Post # 1
Me and FI are eloping in November and we want to hold a party to celebrate with all of our familiy and friends when we come back, this won’t be a traditional wedding reception more a party and we’re looking at places to hire where we can do some buffet food/nibbles etc. I don’t know the right etiquette here, shall I just let people know the date/location when it’s booked, do I do formal invitations or…??
Post # 3
@FutureMrsMarlow: I’d do formal invites so you can get an RSVP number. We did something similar and we worded our invites as something like celebrating our marriage because everyone already knew
Post # 4
Since we’re only inviting immediate family and close friends, we plan to e-mail everyone the information.
Post # 5
@FutureMrsMarlow: I would send beautiful invitations! 🙂 I’m sure your family and friends will be psyched to celebrate with you.
Post # 6
I think formal invitations would be nice, even if it’s not the wedding per se. It’s still a special event and most of us don’t get to attend ”formal” events that often in life. It’s always a nice surprise to get a formal invite in your mailbox. 🙂
Post # 7
@FutureMrsMarlow: We did casual invites and also word of mouth. I won’t lie- I really wanted some type of invitation but it also needed to convey the casual-ness of the event… I think it’s especially helpful for grandparents & older people who would prefer to have all the info printed in one place, and for keepsakes. Here’s a peek at ours, we toyed with the idea of postcards too but just couldn’t get all our info on it.
Post # 9
I did formal (as in printed) invitations from Etsy. Since I also had the jpg I also emailed them to people. We set up a Google phone number for RSVPs in addition to email.