Post # 1
Please keep in mind this is for an elopement party with close friends and family! It will be held in my FI’s parent’s backyard and will be super casual. With that in mind… what do you think??
Front of postcard: our names + location we got married + elopement picture of us
Back of postcard:
Yeah, we did, now let’s celebrate!
Mr. & Mrs. XXXXXX
Please join us for a casual reception
To celebrate our love & marriage
Friday, Month XX, 2019 // 6:30 – 9:30 P.M.
123 Main St // City, STATE ZIP
Kindly respond by Month XX
Call or text 123-456-7890
We look forward to celebrating this special occasion with our nearest and dearest
Also, sorry I had to change so much to general/fake info. Just want to make sure my info is kept private!(:
Post # 2
I think it’s good as is and doesn’t need editing.
However, since you want feedback…
You’ve used the word celebrate three times so maybe consider a different word (so it flows better).
I personally get irked by the word reception when you’ve eloped but that’s just me being difficult!
Post # 3
ladyartichoke : Thank you! I noticed “celebrate” 3 times too but not sure how to replace it! And I used reception because my mom hated the word party(:
Post # 4
When I read “casual reception” I think maybe light refreshments, apps, or cake and punch. Will you be serving food? I know you probably wish to convey maybe the dress code or environment but perhaps the wording could be changed up!
Post # 5
maybe use “semi formal” or “dressy casual” or “non formal” depending on what you want as far as ambience and atmosphere. This way they know what to wear attire wise, and still know that it will be a full party with food, just a slightly more laid back atmosphere 🙂
if you will have food/dinner, Let them know that dinner will be served. So they dont eat beforehand.
looks good! I myself want to do something like this for my wedding! 🙂
Post # 6
mrs2b70 : Yes! We plan to serve food. I was originally only planning on appetizers and an open-house but I’m leaning more towards a 3 hour long reception with lots of food! It’ll be super casual though and seating will be picnic blankets & standing (so more of grazing than a sit down meal). It’ll be in the summer and it’s hot here so I’m totally okay with people wearing shorts & comfy clothes as long as they’re kinda nice not just yard clothes… not sure how to convey all of that in the invite? Also, we can’t do tables because the yard isn’t flat enough
Post # 7
ladama : Good idea! Thank you(:
Post # 8
It all sounds good to me, except ‘To celebrate our love & marriage’. Being invited to celebrate someone’s marriage is lovely, being asked to celebrate their love is a bit.. cringey to me .
Post # 9
To reduce one of the “celebrates” I would just say-
We look forward to sharing this special occasion with our nearest and dearest
Post # 10
elderbee : I didn’t love that part either. Just couldn’t find a better way to say it. Thank you!