Post # 1
My FH and I are having the wedding and reception in Texas because that is where I am from. We would like all our friends and family to attend, but because his friends and family are from Ohio, we are afraid they won’t be able to make the Texas wedding. Therefore, we are having a Celebrate the Wedding party in Ohio after our wedding for those we invited but couldn’t make it to Texas. I have no clue how to make invitations for the Ohio party. Can I include the invitations with the wedding invite or should I mail them seperately? Also, how do I word the invitation to the Ohio party?
Post # 3
@lonestarbabe: I think you should include the invitation to the Ohio party with the wedding invitation to minimize the risk of confusion. One of my friends had the same situation you did (wedding in one state, second reception in another). She worded it like this:
“Because many of our loved ones live in Ohio and may not be able to make it to Texas for our big day, we are in the process of planning a special reception dinner in Columbus, Ohio to be held on December 15, 2013.”
Post # 4
@somethingaquamarine: Thank you! Your response was helpful!
Post # 5
I agree with somethingaqua – include both in the invitation. I’ve seen a sample RSVP card that had two events mentioned, (very similar to your situation) and the guests had to check off which event(s) they would be attending.
Post # 6
Two sets of invitations. I’m doing the same, and will be wording it something along the lines of “Come Celebrate Our Wedding! X and PeachSnapple were married on blah blah in RI surrounded by family. Hometown Reception will be held at blah blah on certain date.:
Post # 7
@lonestarbabe: I could have wrote this exact post! We live in Texas, where I am from, and he is from Ohio!
We are talking about destination eloping so one family doesn’t feel excluded from the wedding and then hold two receptions.
Post # 8
We’re getting married in Sweden (where I’m from) but will have reception in Canada once we’re back. We’ll send out one invitation for the wedding in Sweden, and a separate, less formal, for the reception here. This is the invitation I’ve created for the party in Canada:
Only that I’ll change the wording a little bit, to something like “Please join us for food, cake and fireworks to celebrate that we’re married!”. Just because I like paining, I’ve created the invitation in four different colours – the pink dahlia one you see above, as well as an orange, purple and blue/green version to match the envelopes I’ve lined. 🙂