Yesterday it escaped my attention that 99% of those who visit this blog can't read Hebrew; and so, to satisfy the curiousity of those who asked, I'm translating the text of our invitation for you:
" Yet in the mountains of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem...
will be heard once more the sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom.
We happily invite you to celebrate our wedding
Which will take place, Lord willing, on Tuesday
18-th of Adar Bet (March 25-th)
Yitzhak with his beloved, Anna
Please confirm your participation until March 18-th."
And some more clarifications:
*... A wedding cannot take place on the day of Shabbat. However, many couples decide to get married on Thursday, which is closer to weekend (most people don't work on Fridays). I don't remember exactly why we aren't getting married on Thursday, but there definitely was a reason. *smile*
**... We won't be going on a honeymoon in the traditional sense of the word, both because there are still so many things to arrange in our new home, and because expenses are kind of high right now. I don't mind, though. Just starting our new wonderful life together is an exciting journey in itself!
***... And no, it isn't "traditional" to hand in the invitations such a short time before the wedding. The ones we are sending by mail will probably reach the guests only a week before. It happened simply because of our very short engagement. I wouldn't want it any other way, though. :o)