(Closed) Logistics for reception-only invitations – map cards/web site?

posted 5 years ago in Paper
  • poll: What do we need when we are having reception-only invitations?
    Two map cards: one for the reception, one for the ceremony : (2 votes)
    18 %
    Two map cards: one for the reception, one showing both venues : (2 votes)
    18 %
    Single map card for reception and ceremony, showing both venues : (0 votes)
    Guests invited to the whole wedding get a single invitation : (4 votes)
    36 %
    Guests invited to the whole wedding get a ceremony invitation and a reception invitation : (0 votes)
    Don't refer the reception-only people to the website - they'll get upset : (3 votes)
    27 %
    It's okay to refer the reception-only people to the website - they're getting a free party! : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    722 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @clairebbbear:  I personally would be very careful in this situation, some people might feel offended/upset about being invited to the reception only (IMO) some people don’t even go to the ceremony and just the reception. In this case I would make 2 seperate invites. I would make one for the ceremony/reception than another for the reception only. You could probably use the same RSVP card (normally people don’t respond for the ceremony). I would also make 2 seperate maps, you don’t want people invited to the reception only to assume they’re invited to the ceremony based on the map. Regarding the website, again, careful situation, some people might really want to see you get married, than be upset that they’re not invited. Others may feel you’re playing “favorites”, and others might just not care.

    either way, I hope things work out for the best! Smile

    Post # 4
    Member
    1492 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @clairebbbear:  I’m having two receptions (one for those invited to the actual wedding and then a second one a month later for our hometown reception).   I actually am doing two sets of invites…one to each reception and I have two different websites.   I haven’t quite figured out how I’m going to handle the invites for people who are invited to BOTH receptions, but I’ll figure that out later this week. 

     

    So my vote is for….  at the very least have two different sets of wedding websites, just so everything is crystal clear for each “set” of guests and so there are no hard feelings.  

    Post # 5
    Member
    272 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Our invitation is for the reception with a seperate enclosure card ceremony people who are invited to the ceremony. 

    This was a compromise between FI and I as I didn’t want a big wedding at all. 

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