Dare I say what I want in a wedding card?
June 26, 2010 3:31 PM Subscribe
Wedding card sentiments - am I allowed to write more? What do you typically write?
posted by liquoredonlife to society & culture (13 answers total)
It's been forever since I've been to a wedding. The one I'm going to this evening- I've been friends with the bride for eight years and met the groom five years ago when they first started dating. According to them, I'm responsible for taking their favorite picture of each other back then. I imagine the wedding photographer tonight will finally beat my incumbency. Needless to say I've been an amateur photographer for years.
So, I bought a camera lens as a gift for them. She saw mine and wanted it when we hung out last year. I think it'd be a great addition to her new beginner DSLR that I hope they take on their honeymoon. I jotted out this greeting on my phone while thinking about what to write and want to know if it's appropriate, too long, pointless, stupid, or what.
Granted, I'm not married or close to it so I don't even feel totally qualified to say some of these things, but I dig trying to make symbolism out of a gift. Corrections, grammar, style - I welcome it all.
And yes, being to concise has never been my strong suit.
Congratulations ___ and ___ on finally making it to the official start of the rest of your life together. Thank you for allowing me to share in your momentous event! The gift I selected will allow you two to get two great effects. The first is blurring of the background around your subject- a sort of remembrance to not let the background noise lose focus of each other. The second effect is to be able to shoot in low light without flash. Stay true to each other and the truth will be there- day or night, without the facade that a flash could provide.
(photogs, I know, there are exceptions to the rules but work with me here!)
Oh yeah. Card inside the wrapping paper so it doesn't get lost, right?