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Would someone please help me? I am about to get married and want to send out my invitations. Would someone please tell me if the grammar and punctuation is correct?

Two lives, two hearts,
joined together in friendship
united forever in love.
It is with joy that we,
David and Rhonda Powell
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of our daughter
Julie Elizabeth
to
Mr. Jacob Ross Anderson,
son of Delbert and Vicki Anderson,
on Saturday, the fourteenth of July
Two thousand and seven
at five-thirty P.M.
The Brookshire
405 Greif Parkway
Delaware, Ohio 43015

Please help me.

Thanks,

Julie
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Julie127All:

Would someone please help me? I am about to get married and want to send out my invitations. Would someone please tell me if the grammar and punctuation is correct?

Two lives, two hearts,
joined together in friendship,
united forever in love.
It is with joy that we,
David and Rhonda Powell,
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of our daughter
Julie Elizabeth
to
Mr. Jacob Ross Anderson,
son of Delbert and Vicki Anderson,
on Saturday, the fourteenth of July,
Two thousand and seven,
at five-thirty P.M.
The Brookshire
405 Greif Parkway
Delaware, Ohio 43015

Please help me.

Thanks,

Julie
I feel the date and the year really would look better in numerals.
>I feel the date and the year really would look better in numerals.

More clear too ... which is important ...
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Julie,

You can go through this site. It has got free templates too.

http://www.southworth.com/page.php?id=127

Best Wishes,
Julie127All:

Would someone please help me? I am about to get married and want to send out my invitations. Would someone please tell me if the grammar and punctuation is correct?

Two lives, two hearts,
joined together in friendship
united forever in love.
It is with joy that we,
David and Rhonda Powell
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of our daughter
Julie Elizabeth
to
Mr. Jacob Ross Anderson,
son of Delbert and Vicki Anderson,
on Saturday, the fourteenth of July
Two thousand and seven
at five-thirty P.M.
The Brookshire
405 Greif Parkway
Delaware, Ohio 43015

I really wonder why the past tenses of joined and united are used here. For me, shouldn't they be present or future tenses?

Would some experts shed some light? I'm really confused and don't see the perspective of native speakers.

I really wonder why the past tenses of joined and united are used here. For me, shouldn't they be present or future tenses?

Would some experts shed some light? I'm really confused and don't see the perspective of native speakers.

Because if they were not already joined in friendship and united in love, they would be unlikely to marry. It is the current state of their relationship, not the possible future of it.
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PioussoulI really wonder why the past tenses of joined and united are used here. For me, shouldn't they be present or future tenses?

Would some experts shed some light? I'm really confused and don't see the perspective of native speakers.
Those are not simple past forms. Those are adjectives derived from past participles.
Marius Hancu
Pioussoul
I really wonder why the past tenses of joined and united are used here. For me, shouldn't they be present or future tenses?

Would some experts shed some light? I'm really confused and don't see the perspective of native speakers.

Those are not simple past forms. Those are adjectives derived from past participles.
Thanks, friends, for your reponses, but I don't really know whom to believe, you or Feebs in that both of you hold good reasons.

Yet, in terms of your reasoning, the base sentence should go like this:

[Two lives, two hearts,
which are joined together in friendship,
and united forever in love.]

Then, it's not a complete sentence because it's lack of a verb.

Therefore, is it possible that a wedding invitation do own poetic licence like a poem?

Please shed more light. Thanks.
Yes, a wedding invitation can be like a poem. It does not require full sentences.

Regarding the parts of speech, think of this.

I am thrilled that Francesca is coming to the U.S. That can be transformed, still as a complete sentence: Thrilled that Francesca is coming to the U.S., I am eagerly awating her arrival. Then, in a more poetic form, you can describe me as such:
Thrilled with the pending visit,
Eagerly awaiting her arrival,

etc.

Does that make it more clear why "joined" and "united" work as is?
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