Post # 1
I am in the process of ordering invitations, and I noticed that they offer a matching card that essentially invites each person to a reception. Is this necessary? I would rather not spend the extra $75 for that if I can avoid it! I am not planning on excluding anybody from the reception who is not already invited to the wedding.
So, if I skip this, then where would I put that it is a cocktail and heavy hors d’oeuvres reception? Can it go at the bottom of the formal invite? I have all of this information on our website as well, but I want to make sure I do this correctly!
Post # 3
Are the ceremony and the reception in the same location? If yes, I think you can drop the extra card.
Post # 4
usually, people include a reception card when the reception is at a different location than the ceremony. if both events are in one location, just put “reception to follow.” if they’re separate, you could put “reception to follow at Name, Address” you don’t have to put the city and state since they’re already listed. it can make your invite look crowded though depending on the design.
Post # 5
No they are actually in different locations!
Post # 6
If the ceremony and reception are in the same location, only the main invitation is needed.
Since your ceremony and reception are in different places, usually a “reception card” is included that outline the details of the reception (location, address, start time).
If you want to stick with one invitation, you can simply add at the bottom, “Dinner reception to follow at Blankety Blank”. I’ve received invites like this before and it worked out fine!
Post # 7
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
Not necessary as long as you can fit all of the necessary information on the main invite.