Friday, June 12, 2009

Invitations

I am out this morning, and maybe even this afternoon, but I had something I really wanted to write, so I am gonna churn it out in hopes for opinions.

The topic is wedding invitations, and more specifically the opening of said invitations. Traditionally, invitations say "Mr. and Mrs. Bride's Parents cordially invite you to celebrate the marriage of their daughter..."

Or, sometimes you will see "Mr. and Mrs. Bride's Parents and Mr. and Mrs. Groom's Parents cordially invite you..."

More often now you will see "Ms. Bride and Mr. Groom cordially invite you to celebrate their marriage," or "Together with their parents..."

We actually thought about this for a bit, and considered "Mr. and Mrs. The Boy's Parents, and in loving memory of AM's Mom," or "Together with his parents and in loving memory of her mother..." before eventually deciding on just "Ms. AM and Mr. The Boy invite you..."

But I had an idea the other day...it is kind of whimsical and a bit cheesy, but I think I like it...

"Ms. Munchkin and Ms. Tinkerbelle cordially invite you to celebrate the marriage of their sister, AM to The Boy..."

What do we think?

18 comments:

dawn said...

I can relate to this, having lost my Mom when I was four years old.

I think ""Ms. Munchkin and Ms. Tinkerbelle cordially invite you to..." is FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!

When you cannot have traditional invitation verbiage, I feel that going completely opposite of traditional is terrific. And I love the whimsy and the sweetness and the "this is OUR family" feeling that this text shows.

Does The Boy like it? What about HIS parents? Those are my only two concerns. Otherwise, I think it's incredible, and those two girls would be over the moon with pride at it.

anne said...

Do it. The thing about wedding invites these days is that there is no tradition. Remind me to send you a link to the craziest one yet - but the point is do what you want. Especially if you two are paying for it then you are the ones who get to do the inviting.

Rachel H. said...

That is a cute idea...especially since it is one of those situations where it's difficult to decide what is best fit! :)

laurwilk said...

First of all, I can't believe you're going to be out of the office on my last day of work!! :(

I really like the Munchkin/Tinkerbelle idea but I'm not sure if it's because I'm also obsessed with my siblings. I think it's cute and I think they will LOVE it.

A said...

I think it would be sort of fun! It's your wedding!

Oddly enough - I remembered reading this a bit back --

http://www.weddingbeepro.com/2009/05/13/frequently-asked-questions-invitation-etiquette-edition-2/

Does not address the little sisters, though. :)

HappyascanB said...

Coming from a southern bell who is usually "all things traditional", I LOVE incorporating your sisters! They are so dear to you and hold a MAJOR place in your heart. I say go for it! Beautiful, if you ask me!

SG said...

I think that's freaking adorable and anyone that really knows you and your situation will think that's charming and sweet. Could you also add the note about in memory of your mother as well? It's your invitation you can put whatever you want!

Kari said...

Love the munchkin and tinkerbelle idea!! It is totally you guys!!

Kari

Rachel said...

I think that is a really good idea! All wedding invitations are the same, this will make yours different!

SoMi's Nilsa said...

Oh my! Wording was such a headache for us. My folks were paying for the wedding, but we weren't doing a traditional wedding and wanted to incorporate both sets of parents. And so, we chose wording to the effect of, "Nilsa and Sweets, along with their parents [insert names] invite you..."

Here's my thing about invitations. Once you move away from doing all things traditional, you open up a world of opportunity. If you and the Boy are onboard with having the sisters announce your wedding? And so long as you're not offending anyone else (or you don't care if you do). Then why not?! It will make your wedding all the more uniquely yours.

Becky said...

You and Papa Bear are paying for the wedding right? If that is the case, I think you shouldn't list anyone's name. You especially can't leave Papa Bear off if he's funding in any way. I think it is all or none. Your situation is different, but that is just my opinion.

Mo said...

LOVE it! I love anything wedding related that you don't see every. single. day.

Big Sis said...

I love it! Completely adorable. For those of us who have the pleasure of spending time around you and Munchkin, it seems to me to be a very appropriate gesture that pretty accurately demonstrates the importance of the relationship that the two of you have.

I have no doubt that, when she gets married someday, the invitation should come from you, so why not yours from her?

Hilary said...

I agree with Becky - "you especially can't leave Papa Bear off if he's funding in any way."

While this is just my opinion, I think "Ms. AM and Mr. The Boy" is the best wording. But, then again, I am one for tradition. If your wedding is totally "non-traditional" then I think it would be best, but (for a lack of better terms), I wouldn't want people to think it was "tacky."

BUT, in saying all that, just from solely reading your blog and never having met you, this seems like something you would do because you are such an "outside-the-box" kinda gal - and I do mean that in the most positive of ways! :)

I'm Not Carrie Bradshaw said...

Love it! I think it's definitely appropriate.

Also, not that my 2 cents counts per se but I have pretty much agreed with all your wedding decisions from day 1. Great minds think alike!

Lisa Chelle said...

I think that it is great, very true to your situation... and personal.

Amy said...

i think it's a cute idea however just make sure you aren't offending anyone who is paying for the wedding. If you and The Boy are paying for the whole thing then I say go for it. If Papa Bear is paying (as mentioned above) I'm not sure that I would do it...that's just my opinion though! :)

Ys said...

I had no idea that's how invitations were addressed! I am so innocent when it comes to weddings ;) I think your idea is very cute, though :)