So anyway...we recently shot new pics for our response cards on our invites. If you're wondering about this, you can catch up here. Next to the creativity of the design on our invites, the wording is super duper imporant to me. And honestly, I don't get all excited about boring, mundane, traditional wedding invite wording. Now don't get me wrong...I know the purpose of an invite is afterall to tell you the who, where and when. But what about the 'why'? Why are *you*, my ever so important friend/family member being asked to honor us with your presence on this special day. And why is it going to be so special? And what is your purpose there? Just to get sloshed and dance up the night? Well, maybe partly...but for me, as I said earlier, the guests are meant to be supporters and witnesses of a relationship moving into it's eternal stage. The people who have watched you, as a couple, go through the ups and downs of life together, stick it out, and still want to be together each morning - faults and all. These people, these guests, are the ones you will call when you get in a fight or when God forbid, one of you is ill...they will be the ones you rely on to help you raise your children and celebrate the milestones of a marriage. So they should be and feel important, loved, necessary to the process.
Thus, I browsed web sites, catalogs and invitations for the wording that would sum all this up...Not just "The honor of your presence is requested" but "will you be there for us?" I found a multitude of options...most too simple or traditional as I expected. But what I finally came up with...a beautiful blend of our thoughts and desires, is something I am very proud of. I feel it is personal and unique and most importantly, speaks to the relationships involved in and surrounding a wedding ceremony.
So what do you think?
Because you have shared in our lives
by your friendship and love
we invite you to share in our joy as we
Stacey Lee Ann Campbell
John David Beever
exchange marriage vows
on Friday, the sixteenth of April
Two thousand ten
Our joy will be made complete
if you will join us in asking
God's blessing upon this holy union
at five o'clock in the evening
Rancho Las Lomas
19191 Lawrence Canyon