(Closed) Are these givens? (Invitation question)

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I would leave the year on, but you could take off reception to follow probably. You can’t change the font size on that detail to make it fit though?

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

The year is important! I also think its good to let them know that there is a reception following, even though its at the same location they should be aware its not just a ceremony. If you dont have enough space can you add an insert card?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think that the year is important (people send out invites the previous year sometimes!) Mine I actually put 2012 on, because it looked weird to have in the middle of my otherwise small column ‘April the fourteenth two thousand twelve’ all giant like!

I don’t think a reception is completely implied in an invitation and you might have a bunch of people eat beforehand while questioning if food will be served, or not get enough dog sitter time, or otherwise gravely misplan! It would suck to have your favorite uncle Harold have to leave right after the ceremony because he didn’t realize there would be a reception and scheduled a round of golf. 

however, if you have a wedding website and include a link to it you might be totally set because people can just go get specific information there!

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@KateByDesign: What’s your exact wording? If you put invite you to share in their wedding day as well, then I think you don’t need to mention the reception and it’s implied. However, if your saying ceremony starts at X then the reception may not be implied

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

and by the way I love them!

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@KateByDesign: I think you can leave the date numercial because of the way the invite looks. if you did it with dots: 10.29.11 i think it fits 🙂

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

That’s really tough…  I had my heart set on a specific invitation, but realized when I went to put all the info on it, even as casual as our wedding is – using numbers and abbreviations – I still couldn’t make it work without additional inserts.

If you’re set on spelling out the year, I guess you’ll have to leave it off.  As a guest, I would notice that.

If you have to choose one to leave off – I’d do the year.  Without the ‘reception to follow’ thing – I wouldn’t assume I was invited to it, and I’d bel ooking for a reception card.

Good luck!

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I had the reception to follow part in a smaller font, and aligned left instead of centered like the rest of the wording.  Hopefully that can save you some space!

I would recommend keeping both the year and the reception to follow on the invitation.  You’re already close to the bare minimum while keeping the invitation fairly formal.  You could replace ‘share the joy of’ with celebrate or use some other wording, but I’m guessing your space problem won’t be helped by altering that one line.

ETA: You didn’t say if you’re including any inserts.  If you are going to have a map, you could leave the address off your invitation and just have it on your map.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Both are very important parts! Some people plan ahead and the year will keep your guests for guessing… Reception to follow is super important! If your guests think they are just coming to a ceremony they won’t plan right! You need to inform them, that’s the point of the invitation. Here’s a pic of my wording, it might help to see that we didn’t spell out the date! 

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