Post # 1
I’m hoping someone will be able to help me brainstorm some ideas for invitation wording for our hometown reception. I’ve been looking through the boards and googling and I just can’t seem to find the right message. We are getting married in September at Lake Tahoe (destination wedding for 95% of the attendees – but not for us) and then in October we’ll be hosting our hometown reception party in Chicago for all of those family and friends who would not be able to travel to Tahoe.
It’s not going to be too formal – we just want to have an evening filled with dinner/drinks/music/dancing and just all out celebrating.
Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas? Or maybe can lead me to somewhere with some more options?
Thanks in Advance!
Post # 3
I found this thread looking for ideas for my invite wording!
Post # 4
I think this is what im gonna do
Nick ******* Will be married at a private beach ceremony
on the 5th of November
2010 Nassau, Bahamas
Please join them
for a celebration filled with drinks, dinner & dancing on 27th of November
Wyndham Portland Airport
Post # 5
Yeah, that’s very similar to the route I was looking at taking. I guess there aren’t really too many options for this sort of invite, even though from what I understand these “hometown receptions” are becoming more and more the norm!
Mishelleez – are you sending formal invitations to your hometown reception too? Or less formal? My Fiance has a very strong opinion that it needs to be more formal and he’s already picked out the invites (I figure, if he has such a strong opinion on it, I better go with it, but I’m just curious if this the norm).
Post # 6
We are doing formal ones, we only have 8 people invited to the Destination Wedding ( 2 of 8 are +1’s)
So our reception is going to be formal like a normal reception. My FH either hates what i pick out or doesnt care so i dont ask anymore 😉
Post # 7
We are sending out our hometown reception invitations before the wedding occurs. For some guests it is an enclosure inside the invitation to the wedding, and for other guests all they will receive is the invitation to the second reception.
This is the wording we chose:
Bride’s Full Name
Groom’s Full Name
for a hometown wedding reception
immediately following their honeymoon
Hosted by _____
Saturday, August 21, 2010 at noon
At Venue’s Name
Please RSVP by August 14 at website
or call Host at Phone Number