(Closed) Confused about reactions to invites

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

@Saunders386: Can you tell us what your invite said? or put up a picture of it, so we can determine if it’s formal looking or sounding?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Can we see a picture of the invite? I wonder if the look was more formal, so people think that it is (perhaps if it’s just a white background with black lettering). Or perhaps the words did not allude that it’s a casual event.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ

Yeah, hard to tell with just the description. If you sent a postcard, I would wonder why they’d be confused. But if you sent a formal invite to the BBQ, I would be confused as a recipient too.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Well that’s formal.  Very simple and reads as formal.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

Any kind of “marriage celebration” would make me think semi-formal unless it specifically stated on the invite that it was a BBQ or that it was a casual affair.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Saunders386: That’s a pretty traditional wedding invitation.

If I got that I’d assume a “cocktail attire” ceremony and reception.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Saunders386: mass email…or have a wedding.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

That’s  a formal invitation.  It’s formal wording and the presentation (plain white paper and black ink) is formal and traditional.  If I got that invitation I would assume it was a “regular” wedding if that makes sense, where the men where suits and women wear dresses.  I’d also assume that there would be a ceremony.  If you have a small group of people, I’d spread by word of mouth, that it’s a bbq reception- no ceremony- and the dress is casual.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ

Ditto to what everyone else said. 😉 I’d just do a mass email and word of mouth to correct it.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Yeah, what the PP’s have said. Even the mass email to explain a little better. Since the invitation looked simple and formal instead of something more playful ppl aren’t going to want to come dressed down just incase.

 

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