(Closed) How to word this invitation for an unusual combination of circumstances??

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Is there any particular reason you don’t want to include a reception card? In any case, how about something like “Cocktail Hour after Ceremony followed by Parade to Reception at venue #2”

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Hmmm.

Maybe” Cocktails followed by a parade to our reception venue”

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Ooh, pick what SupermansSweetheart suggested, thats good!

ETA: If you use a phrasing like she suggested you could put that directly on the invitation, and then more specific venue and timing information about the parade and reception on a reception card. If you choose to include one.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Eglantine:  What does the rest of your invitation say?

Eglantine and Bartholomew cordially invite you to their 

WEDDING!!!!!!!!!

November 3, 2012

Four o’clock in the afternoon

St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans

Cocktails to follow

Parade to reception at six o’clock in the evening

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would say something like: ceremony and cocktail hour at #1 after which we will lead a parade to #2 where reception will be held.

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Like this maybe?

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

This one might be easier to read.  Now I am just playing…=) You like how long the parade will be?????  

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You could do something like

You’re invited to the wedding of Jane and Joe Smith

Janruary 1 2020

beautiful venue

____address (or whatever wording for this part you like)

Cocktail will follow the ceremony

Please join the happy couple at ____ oclock 

as they lead the parade to ______ venue

Reception will commence at _______ oclock.  

 

I think I would include a separate reception card, or information card that says something like:

Jane and Joe are joining the great tradition of Parades in New Orleans.  They will lead the wedding party and guests from the ceremony at _____ to the reception at _____.  They hope all their family and friends will join them in this joyous event.   The walk will be _____ blocks/ _______ minutes long.  (If you are providing a float/any sort of transport I would mention that too)

I would include this incase you have an guests who have a harder time getting around and may not be able to walk.  It may also influence choices of shoes for the ladies.  

It sounds like a really fun event

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Cocktails and parade to reception to follow?

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Eglantine:  Well, they obviously ARE your names…look at the invitations!  =)

I think the fewer words you use, the better.  And I do not recommend walking from St. Louis Cathedral to Commander’s Palace…though I DO recommend Commander’s Palace…LOVE that place.

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