Post # 1
The invites we are buying (template) don’t have enough room for reception info.
It says at the bottom: “Reception to follow.”
This is fine by me because I like the invites the way they look, I don’t want too much writing on the front (it already has the church address).
In this case, how do people deal with that? My fiance said we could take some paper in our wedding color (aqua blue, which is also part of the color in the invite) and write the location of the reception and directions on that.
but who trusts the guy on these things…lol 🙂
What do you think?
Post # 3
If it says “reception to follow” without an address or location, that implies that the reception is at the same place as the ceremony. If you can’t fit the location, I would leave the reception off the invite and print a separate reception card.
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
Yeah, I think you’re technically supposed to have a second reception card. Sad panda. 🙁
BUT one way around it– have reception to follow at blah blah
and give the details in the program at the ceremony. :p
Post # 5
Your FI is actually correct. If you are having a reception at a different location than your ceremony then you should have a reception card.
We had to do that too. Here is the wording for our invite:
Please join us for dinner and dancing as we celebrate our union
starting at 5:30
For accomodations and more info
please visit: website here
Our invites from Michaels didn’t come with a reception card. So I am just going to buy another box of invites and then cut the invites in half to use as my reception card. PM me if you’d like the template of the card that I am using.
I could also send you the rsvp card template.
Post # 6
aarrggh. more money. ok i’ll do some sort of reception card.
Post # 7
We combined our reception information and our RSVP card. Since we want everyone to RSVP online, I thought it would be a nice way to save paper so our reception/RSVP card says something like Come celebrate, lists a time for cocktail hour and dinner and has the address then I added two lines which say visit our website to RSVP and select your entree http://www.myweding.com. They are not yet printed so I can’T tell you how effective it is but that’s what we’re doing and hoping everyone goes online where we will also have directions and hotel info.
Post # 8
We’re doing reception cards since our reception is at a different location. If you don’t want to pay whomever is making your invites to do it, you could buy some cardstock paper at Michael’s and print them out at home or take them to Kinko’s.
Post # 9
I’ve designed invites where the bride didn’t want to have too many inserts with a seperate reception card. Our soultion was to have the reception card as business card size and it was attached with a ribbon as an embelishment.
Post # 10
I couldn’t fit “reception to follow at blah blah blah” so I just left it at “reception to follow” I’m putting detailed information as to where the reception is at in the programs which everyone will get – I didn’t want to spend the extra money to add another response card – so they’ll find out when they get the programs (although 99% of the people know the reception is about 5 mins down the road)
Post # 11
You can print your own reception cards and tuck them in the invites! That’s what I will likely be doing.
Post # 12
these are great ideas!!! thanks! 🙂
Post # 13
We didn’t do a separate reception card (it would weigh the invitiations down and increase the postage cost) so we just put at the bottom of the invitation “and afterward for brunch” and then on the next line the name of the place. We didn’t put the address, but it’s on the website, in our OOT bags, will be on our programs, etc.
Post # 14
we;re adding a reception card, however, i just attending a wedding of a girlfriend of mine. her ceremony was held at the church and in the program the reception location was listed with the reception time and address. it was also listed on their STDs and website, so we knew ahead of time where it was being held.
Post # 15
I am doing a reception card mainly due to the fact that our church and reception venue ended up being about thirty minutes apart and I figured maybe some people would only want to go to one which is fine with me.
Post # 16
i’m doing “reception to follow at the blahblahblah” at the bottom of the main invite. then i made a map with all three sites of interest on it, the ceremony, the reception and the hotel. i numbered them by where people need to go first.