(Closed) How to word an invite to the reception when the wedding is the same day?

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’d say something along the lines of “A reception to celebrate the marriage of Ms. and Mr. Bamboo.”

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I agree with the above.  Also, make sure you dont include anything about the ceremony and if they ask, have something ready for them.  

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We were invited to one and the invitation looked just like a wedding invitation, only it said “invite you to a reception honoring…”-everyone understood and when I read it, I honestly didn’t think anything about it except that the ceremony must be small, intimate & immediate family only. I went to another one like 2 years ago where the ceremony was at a local B&B and the reception was at the country club-they served Thanksgiving dinner (it was around the holidays) and it was lovely. I don’t think people mind and understand right away why the invite says reception.

 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

I agree with liztwinz.

You could also ask your family members to say “Well, you know her – she and fiance are just so shy” when other people ask them why they aren’t invited to the big wedding or why you aren’t having a big wedding.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

You know, the other thing you could do is reach out to someone like Mrs. Avacado and ask her how an reception invite is worded in the Morman religion since non Mormans can’t go into the church.  I was invited to a reception quite a few years ago that was for a Morman couple that was worded really nicely.  I can’t seem to remember what it said though.

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