- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
I used a template with only the shape of each sheet outlined. I added everthing we wanted: cover, wedding party page, ceremony outline, thank yous page, and 2 pages I added the test for below. So 6 pages all together that spread out as a fan for our guests. I used a paper cutter at Kinkos, cut the rounded portions by hand and punched the holes. My fiance’s mom embossed most of the starfish and tied all of the ribbon bows (she taught me how but she’s just sooo much better).
Our last two pages: it was important for us to take a second a note that while we get to marry, ot all of our loved ones are permitted the same right and that was something that didn’t fee right to us. So here’s what we included (lots of people have posted this online):
While we celebrate our marriage with all of our loved ones, it occurs to us that some among us aren’t always permitted the same opportunity. So, although we say “I do” today, in our hearts, we’re hoping for the day when we can celebrate this moment of love with all of our friends.
Because we wouldn’t be who we are without acknowledging this disparity, we leave you with the following excerpt from Massachusetts Supreme Court Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall in Goodridge v. Dept. of Health:Marriage is a vital social institution. The exclusive commitment of two individuals to each other nurtures love and mutual support; it brings stability to our society. For those who choose to marry, and for their children, marriage provides an abundance of legal, financial, and social benefits…In return it imposes weighty legal, financial, and social obligations….Without question, civil marriage enhances the “welfare of the community.” It is a social institution of the highest importance… Marriage also bestows enormous private and social advantages on those who choose to marry. Civil marriage is at once a deeply personal commitment to another human being and a highly public celebration of the ideals of mutuality, companionship, intimacy, fidelity, and family… Because it fulfills yearnings for security, safe haven, and connection that express our common humanity, civil marriage is an esteemed institution, and the decision whether and whom to marry is among life’s momentous acts of self-definition.
We felt that the excerpt was pro-marriage and not necessarily pushing our views on gay marriage. Our own comments are enough and those who get it, will understand what we’re saying.