Cross Stitch Wedding Gift
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|Mon, 06-09-2003 - 10:33pm|
A friend of mine is engaged and will be married early next year. I was so excited for her that I cross stitched a small design (5" x 7") to be either framed or inserted in the top of a wedding album. At any rate the design is very simple, a twisted, flowing ribbon shaped like a heart with a rose, leaves, etc. The ribbon then is tied in a knot. In the center I cross stitched the name of the bride and groom and the date of the wedding. It seemed a little "bare" so I added the following two lines, from a traditional wedding vow:
To have and to hold, (this is centered above the ribbon heart)
From this day forward... (this is centered below the ribbon heart)
I had checked the internet for the appropriateness of the above wedding vow and it seemed to be a fairly standard one, used in secular and religious ceremonies. However, I have found out from my friend that she may be writing her own vows and I don't know if I should leave the design as is. It really came out very nice, or remove it completely, or use lines from her vows which I feel are so personal I cannot bring myself to ask her especially since it would ruin the surprise gift and possibly ruin her surprise as she would recite her vows for the first time at her wedding.
Is this an etiquette issue?