(Closed) Should we list reception info on invite or no? Need help w/details card

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Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Absolutely!! They need to know where they are going next!  

I’m going to have a separate details card with the reception info, notes about any tolls, how long it should take, etc.    Its a 45 min trip from the ceremony to the reception so we’re giving everyone a 2 hour window to get to the reception… that way they can go back to the hotel to freshen up, grab a cup of coffee, etc (and we can take photos post wedding ceremony).  I’ll also be including a map with directions on how to get from point A to point B.    

My details cards might be longer than yours, mine is a destination wedding, so I might include the names of nearby B&Bs, etc as well as include special detail cards for people involved in the wedding party to let them know where the rental houses are, where/when the rehearsal dinner is being held, etc.   I will ALSO be including my wedding website somewhere on there, as that has most of the info.   

Post # 5
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187 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

i would do a separate enclosure card for reception info. If you don’t they may assume its at the same place as the ceremony, as many weddings are. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Franklin Plaza

@sharky:  +1.  If you don’t include that info then people will assume things.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Traditonally, there are two options…

1- On the Invite…

A reception will follow the ceremony

at the Palisades Lodge

Palisades Parkway

OR

and afterward at the reception

Lake Michigan Shore Club

 

2- On a seperately printed Reception Card…

Reception

immediately following the ceremony

Knolls Country Club

Lake Forest

The favour of a reply is requested

.

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From the strictest form of Etiquette…

Info not as “formal” as the Wedding & Reception info should not be sent out with the Invite.  This info is usually conveyed to the Guests via a Wedding Website (Hotel Arrangements, Driving Directions etc) or by word of mouth by someone in the family / bridal party (most notably so for Wedding Registries).

Wedding Registries, are the “tricky one”… because handled incorrectly, they can appear very gift grabby.  And altho today today it is quite acceptable to put a one-line entry for a Registry on one’s Wedding Website as long as it isn’t a front & centre piece of info… “The Bride & Groom are registered at Bloomingdales” is acceptable… listing lots of different Registries, or going into details, is not appropriate EVER… as the standard response that a couple should give when asked about their wishes for a gift is “Honest your presence on our Big Day is gift enough” (but that isn’t to say that a family member / member of the Bridal Party can’t pass along the hint on where the Couple are registered)

Hope this helps,

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@blessings:  I put my reception info on a separate enclosure card with other information like lodging etc. 

Post # 10
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9955 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

@blessings:  As I said in my response above… the standard format for a Reception Card is…

Reception immediately following the ceremony

Knolls Country Club

Lake Forest

The favour of a reply is requested

And then either a pre-printed Response Card is included with Addressed & Stamped Envelope.

OR

Where I’ve indicated the … above, the address to which the guest is to reply to is written out.

So that could be your Home Address, that of Your Parents, or even if the tone of the Wedding is informal / casual… info where the person could reply with technology so…

OPTION 1 (to whomever is listed as Host on the Invite) – 14 Adams Road, San Franciso, California  99000

OPTION 2 (to your Parents) – Mr & Mrs John Black, 87 Grace Street, Richmond, VA  232223

OPTION 3 (with technology) – Telephone (123) 555-6789

OR

Email to [email protected]

OR

Our Wedding Website – HappyCouple.com

Of course if you are utilzing technology… make sure that these systems are working perfectly beforehand (test them out)… and that there is indeed access 24/7… for using a telephone that means having voicemail available.

And be prepared for the Guests who don’t have a clue how the Etiquette required of an RSVP and having to allow time for follow up to track them down (sadly that is true, whether you have requested a mailed reply… or a paperless one)

Hope this helps,

NOTE – The first thing you have to decide in regards to Wedding Stationery is HOW FORMAL is your event going to be?  It is the formality / casualness of the event that sets the tone… and everything falls from there… including how to organize your Invites, etc.

When you say Hotel Details, I assume you mean for Accommodations (not the Wedding or Reception venue).  That sort of info is usually put on the Wedding Website, or spread by word of mouth.  Altho if you are having a very casual Wedding… and doing a “Wedding Packet” type Invite, versus the standard Envelope Invite… then that info could be included in the packet as one of the “categories”

 

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