan's Parents 
Saturday, the sixth of October 
two thousand twelve 
at five o'clock in the evening 
Roger Williams Botanical Center
Providence, RI

FI and I are also not getting married in a religious ceremony, so all of the wording that has some religious affiliation would also not make sense to use.

We wanted to find something that wasn't too overused, but at the same time, wasn't too mushy, awkward, dorky, or weird - I know, I'm using such technical terms, aren't I?

I ended up finding our wording at Invitation Consultants, but before I reveal what we have chosen, I wanted to show you what we did not choose.

Just like a page out of a fairy tale the storybook romance comes true... 
Amanda Middle Lastname 
and 
Dylan Middle Lastname 
request the honor of your presence 
on Saturday, the sixth of October 
two thousand twelve 
at five o'clock in the evening 
Roger Williams Botanical Center
Providence, RI

This one was not chosen because we are not in a fairy tale, and I am NOT a princess, and do not want to be called one on my wedding day.  //End Rant


Or...


From the first 'tee' 
we knew we 'wood' spend 
the 'course' of our lives together 
We, 
Amanda Middle Lastname
and 
Dylan Middle Lastname
‘wood’ love ‘fore’ you to join us at our wedding 
Saturday, the sixth of October 
two thousand twelve 
at five o'clock in the evening 
Roger Williams Botanical Center
Providence, RI

Golf has nothing to do with our relationship, and I'm not exactly sure I would want the word "wood" in quotes on my wedding invitation. Especially with our group of friends. That would never fly.

So yeah, those are SO not us.  But, if they are you, by all means, please use them on your invitations. 

Here is the slightly modified one I think we have decided to use:

Because you have shared in our lives 
by your friendship and love, we 
Amanda Middle Lastname
and 
Dylan Middle Lastname 
invite you to share 
the beginning of our new life together 
on our wedding day
Saturday, the sixth of October
two thousand twelve
at five o'clock
Roger Williams Botanical Center
Providence, RI

So, what are your thoughts? Is this too cheesy? Does the wording make sense? Can you actually picture this on a wedding invitation?





1 comment:

FMrs.Jobe said...

I love the last one...My blog today was about invites hope you don't mind if I snag that from u. My FI and I are also hosting our own wedding.

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