(Closed) Guests invited to ceremony, but many wont be able to attend. How to word invite?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
3267 posts
Sugar bee

@mandajwach:  You don’t need to mention that you know lots of people won’t be able to make it.

You could do your RSVP

____  See you in Kuai

_____ See you at home reception

_____ See you at both

______ Don’t wanna come at all.



Post # 4
7560 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

How about just “You’re invited to our ceremony in PLACE on DATE and reception in PLACE on DATE. We would love to have you at both but understand if you wish to attend the reception.”

Post # 5
11747 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@mandajwach:  If I was invited to a Destination Wedding, I would expect a reception not just a ceremony. I kind of feel if you ask people to travel that far, you need to provide them a reception while they’re there, but that’s just me. 

Post # 6
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Who’s going to the DW? If it’s strictly family, you don’t have to send invitations to everyone and expect them to go to your AHR as well. Just send invites for the AHR and word them as follows:


Bride name & Groom Name  Married on x date @ x location

Please join Mr. & Mrs. X for a celebration of their marriage on X date @ x time / location


They’re basically wedding announcements.

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