Post # 1
Would love to send this to the printer but want to make sure there is no mistakes and it sounds ok! (Note: all text besides the brides and grooms first name are in capital letters, so don’t worry if capitals are not in the right spots!)
Brides first and middle name
grooms first and middle name
Together with their parents
V and A Lastname
S and D Lastname
Look forward to sharing with you
The sun, the sea, and the memories
of their wedding ceremony
on Sunday, the fourth of August
Two Thousand and Thirteen
at five o’clock in the afternoon
Lodge Rd, Town, Nova Scotia
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at five thirty
Dinner at six thirty with dance immediately following
For more details: landd.appycouple.com
Wedding code: 00000
1. Should I leave out the times of the cocktail hour/dinner and just have the time of the ceremony with “reception to follow”?
2. Also we are all paying equally for the wedding so I listed all our names because I don’t want any of the parents to be offended. Is this appropriate or is something else supposed to be used such as
Together with their parents
Miss Gwendolyn Merritt Thomas
Mr. William Garret Barnes??
3. Should I leave off “for more details” and just list our wedding website and code by themselves at the end of the card?
I am enclosing a RSVP card which will be worded something like this (thanks @California_bee!):
Thanks in advance for any help or insight!!
Post # 3
1) I don’t think you need to put the specific times for cocktails and dinner. Reception to follow works just fine.
2) The way you wrote the names is perfect since everyone is hosting. Your parents should be named first if that’s not the case. Just out of curiosity, why aren’t you putting down your and your FI’s last names?
3) There is no “and” in the year, and no part of it should be capitalized. (Okay, just saw your note)
4) Some of your lines start out capitalized but don’t need to. (ETA: Just saw your note but leaving this here in case someone else is wondering what needs to be done.)
5) Road needs to be spelled out.
These are totally nit picky and not huge deals btw! Otherwise, I love how you worded it and your RSVP.
Post # 4
@llgraham: It all looks good to me! If the ceremony and reception are in the same place I would consider taking out the times of the cocktail hour and reception and just putting “Reception to follow” like you suggested. Less wordy/complicated.
Post # 5
Thanks so much for the suggestions:) I didn’t even see I had put Rd instead of Road, and didn’t realize about the “and” in the year.
@HisMoon: We are not putting our last names just for style (cause it looked cool written in cursive when everything else is going to be in a sparse capitol font, and my FI has a long name with 2 middle names so I don’t know if his last name would fit!) …but maybe we should so everyone knows who belongs to which parent? hmmm another thing to think about:)
Post # 6
@llgraham: Well if you’re having a huge affair with some not-that-close guests then I guess identification is a good thing. However, I’m going to assume that most of them know which person belongs to each parental set! Keep the last name off by all means. I was just wondering to wonder 🙂
Post # 7
@HisMoon: 🙂 I will leave them off:) Thanks again for all your help I will definately be using your suggestions!