And you should do that.
But there comes a time when you step back into your community. You start doing things with friends in addition to your solo dates. You want to introduce your beloved to your family and closest friends so that they can understand the love that is transforming your life. You want them to come to know your beloved. Eventually you decide that you want to marry and you consider whom you want to invite to the wedding.
Remember that the focus of your wedding should be your wedding ceremony and the wedding vows that will be the foundation for your marriage. You can begin to build support for your marriage by creating an Invitation that explains to your guests
- that they are your beloved friends.
- that you want them to witness and celebrate your wedding vows.
- that you will want them to support you and your marriage in the future.
Use your invitation to inform your Wedding Guests they have a vital role to play in your life going forward. You want them to come to your wedding with realistic and heightened expectations of what they will see and what role they will play in your life and marriage.
A typical wedding invitation craves the pleasure of your presence at the nuptials of the beloved couple. You want an invitation that does more. You want to let your wedding guests know that you are excited to have them at your wedding ceremony to witness your wedding vows. You might explain that you know you will need their loving support and celebration to thrive in your marriage, from your wedding day forward.
Everyone worries about the style of the invitation and compares this year's wedding colors against last year's. If people worry about the wording, it's about the poetry rather than the meaning. Unlike a poem, wedding invitations must mean as well as be. If your wedding invitation conveys what you want, you're going to have a group of people who gather to see you exchange your wedding vows who will be excited to support you throughout your life together. That's a wedding ceremony! That's a celebration! And that'll be a great marriage!