Post # 1
For our invitations, we have designed a series of postcards. We have three of them: The invitation, a map/hotel information, and the RSVP card.
We realized today that we didn’t put any information about the reception on anything. So we are having a bit of a crisis.
1. Redesign and reorder the invitations indicating that a reception will follow.
2. Include a 4th card with information about the reception. But in this case, I don’t know what other information to include. A menu? It’s a buffet, so is that weird?
Any help or ideas? We are desperately behind already on getting these out because of some printing issues. We need to figure this out ASAP!
Post # 3
Are the wedding and reception in different locations? If they are in the same location, then it is no big deal. Ours just says "Reception immediatly following" and no other information.
Post # 4
Yeah, but ours doesn’t even mention a reception.
I worry people will assume it is just a ceremony and nothing else.
Post # 5
our ceremony and reception are in the same place, but we actually printed a smaller card for the reception details (same size as our response cards). all it said was:
THE PLEASURE OF YOUR COMPANY
IS REQUESTED AT THE RECEPTION
The reason why we printed up a separate reception card was b/c a lot of our parents’ friends attend the reception only and are used to having a separate reception card.
If your budget allows for it, I think a reception card would be helpful in your case. But yes, usually, if you had included "Reception to Follow" this would have fine too. 🙂
Post # 6
You can just add a fourth card to add in your reception location info. Even if it’s in the same place. It’s no big deal.
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2018 - The Desmond Hotel in Malvern, PA
Personally I like the idea of a separate reception card, even if the reception is in the same place as the ceremony. Our reception is in another place, but here is what our reception card will say:
Please join us for dinner, dancing, and merriment
six o’clock in the evening
The Desmond Hotel • Malvern, Pennsylvania
If you are in the same location for both, just scratch off the last line with the location as it will just be redundant. And be creative! I have seen "Please join us for cocktails, dinner, and dancing," or "Please join us immediately following the ceremony for the reception." Peruse some invitation or design studio websites and see what their examples show and pick whatever you like best.
Post # 8
We have the invite and 3 additional cards, so I think more cards and more information is always better! Even if it is in the same place, I would still mention where it is again.