(Closed) Another Card????

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

What reception information is on your wedding invitation?  Does it say “Celebration with dinner and dancing to follow” or something like that?

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Does your invitation say reception to follow, or does your reply card have information about a meal choice? As long as your reception rsvps are correct, I wouldn’t worry if there are people who just come to the ceremony.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Can you do a check box on your rsvp card. Check here for ceremony ponly, check here for reception only, check here for ceremony and reception?

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@merrygrl:  Just making sure I’m getting this right: you’re sending out 2 separate invitations (one for the ceremony and one for the reception), but only the ceremony invitation has a RSVP card?  Is that right?  Will they be at the same location?

I think headcounts are most important when you’re dealing with food and seating, which usually applies more for the reception. Since you’re sending out two invitations, I would include RSVP cards for the reception because if guests do/don’t show up, it can really affect your rental counts, seating arrangements, catering headcounts, etc.  Also, I would make sure that the guests only invited to the ceremony are aware that they are not joining the reception on the invitation so there is no confusion or hurt feelings.  A simple note on the invitation such as “Due to the intimate nature of our venue, the reception is by invite only.  Thank you for celebrating our special day with us.”

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

i’m sorry but the reason why you are having a tough time is because this is not typically done. small ceremony and larger reception but not large ceremony and small reception.  i know this is not your question so to answer your question.  if i was planning on inviting guests to ceremony only or to a tiered reception i would not have rsvp card for those invited to the ceremony only and only have the rsvp card for those who you are inviting to both.

so:

A. Invited to Ceremony Only

– Invitation

– Direction Card

B. Invited to Both

– Invitation

– Direction Card

– Reception Card

– RSVP Card (for reception)

if you really want a count for the ceremony then do an RSVP card for the ceremony only invites and then another card for those invited to both but have the rsvp for both the ceremony and reception on one card instead of on separate cards.

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