Question about invations

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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1613 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@ToTheRiot:  We had a wedding website too and we still printed reception cards in our invites. They came with the package.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

I also have a website with all important information, but I would include the reception information in every invitation regardless of age or whom I suspect may not use the website.  This I would do for the sake of consistency.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

People, for the most part, don’t read the website.  If there is any information you want them to know, make sure it’s printed in the invitation.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Hi @ToTheRiot:  Etiquette Snob here… lol

From a Traditional Etiquette POV, you have 2 choices when it comes to Reception info.

You can print it at the bottom of the Invitation…

ie:

Adult reception to follow
RSVP

or

and afterward at the reception
Lake Michigan Shore Club

The favour of a reply is requested

OR you can print out a seperate Reception Card with the Details (handy if it is at a different venue from the Wedding Ceremony… or if there is “a Gap” in the timeframe)

In either case… you’d usually have a Reply Card, perhaps with Meal Choices etc, and it would accompanied by a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope so as to be returned to the Host who is tracking the Replies 

Traditiionally… other info… such as Travel Info, Hotel Info, Registry Info… was passed along to the Guests by word of mouth.  (People would phone / write for details that they felt they needed)

In the modern world… now peple usually include some of this info in a more casual Invitation Suite (pocket style).

If however you are going for a more formal look then this is stuff you’d just put up on the Website, and would include the website address / or a small card into your more formal Invitation Suite

Hope this helps,

 

Post # 9
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6273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@ToTheRiot:  we had a wedding website.  no one looked at it.  we printed info cards that went in the invitation.  people still asked us for the information.

i’ve learned, not just related to weddings but in general, that people do not read.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@ToTheRiot:  I would include a reception info/direction card with the invitation.  While not required, it would be considerate for your guests.  Not everyone will look at your wedding website. 

Also, if you’re looking for etiquette tips, you don’t generally include the registry info with your actual invite.  🙁  Sorry.  That’s definitely something that should be left to the website and/or word of mouth.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@ToTheRiot:  Ah, ok. 🙂  Maybe I miss read something.  I love the drafts though – the glitter font is fantastic!

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

That looks FABULOUS.

I think you are pretty much good to go.

I’d change the “Cocktail” line to:

Please join us for the reception immediately following the ceremony

(No need to indicate what type… if it is over a meal-time then people are going to understand that food will be served)

You could supplement that info on your Wedding Website with either a Time-Line / Schedule of the Day’s Events

OR you could do a Menu Page.

A Menu Page is particularly helpful if you are not having an Open Bar cause then you can highlight what alcohol will be provided and when for example.

Hope this helps,

 

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