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Letter from the Mothers of the Bride and Groom

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Could you give me some suggestions about what to say in a letter that will be put in Welcome Bags that would be from the mothers of both the bride and groom?

By Linda from Ocean City, MD

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By Lissa [2]10/13/2010

I enjoyed the comments above but I think perhaps they may have misunderstood the actual question. You want to write a letter from the mothers of the bride and groom to all the guests in welcome bags (perhaps bag you have waiting for them in their hotels) here is an idea (I also am writing letters for my daughters wedding for the gift bags of travelers coming in for the events). Hope this helps a little. I found this sample letter.

Regardless of whether you are from Melbourne of Margate we'd like to thank you for taking the time and effort to travel all this way to celebrate our wedding with us. It really means a great deal to us both that you're here to share this special occasion. For our part we'll do our best to ensure that you leave us with not only the finest local chocolate but also great memories and a storming hangover.

All you have to do is:
1. Read and digest the pick up times / locations (detailed below) for the 3 events we've lined up for you over the course of the weekend.

2. Relax and have fun. Simple.

Friday: Pre-wedding day drinks, Grand Café le Toulouse from 7pm.
Drinks on Friday evening will be held at Grand Café le Toulouse located at Place du Capitole. This is only a short walk from the hotel and is found easily on the tourist map available at reception. Drinks will be a relaxed affair from 7pm onwards. We hope it will be an opportunity for you to catch up with those you already know and acquaint yourselves with those you don't prior to the formalities on Saturday.

Nibbles will be provided but please feel free to venture out for dinner if you would like to make the most of the French cuisine. The Grand Café le Toulouse has a perfectly respectable restaurant.

Saturday: Wedding day, Pick up from Hotel Lobby at 2:45pm - 3:00am return. "Is it getting hot in here?"

The wedding is to be held at Château de Languedoc, a 45 minute drive South East of Toulouse.

We have arranged for a bus to pick you up from the Holiday Inn to take you to the chateau. Please be ready in the Hotel Lobby no later than 2:45pm. The only person who'll benefit from you missing the pick up will be your taxi driver!

Should you have any problems or questions regarding transport to and from the Hotel just give Ed a call on 555 555.

Be warned it is customary for French wedding festivities to continue right through to breakfast the next morning! However, having gauged the durability and alcohol tolerance of many of our guests we thought it would be wise to conclude festivities at 3:00am at which time a bus will be ready and waiting to return you to the hotel.

Sunday: The Recovery Lunch: Pick up from Hotel Lobby at 11:45am - 4:30pm return
"Just water for me thanks"

No rest for the wicked. We have organized for a bus to pick you up from the hotel and bring you out to Château de Languedoc for a "Recovery Lunch". This will be a very relaxed affair providing the chance for you to take in the fresh air and sample more local food and wine whilst lounging in the garden. The bus will be leaving the hotel at noon so please be ready in the Hotel Lobby no later than 11:45am.
"Hello reception? Could I get a wake up call in 5 hours time please"
The bus will depart the Chateau at 4:30pm to bring you back to the hotel. This will leave plenty of time for those of you catching a Sunday evening flight to get to the airport and check in.

Whilst you are in Toulouse
Toulouse is a great city to just wonder around and explore but if you've something more definite in mind maybe these suggestions will help.

For Gourmets: Place St Georges has some fantastic little brasseries to enjoy a nice meal in a lively environment.
For those of you with faster recovery rates Toulouse is home to some great markets on Sunday morning providing a unique atmosphere and a great selection of fresh local produce. Try Victor Hugo for an indoor food market, Boulevard de Strasbourg for fresh fruit and vegetables and Basilique Saint-Sernin for bric-a-brac.

Xavier at 6 Place Victor Hugo offers a fine selection of top quality international, domestic and local cheeses.

For Culture Vultures: Your best bet is to head for the Tourist Office (located 2 mins. Walk at Donjon du Capitole) wholl be able to advise you as to the local sites of particular interest.

Should you need to contact us:
(contact info)

Thanks again for coming to celebrate with us. Hope you enjoy the local champagne and chocolates. The weekend starts now!

(sign off as u feel appropriate such as)
Fondly,
names

By Nica [18]10/09/2010

I like plengfer's idea, but here's a twist depending on how many guests are invited. If relatively few, how about tying this into some reception activity? Perhaps with each guest speaking a wish for the couple for their marriage? If 15 guests, it would take about 8-10 minutes time. If 50+, well, that's not a good idea. The wishes can be phrased religiously or not. "May you find contentment in each other, & comfort," for instance. Just a thought.

By Patricia Engfer [3]10/07/2010

I made up a blessing based on the Biblical blessing of "May the Lord bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you," listing all the good things of life I wished for them. I.e. growing in love every year, keeping each other above all others, having as many children as their hearts desire, keeping God as a partner in their marriage, etc. Ending with "give you peace." Printed it on pretty paper in a pretty font.

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