Friday wedding and wording issues. Help!

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Perhaps the people in my life are rude, but they often see the invitation as and invite to the reception. Many people skip the ceremony anyway – it will be 50 people at the ceremony and 150 at the reception.

Not something I particularly believe in, but I suppose to each his own.

I’d just not mention it at all, and let people skip it if they can’t make it – you’re inviting adults, right? They can determine their own schedules.

Post # 4
374 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I had a Friday wedding as well.  I don’t think you have to put it into words.  I think if people can’t make it to the ceremony they will just come to the reception.  I know people who have done this with their own cousins.  People who couldn’t make it to the ceremony just told me that they will just be at the reception, which was fine with me. I don’t think people will skip both if they can’t make the ceremony. 

Post # 6
99 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@moneekw:  You could also word your RSVP in a way that indicates it, I had a cousin do that when her ceremony was at an inconvienent time.

Just write your RSVP as 

___ will be attending ceremony

___ will be attending reception

___ will be attending both

___ regretfully decline

This clearly indicates to guests the options plus helps you plan how many seats to have out for the ceremony.

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