(Closed) Please help bees :)…Need help with wording invite

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

1) Congratulations on your engagement!

2) Invitations should be sent 6 to 8 weeks before your wedding.  (Oct. 25 – Nov. 8)

3) “Adults Only” doesn’t need to be printed on an invitation.  It’s much better to only mention those who are invited (by name).  If someone is not named on the invitation they aren’t invited.  If anyone doesn’t understand that, you can deal with it on a one-on-one basis. (“Oh, sorry SIL, we can’t accomodate your 8 year old son at our wedding.  We’ve planned an adults only reception.”)

4) Alcohol on your menu – I think that simply mentioning verbally “Your drink for toasting is on the Bride and Groom, if you care for additional adult beverages they can be purchased at the bar.” will be eaiser than printing something on a menu.

5) Dealing with the uninvited folks – tell them the truth. “Thank you so much for your excitement!  FH and I have decided to have a very small, family only wedding.  It’s so kind of you to ask about our plans.”  – A polite person will not attempt to wrangle an invitation, nor will they hold it against you if you do not invite them.

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