Post # 1
SO I just realized, now that our invites are all sealed, stamped and ready to go out tomorrow, that I failed to include ‘reception to follow’ on the invite or a reception card insert.
There is only an invite, with the typical wording, our names, the date, time and location. As well as a response card with no menu choice since we are doing hors d’oerves and a lunch buffet.
It is a sunday late morning ceremony at a country club with about 50 guests. There is a cocktail hour in between the ceremony and reception so I don’t think people would just leave, since it’s essentially in the same location.
Do you think our guests will understand that their invite is for more then just a ceremony? I hope so :/ I feel so bad for forgetting such an important part! Our wedding website has all the info, but I only sent out the website on the save the dates, I don’t know if people even still have them and/or ever even looked at the site.
Post # 3
Hmm… I would be sure to inform some guests (close family) that you made a little booboo. Perhaps they can help spread the word once the ceremony is over 🙂
Post # 4
Most people just assume there will be some kind of reception, so I believe you are fine. 🙂 People will be there mingling afterward anyway, so they will realize there is more! Plus with the time and day of your wedding, people won’t really be in a hurry to leave. So you will be fine! Don’t sweat it. You’ve got bigger things to think about at this point. 🙂
At least you didn’t put the wrong zip code on your invites like me. 😉
Post # 5
With 50 guests you could just e-mail call the ones who RSVP yes. IT really isn’t a biggy. 🙂
Post # 6
@kittylove13: +1 to the emails and spreading the word, put it on a wedding website, and a sign at the ceremony that says reception to follow.
Post # 7
just have your officaint state reception to follow after he announces you as husband and wife
Post # 8
@TogetherThroughLife: Thanks that makes me feel a lot better. I do think people will mingle and realize there is more. You have to pass through the cocktail hour area to get to the parking lot from the ceremony, and I doubt people will just pass up the food and drinks being served there 😉
And as the others have said, word of mouth will surely help as well.
I just can’t believe how I forgot such a minor detail, makes me wonder what else im forgetting! lol
Post # 9
I like the idea of a cute sign at the ceremony telling people that there will be a reception of follow.
Post # 10
@asianyoushi: great idea! thank you 🙂
Post # 11
You could put something in your programs too (if you are doing them). Just a little note that says something like “Immediately following the ceremony, drinks and appetizers will be served in (wherever your cocktail hour is).”