(Closed) Invitation wording?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

ok so this may or may not help, but I would put the information for the ceremony on the main invitation and you could put appertizer reception to follow at whatever location or you could have a reception card that says the info an you just put that appetizers and cake (if ur haing it) will be served, also on a wedding website you can actually put that no dinner will be served and  refer people to the website as well that way you can be sure people are getting the info, put the wedding website on the reception card or invitation. But if you say appetizer reception to follow people should understnad what that means, and if they dont they will ask someone closely involved in the wedding planning.

 As for time frame my understanding is send out invites like 2 months prior (the knot has a helpful checklist), roughly and RSVPS should be like 3-4weeks prior to wedding, but some venues require you give them a final count by a certain date, if that is the case make the RSVP date atleast a week before that deadline bc some guests may lag!

Good Luck!

Post # 4
1562 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We are almost identical in issues.  My wedding is 6/16, and is at 1pm, with apps and cake at a different location.  The reception card says to join us for hors d’ouerves and dancing, and our website goes into detail about no meal, cash bar, etc.  The RSVP card says “the favour of a response is requeted by the twenty-fifth of May” and then gives options for RSVPing by website, email, or calling our parents.

Post # 6
1735 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

after the ceremony info you could put apps and cocktails to follow

Post # 7
685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

After the ceremony, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Post # 8
8 posts
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Amber0913:  If you’re having the ceremony at a separate venue, you’ll need a reception card with the reception venue’s address.  On that reception card, you could say something like:  light refreshments to follow.  If you’re having cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, then say so.  Still, there is a difference betw/ hors d’oeuvres and appetizers (hors are passed, apps are seated) and it could be misleading if you don’t elaborate.  Similarly, if you’re not having cocktails, I’d suggest leaving that out because then alcohol is expected.

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