(Closed) Small wedding, big reception-How to handle Invitations?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
612 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would do two sets of invites.  I mean if I wasn’t invited to the ceremony them I wouldn’t want to know the info about it because I would feel slighted.  For those who are invited to both just do the normal you are invited to said ceremony with reception to follow.  As for the latter I would send them invites stating they are invited to a reception held in you and FI’s honor.  Have fun planning!!!!

Post # 4
581 posts
Busy bee

I was just going through items for my scrapbook and came across my sister’s wedding invitation.  She had a ceremony/dinner and then a second reception for the extended family and friends.  Hope this helps.

Her invitation for the wedding/dinner read as follows (green with pink):

      A wonderful day in our lives

             is drawing near.

We would be honored by your presence

          at the ceremony uniting




on Sunday, the _______ of __________

          two thousand and six

     at three o’clock in the afternoon


                 City, State


Please join us for our wedding dinner at

        ___________ at the _____Hotel


Her invitation for the wedding reception read as follows (pink with green):

               Bride and Groom

             will be married in a

               private ceremony

on Sunday, the ____________ of ______

             two thousand and six


         You are joyfully invited

        to their wedding reception

    on Sunday, the (one week later)

             two thousand six

      at one thirty in the afternoon.




                  City, State



Post # 5
1297 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I agree 100% with Daisylynn–2 separate invites.

Post # 6
5148 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am doing 2 seperate invites (and since mine are on different days, 2 sets of Save-The-Date Cards too).

Post # 7
1104 posts
Bumble bee

We went to a wedding like this recently, and there were 2 invites. The one for the second reception didn’t mention the first, just that you were invited to celebrate their marriage. It wasn’t as fancy but kept to the same theme (colours and graphics). I’m not sure I’d call a 120 person wedding “private” (or small for that matter – we had 80 people and it felt big enough!) so probably wouldn’t mention it on the invite for the second party.

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