Wedding Invitations & Paper

How would you word this??

My husband and I got married in January 2010 in a courthouse, just us two and our newborn right before he went back overseas.  We originally were planning a big wedding until we found out we were expecting and it wasn't the right time to have the wedding with the expenses of a baby ahead of us.  We  at first we were content with how we did things, but recently we were talking and we both felt like we left our famlies out and when we told them we got married at the courthouse alot of feelings were hurt (our moms and my dad).  So we want to have a small ceremony with our families adn do everything we didn't get to do with our families and friends (the dances, bouquet/garter toss). Nothing fancy, just something easy, brezzy and fun.

How would you word an invitation for something like this and how would you politely ask for guest not to bring gifts since we are already married and have everything we need??  My mom thinks people would still want to bring gifts and if that is the case I would perfer peopele donate to some charity that meant something to my husband and I.  I just want our families company and well wishes.

p.s. I admit I always wanted a wedding...the dress, flowers and all the pretty  pretty princess things (what girl doesn't lol)

Re: How would you word this??

  • edited September 2010
    [QUOTE]My husband and I got married in January 2010 in a courthouse, just us two and our newborn right before he went back overseas.  We originally were planning a big wedding until we found out we were expecting and it wasn't the right time to have the wedding with the expenses of a baby ahead of us.  We  at first we were content with how we did things, but recently we were talking and we both felt like we left our famlies out and when we told them we got married at the courthouse alot of feelings were hurt (our moms and my dad).  So we want to have a small ceremony with our families adn do everything we didn't get to do with our families and friends (the dances, bouquet/garter toss). Nothing fancy, just something easy, brezzy and fun. How would you word an invitation for something like this and how would you politely ask for guest not to bring gifts since we are already married and have everything we need??  My mom thinks people would still want to bring gifts and if that is the case I would perfer peopele donate to some charity that meant something to my husband and I.  I just want our families company and well wishes. p.s. I admit I always wanted a wedding...the dress, flowers and all the pretty  pretty princess things (what girl doesn't lol)
    Posted by tat2mommy[/QUOTE]
    Congratulations on your wedding and little bebeh!

    Call it a vow renewal. But don't register and don't mention gifts on the invites at all. It's understandable that all you want is the company of your family and friends, but you can't mention that on the invites.

    What you can do: People may still ask you and your family what you'd like or where you're registered; in that case it's perfectly fine to tell them "we're not registered" and/or "we don't want any gifts". Even with that, or if they don't ask, people may still choose to bring you something. And that's fine, just graciously accept it.

    Best of luck, and happy planning :^)
  • Invite people to a vow renewal.  I have to say, with the vow renewal I'd give up the bouquet tosses and other hoopla but a small vow renewal and party sound fine.


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