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« on: May 27, 2009 10:33:49 PM »

So, the paper came to make our invitations. And then I thought Oh crap I should have been "writing" the invitations before they came.

Ah well, anyway the thing is I need some wording, not formal and not too "as we join together and start on a new journey together". You see the thing is that we have been together for quite some time, so that seems a little silly.

I want something fun and that can make fun of the fact that this is kind of an un-event.
I have been telling people not to worry about the planning because "we have a place, so something will happen".

So my start was something like:

Join us to share our joy and support our love
as ME and HIM
do something that will most likely be something like a wedding

Date location etc

Immediately following something else will happen
Home brewed beer, fresh roasted coffee and hopefully some food.

OR

There is a couple (ME and HIM)
A time, date and place (time date and place)
Join us for something

And then something else

OR

something that includes a phrase like "as we get around to doing it" a bad phrase I know, but that is why I need help

His has been the best so far with something like

After nine years we realize that this should have happened seven years ago
Apparently we missed a step along the way
Help us get this thing done
Date time place
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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2009 02:26:30 PM »

I like his best. Smiley But it sounds really casual. If that's what you are going for, then it's perfect. Wink

I think that the line about "something like a wedding" will confuse your guests, unless you are only inviting friends and immediate family who know your situation well.

I am in the same boat. We have been dating 8 years and are getting married in August. We went for the classic wording on the invites and did the quirky stuff on the website.

Good luck and congrats!

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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2009 02:54:57 PM »

What about a play on the more traditional wording?  (Depending on who's hosting it, of course)

Something like this:

"Anna Jane Smith (you) and James Edward Jones (him)
Would like to invite you to join them in celebrating
Something they should have done a very long time ago.

At (time) on (date) at (place) they will finally make it official.

Please forgive them for taking so long."

It's fun, and light, but still wedding-y.  The day is still going to be an important one for you, even if the main event feels anti-climactic.
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2009 08:10:31 PM »

I like Aislynn's the best, and your fiancee's second best. My only concern with them both is that it sounds like one of those "making it right in the eyes of God" kind of thing, which I assume isn't what you'd be trying to convey. But that could just be my strict religious upbringing coming out.
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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2009 05:00:56 AM »

Just a thought - maybe tie in the "life moves so fast, we paused to look around and realized that we should've done this years ago!" That might take away the 'eyes of God' that olive_juice mentioned. (I had a super strict fundy early religious beginning so that was in the back of my mind too.

Sounds like a wonderful & fun way to celebrate!
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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2009 11:56:45 AM »

Thanks for all your responses. They really are helpful. I think we are fine tuning the wording and will post it when all is complete.

The next question is. I think we need an "info" card along with the map/directions. Something to let people know (if they all ready haven't figured out) that we will be outside and to be prepared for different weather possibilities. And I would like people to know that they can come, if they have games to play, or play the guitar or whatever it will be a relaxed social afternoon and they are encouraged to share and make this a community fun event thing. Help?
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