Post # 1
My fiance and I attend a church of about 60 members. We are getting married at the church. We would like to invite everyone but we know that probably only about 5-10 will show up. I am running out of invitations. I want to make sure I have an accurate list of who all has an invite so I can be sure to try and get them all back regardless of if they’re coming or not. We only actually talk to maybe 6 people from there who we know we’d definately want to invite so I plan on giving them a reglar invitation. Since I don’t even know most of their names (we haven’t been attending very long) would it be out of line/rude to have something like this announced and put on the bulletin? I need to make sure nobody tries to actually go to the reception that wasn’t invited and responded yes because they won’t let them in there if they aren’t on the list.
Jane Doe and John Smith would like everyone to know they are invited to their wedding ceremony here at xxx church on September 6, 2014. If you think you may be interested in also attending the invitation-only reception afterwards at the xxxx Country Club please see Jane and let her know so she can give you an invitation and put your name on the dinner list. You can also write your name on the list downstairs at the bulletin board if you don’t catch her before or after services.
Post # 2
BrideDJ: Since ceremonies in a church are generally open to the public, perhaps you could invite those members of the congregation that you would like to attend the reception after – as a standard wedding invitation would.
I assume a notice of the ceremony will be posted in the church bulletin, and those who want to attend the ceremony will.
Post # 3
BrideDJ: I would just place the invitation to the ceremony in the bulletin.
I think you would know the names of the church members that you would like to invite to the reception. You can send them regular invitations.
Post # 4
well I don’t mind allowing the others to come to the reception too but I just need them to let me know becauase like I said it’s probably not going to be too many and I have it in the budget and space for even half of them to come which I know won’t. So is it tacky to do it the way I said to say if you do want to come to the reception you can let me know? And then the specific ones I know I want to inite go ahead and give them theirs on the same day the announcement is first made? I have about 20 invitations left and I figure maybe 10 people would actually consider comeing to the reception I just don’t know which ones you know what I mean?
Post # 5
I think your announcement looks good. Go for it!
Post # 6
I think place a request with whoever does church announcements and/or place a notice of sorts on the bulletin board.
Post # 7
ok I talked to the pastor’s wife and she said it sounds good so thanks everyone