Post # 1
My future parents-in-law are throwing us a reception in their home state a week after the wedding. Many of the people who are going to be invited will not be invited to the wedding, simply because we have such limited space. I have two questions:
1) Should my name include my new married name?
2) How soon should we send the invitations out? I kind of feel like this one is dependent on the first one…
Post # 3
1) You could put “the soon-to-be FirstName NewLastName”. That way, no one is confused.
2) I think I would send them a month before for a less formal reception and about 2 months for a more formal event
Post # 4
I’ve done it for some of my brides and just used first names.
Julie & Jason are tying the knot.
Join us at a bar b q reception
6:00 pm etc.
Because the invitations will have to go out before you are married, you have to be careful how you word it so that it is clear it is a post reception or home state reception.
Post # 5
We’re going to phrase it as “come celebrate the marriage of…”