Ask The Celebration Advisor: PLEASE HELP! My husband and I married in September, 2008 in Jamaica after quick planning. Mainly due to the fact of illnesses in the family. (I took my father-in-law to chemotherapy 3 times per week for 2 years; which turned into taking my mother-in-law to her various appointments. She has been hospitalized 8 times in a year and half. My brother had prostate cancer and had surgery in January. My uncle broke his neck. My husband spent a week in the hospital with blood clots. My mother had open heart valve replacement in May. All six different hospitals, WHEW. Three years went really fast and have no idea where the time went. Now everyone is holding their own and I'm not running as much, leaving time to try to plan for family and friends who long awaited to watch our wedding video. What would I call this celebration? It will be more like an anniversary.Thank you for your advise. Deb
The Celebration Advisor: Deb, good question! This party theme is of particular importance because you all will FINALLY be able to watch the much ballyhooed wedding video. (Yes, I said "ballyhooed".) Is it safe to assume that you need this title for party invitations? If so, you're in luck! I just so happen to have a few. Since you said this is more of an anniversary, consider these suggestions:
- "Celebrate The Day" Party
- "My Favorite Romantic Movie Night"
- "Watch The Wedding Video" Party (Simple but effective)
- "Reliving The Wedding (With You There!)" Party
- "Our Just-Like-A-Second Wedding Party" (Because now your guests will be there)
- "Our Fairytale Wedding Video Watching Party" (Have the front of the invitations say "once upon a time you were invited to…" and then they will open it to this party theme)
- "Second Time Around" Party
Now, you can always go with some of the more simple and obvious theme like "anniversary party" or "wedding video watching party" but spicing it up a little is always fun. Two suggestions for whatever you choose are (1) to make sure that they know you are throwing the party so that everyone could feel included and (2) use a little imagination.
If you feel a little more explanation is in order, put a little description on the inside of the invitation. A few words will actually make the invitations more sentimental because you can personalize these and include your thoughts on desiring your family's presence at this party because unfortunately they couldn't be at the wedding.
Oh yeah, and have fun!!!