- 7 years ago
- Wedding: January 2012
I’m working on the page about the reception on our website right now. We’re having a masquerade ball reception, so in addition to the normal driving directions to the venue and info about the food, I would like to have a section called “About the Masquerade”. It will say:
A few of you have asked us about our masquerade theme. Both of us have always loved theater, and we both love to travel. A few years ago, Mr. Moon went on an epic tour of Europe, and he fell in love with Italy. Thus, when we were trying to decide on the kind of reception we wanted, Venice’s Carnevale came to mind. We want to go to Italy together, and the masks remind us of theater, how we met. A masquerade ball seemed like the perfect thing to do. Besides, how else could GreenEyedMoon possibly live out her Labyrinth and The Phantom of the Opera fantasies?
Q: Do I have to wear a costume?
A: Certainly not. Traditionally, guests at a masquerade ball wore the popular clothing of the times and then simply added a mask. If you wear a nice dress, suit, or tux, you will fit in just fine.
Q: Then do I have to bring a mask?
A: Please feel free to bring your own mask if you would like. We would love to see anything you bring. However, please do not feel like you must. We will have several masks available for your use at the reception, and we definitely understand if you choose not to wear one at all.
Q: If I want to purchase my own mask, where can I do it?
A: Party City always has quite a collection of masks, as does the Earthbound Trading Company. If you are located in the Dallas area, then you might check out the Dallas Vintage Shop, which has a huge selection. There are also several online dealers, like A Masquerade, The Venetian Mask Society, and Mask Italia. You could also look at Etsy.com for something more unique.
I’m afraid that because it touches so close to telling the guests what to wear, they might be offended. Would you find this section to be helpful or rude? Can you think of any other questions you might have if you heard you were going to a masquerade wedding? How can I improve it? Please help me, bees!