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#1 lyrebard

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    Posted 26 December 2007 - 01:32 PM

    Hi everyone,

    In looking for slightly less formal invite wording for our invitations (we want to set a slightly more informal tone), I stumbled across a site that had smart, humorous, but not "cutesy" options. Now that I'm trying to actually write the darn things up, of course, I can't find anything like it and it's driving me NUTS. So I thought I'd ask the search wizards of BDW whether they had any idea what I was talking about. Perhaps I even found the link on here somewhere...?

    Anyway, some of the examples were along the lines of, but better than:

    Sue "Wedding Schmedding" Smith
    and
    John "They'll Never Take Me Alive" Doe
    Gleefully invite you to witness
    the eating of their words.

    or

    Sue Smith and John Doe
    invite you to be there as they pledge to
    love, honor, and never go to sleep angry.

    Normally, I have no problem coming up with this stuff (I'm a writer by trade, for goodness sakes!), but I've been staring at this invitation for days and am totally, thoroughly, ridiculously blocked. Help?!?

    #2 A10CalGal

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      Posted 26 December 2007 - 02:23 PM

      So, you want informal, but do you want silly/funny?

      #3 LisaG

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        Posted 26 December 2007 - 04:19 PM

        This is ours with the help of some ladies on here:

        Because you have shared in our lives
        with your friendship and love, we

        Lisa Rxxxx Yxxxx
        and
        James Bxxxxxx Sxxxx Gxxxxx
        together with our parents

        Invite you to share the beginning of our new life together
        when we exchange marriage vows

        on Friday, the third of August
        Two thousand seven
        at Five o’clock in the evening

        Dreams Tulum Resort and Spa
        Riviera Maya, Mexico
        Reception immediately to follow

        Please RSVP To
        xxxxandxxxxxwedding.com

        #4 adeybaby

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          Posted 26 December 2007 - 05:09 PM

          Have you tried VerseIt.com? they have from the uber-formal to the quirkier.
          -Adrienne

          #5 foxytv

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            Posted 26 December 2007 - 07:08 PM

            I used the Boarding Pass Invite templates and kept our wording very informal. Everyone loved the way things were worded and said it helped them envision and fun-filled wedding as opposed to something stuffy.

            #6 NYJen

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              Posted 26 December 2007 - 07:09 PM

              I agree, the invitation wording is such a PAIN IN THE BUTT!!! This is what we did:


              Long Island Boy Meets City Girl

              To find out how this story continues, please join us,

              Jennifer and Brendan

              as we get married on the beach
              in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
              at the Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort
              on the sixth of April
              two thousand and eight
              at five o'clock in the evening

              Dinner and dancing to follow
              on the Dolphin Terrace

              #7 lyrebard

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                Posted 26 December 2007 - 07:40 PM

                Thanks, everyone. I've been to VerseIt.com, and it's quirky but the casual ones are a bit too cute, if that makes any sense? Quirky is okay, rhyming is not (am afraid the boy isn't a fan of rhymes). Looking for...geez, I dunno...something a little sly, a little wise, a little honest.

                We've been together for over six years, so although the wedding part feels like just a formality to us, everyone else feels it's "about time!"

                Despite my fruitless searches, I thought maybe someone on here had posted a link to a collection of invite wordings that matched this, something a little more different than a lot of the sites out there. Ack. Why is this so hard? lol.

                #8 A10CalGal

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                  Posted 26 December 2007 - 08:20 PM

                  It's hard because as you plan this wedding you start to feel like EVERYTHING you put out there is a reflection of you & your relationship & you swear it's all being analyzed...but most likely it's not. Isn't this fun? :)

                  So, I went simple and informal with "The honor of you company is requested as Christa xxXXX and Rafael xxxxxx Say I Do" blah blah blah

                  #9 1elephant

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                    Posted 26 December 2007 - 11:03 PM

                    my sister said that our invites should have said:lauren XX and keith XX cordially invite you to witness the moment when they stop living in sin.
                    after searching and searching,we just made ours plain: the parents of blah and the parents of blah invite you to the wedding of blah and blah.

                    sorry i'm not a big help!

                    #10 Jones4Me

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                      Posted 27 December 2007 - 10:58 AM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by lauren c.
                      my sister said that our invites should have said:lauren XX and keith XX cordially invite you to witness the moment when they stop living in sin.
                      after searching and searching,we just made ours plain: the parents of blah and the parents of blah invite you to the wedding of blah and blah.

                      sorry i'm not a big help!
                      Your sister's is great! LOVE IT! That's my kind of humor! Gotta love that she actually had that printed & mailed them! Wonderful!




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