You Are Cordially Invited

I see this often in Facebook posts (with or without photos) of people I know over here. This is a mistake, a hilarious and exasperating situation, but a mistake nonetheless. And most people seem to be oblivious to the fact. People will share pics or posts of a wedding (either theirs or of a close relative or friend) and title it “insert person’s name here”‘ Marriage photos! Photos of the wedding day. Marriage instead of their wedding day.

Now that’s almost ok in a sense but people seem to be confusing the word “marriage” with “wedding” and it’s a pretty common mistake. But it’s so simple to correct. A marriage is a long term relationship between two individuals. A wedding, on the other hand, is the ceremony of getting married.

So ladies & gents you can invite me (and anyone else) to your wedding (or your sister’s wedding, your brother’s wedding, your cousin’s wedding) but please – not your marriage. Well……if you insist!