Post # 1
We are having a beach wedding and I fell in love with this saying
OUR NAMES: Look forward to sharing with you the sun, the sea, and the
memories of their wedding ceremony.
BUT I’m worried that by using this saying people will think I am skipping cocktail hour and a reception which I am NOT.
I have also listed clearly on the website we created the layout for the day. This link was put on the STD and will be listed again on the invitation. BUT I know the older crowd I am inviting will simply skip over that step.
Post # 3
I like it! That sounds like a wedding I’d want to go to for sure!
Maybe just make the last part more general, like “… memories of their wedding day” or “special day,” something like that?
Post # 4
@kestane: Ah thanks 🙂
I actually have thought about that before but I think it takes away the “Sing-Song” effect of the saying – almost sounds like its rhyming if you get what I’m saying.
Post # 5
it’s traditional (not that you have to follow tradition) to send both a ceremony invitation and a reception card so that might be one option if your concerned.
I think the wording is very sweet and there’s no need to change it – I think that even older folks will visit the website if they are unsure about a reception/cocktail hour. I would just make very sure to include something along the lines of “We invite all of our guests to join us for dinner and dancing/a cocktail reception/etc. immediately following the ceremony” on your website so that no one will mistakenly think they were invited for the ceremony only.
Post # 6
@mrsgroomzilla: We want to keep the budget low on invites. Right now we are between two designs.
One design we were looking at is in the form of a gatefold invitation. The template on the back of the invitation includes quick information regarding cocktail hour and reception and stating there are a block of rooms available. I’m not sure if this is “tacky” or if people will even bother flipping the card around to see it. Ugg what do you think?
The other invitations style is cheaper and probably will be able to afford a seperate reception card.
Post # 7
You could always stick “reception to follow at _____________” at the end!
Post # 8
@dressedinlovexo: I don’t think you need it at all, as long as the wording on your website makes it clear that everyone is invited to the reception and mentions hotel blocks, I think you should be fine.
If you are concerned that particular guests won’t check the website you could always reach out to those people individualy to be sure they have all of the information they need 🙂
Post # 9
Love this verse, but agree with the PP who suggested “wedding day” rather than wedding ceremony.