Parents often write letters to their daughter as she is about to be married to give her advice, express their love and pride in her, acknowledge the specialness of the day and recapitulate their lives together as their daughter prepares to begin a family with her new husband. A letter to a daughter can be a cherished keepsake and warm memento on a wedding day.Continue Reading
The day a daughter gets married is not only an important day for the bride and groom, but also a major milestone for the bride's parents. Writing a letter to their daughter for her wedding is a way for many parents to acknowledge the profound change their entire family is about to encounter.
Many parents use the occasion to give their daughter wisdom based on what they learned in their own marriage and which they may never have had the opportunity to share in person. Because a wedding day can be so hectic and busy, often the parents of the bride barely get to see her before she is off on her honeymoon. Writing a letter to the bride that she can tuck away to read on the honeymoon is a way to prolong the beauty of the wedding day and help the parent-daughter relationship begin to move into a new phase.Learn more about Weddings
At a Christian wedding, a man and woman are officially joined together as husband and wife. The event is normally characterized by the exchange of vows and presence of witnesses.Full Answer >
For a civil wedding ceremony, no vows are required beyond stating before a public official and at least one other witness that both parties take each other to be husband and wife. Religious wedding ceremonies may have their own requirements for specific vows.Full Answer >
Some Christian wedding vows are "I, (insert name), take thee, (insert name), to be my wedded husband/wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part, according to God's holy ordinance; and thereto I pledge thee my faith [or] pledge myself to you."Full Answer >
Common phrases on wedding cards include: "Best wishes," "Congratulations to you both on finding the perfect person to share all your days with," and "Feeling so much joy as you join your lives in marriage!" Phrases should be supportive, personal and offer blessing over the marriage.Full Answer >