Question by sassybowhunter: What should I say on our wedding reception/1 year anniversary invitations?
Me and my husband were not able to have a wedding so we went to the courthouse. Now almost one year later we and our family want to have a reception. I want it to celebrate our wedding but I don't want people to think it to late or think that we're just asking for gifts. What can we put on our invitations to explain what were doing that will be sweet and cute. Without them thinking were expecting gifts?
Answer by KMcG
You (and a guest) are cordiality invited to celebrate the anniversary of (her name) and (his name)'s wedding. Please join us of for food , fun and dancing.OR whatever. Some people may still want to give you gifts, you really can't stop people for doing so . You could include at the bottom of the invite a line like, In lieu of gifts please make a donation to (pick your favorite charity) This will make it clear, that gifts are not expected and those who still feel compiled to do so, can just make a donation to charity.
I had friends who did the same thing, his mom had a "wedding " party about a year and a half after they had gotten married.
What do you think? Answer below!
20000212 - Clint and Carolyn's wedding reception - 05_Jay, Nathan, Mark Sawyer, Dave Oranchak, Jennifer & Emily & Sharon, Greg Spaulding, Debbie, Sarah & Kipp (9m49s) (HQ) (divx) (CUT OFF ON FLICKR, VIEW FULL VERSION ON YOUTUBE)
Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
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Cameraman Tony T explores the buffet/beer area. Tony T asks staff for advice. Carolyn's brother Jay says "make lots of babies".
Nathan talks about spilling, and references Britt's wedding video, where Clint talks about how Britt got married 1 month after meeting Chuck, and Clint and Carolyn waited 8 years. Britt should have followed suit because she got divorced 7 years later. Had she waited 8 years, things would have been much easier.
Tony T interviews Carolyn's family: Her uncle Mark gives the advice, "try not to think to heavy about life". Mark then grabs the camera, turns it around on Tony, makes fun of Tony's excellent Homer Simpson tie, and interviews Tony (who used to date Britt).
Dave O gives the advice of "don't go to bed angry".
Clint's cousins Jennifer and Emily and aunt Sharon don't have much advice to give -- other than Emily saying to "have fun in Vegas", which we did.
Greg S has no advice to give, saying that we've "pretty much been married for 15 years anyway". (Even tho it's really only been 8 years that we've known each other.)
Debbie M gives her best wishes. Sarah V is busy eating with Kipp and has "no idea".
Carolyn, Darren, Dave, Debbie, Emily, Greg, Jay, Jennifer, Kipp, Marissa, Mark, Mike, Nathan, Sarah, Shannon, Sharon, Todd, Vicky, Wayne.
February 12, 2002.
Pic by Tony T.
Emily is my cousin (mom's sister Ally's daughter). She just had a kid; the first of the next generation.
Mike is my uncle (mom's sister Beth's husband).
... View my cousin Nathan's photos at www.flickr.com/photos/32643686@N00/
Sharon is my aunt (mom's brother's wife).
BACKSTORY: Clint's family friend, Tony, videotaped our wedding reception. He went around to everyone asking for advice for the bride & groom.