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What Do I Say In Non-Traditional Wedding Stationary?

Non-traditional wedding stationery or informal wording hand crafted invitations and wedding vows are becoming more and more popular. This month we look at some varied non-traditional Wedding Stationery styles that should spark the creative poet in you to design your own hand crafted wedding invitations

Invitations
If your ceremony is taking place in a non-religious location, such as a private home, club or hotel, the wording differs slightly from that of a traditional religious invitation. Instead of requesting "the honour of your presence", the hosts can request for example, "the pleasure of your company".

A couple of samples...

The eternal summer of our love
will not fade...
Please join us as we,
Jane Elizabeth Doe
and
Joseph Peter Bloggs
begin our new life together
on Saturday, the twenty-first of July Etc ...
Two lives, two hearts
joined together in friendship
united forever in love.
It is with joy that we,
Jane Elizabeth Doe
and
Joseph Peter Bloggs
invite you to share
in a celebration of love
as we exchange our marriage vows
on Saturday, the twenty-first of July
Etc



A useful link to several informal styles for different hosting parents: http://www.weddingbells.ca/template/article.asp?articleid=148#informal1

You will find more wording styles here:
http://www.weddings-invitations.net/non-religious_ceremonies.htm

Inspirational love quotes and poems
We have researched a few examples that are positive, romantic, and easy to understand. These cute love quotes are perfect for front covers of Order of Service sheets and invitations, also love notes and love cards.

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, and love

As our marriage brings new meaning to love,
so our love brings new meaning to life

Love is friendship set on fire - Jeremy Taylor



There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved - George Sand



To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides - David Viscott



Came but for friendship, and took away love - Thomas Moore



Love Poems
You have guided me to this moment
This moment to which I have always dreamed of
You have given me hope
You have given me reason
When I look into your eyes
I see loves everlasting
For you are the one
To whom I give my heart, body and soul...
- Written and owned by Kelli M. Tapley



Marriage is not a ritual or an end.
It is a long, intricate,
intimate dance together
and nothing matters more
than your own sense of balance
and your choice of partner.
- Amy Bloom



Some helpful sites for finding your love poem:
http://library.lovingyou.com/poetry/
At this website address, you will find many more quotes that are added to each month: www.lovepoemsandquotes.com

Personalised Wedding StationeryRemember to choose words that are meaningful to both you and your fiancé. They could be words from 'your' song. Chances are that if the words you choose leave a lump in your throat - then they are the perfect ones for you!
We hope these samples and links can help you create the perfect non-traditional wedding. Best of luck and let us know in the discussion forum how it went for you.

Thanks to Rachel of the NZ Wedding Planner Discussion Forum for suggesting the topic for this article.

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