(Closed) Day After Wedding Brunch

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We’re having three events as

well.  A rehearsal dinner on Friday,

wedding with formal reception Saturday and bbq on Sunday.  We are sending separate invitations for the

rehearsal dinner.  With the wedding

invitations, we included an information card which contains details on flight

and hotel reservations.  We also added

this wording “Weather permitting, we will be hosting an informal cookout and

pool party at ____________ for our out-of-town guest.  Stop by around 2pm, for good food, drink and

company, and a chance to mingle casually with the newlyweds!” 

I think

you would be fine to do something similar. 

You can wait to send the invited for the Friday dinner until a few weeks

after the wedding invitations go out, so it won’t seem to everyone as though

they were bombarded with several invites at the same time.

Post # 4
2161 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I like the idea of inserts. 

Post # 5
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

PS My computer was acting very strangely last night.  Sorry for the odd fonts and formatting in my above response!!

Post # 6
254 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think inserts are the best option so that you are able to get the word out to the exact best option.

Post # 7
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I agree that inserts are the way to go. This way, when out of town guests make their travel plans they will have all the information and can plan accordingly.

Post # 8
5110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

Absolutely inserts that way there is no extra invites and everyone can have and recieve all of their information at one time 🙂

Post # 9
780 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We are doing a weekend Family Union that sounds very similar to what you are doing:

-Save the dates (sent out in December) with all info including the hotel where family are encouraged to stay

-late February/  early March invites to the Family Union!!!!

Our activities are:

5/25/11 – Family Bowling and Pizza

5/26/11 – Wedding and Reception at a local conservatory

5/27/11 – Breakfast at the hotel with the bridal party and the LAZER TAG!!!

We are listing the activities on the save the date and also putting the Friday and Sunday activities  as inserts in the main invite…  people will RSVP by email


Post # 10
1304 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We are in a similar situation.  Our invitation had 4 parts:

1. Formal wedding invitation to Saturday late afternoon wedding ending with “reception to follow”

2. Second smaller invitation inviting people to both (a) Friday night bbq and (b) Sunday brunch.  They are both being held at the same location, so including them both on the same card worked pretty smooth.

3. RSVP card (and reply envelope!) that listed the events and asked guests to specify how many people are attending each, and to specify entree selections.  In our case we also said, “Children are welcome at the bbq and brunch.”  (We didn’t include any kids on the envelope address because they are not invited to the wedding itself.)

4. Single fold information inserts that list directions, contact info, accomodations, and area activities since it’s a quasi-destination wedding.  I designed and printed these myself; the other three pieces were ordered from a stationer.

We have about 1/3 of our replies so far, and so far no one has been confused.

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