(Closed) how to word ALL DAY wedding invite?? HELP!

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Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Well…

I think the solution is fairly simple: if you want people to come to both, put that the ceremony starts at 1:30. You don’t need to tell people ahead of time what the ceremon(ies) entail. 

BUT

I think you’re asking a lot of your guests. 2 hours for a ceremony, FOLLOWED by a SECOND ceremony is a lot of…ceremony. 

I think that in that case, perhaps the best solution is just list 1:30 on the invitation and then on your website, explain how the ceremonies will work. A website is more informal, so you can indicate that there are two ceremonies and that everyone is welcome to both ceremonies. 

The question that is in my mind, however, is whether you care if people opt to come at 3:30 just for the western ceremony and skip the Nigerian ceremony? 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Can you say something like, “Dinner and Dancing to follow at x:00pm” on the invitation, then something like, “We are excited to share in the celebration of weddings from both of our cultural backgrounds. Please visit our website for an outline of the day.” on the additional info card?

Rough, I know.. But it’s a start.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

To the OP, check you pm.

Post # 11
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Worker bee

I don’t have any advice, but my mom went nigerian wedding a few years ago, and still talks about how fun it was and how great the food was. Your wedding sounds like a blast and not a burden to guests. I think people will stay and enjoy the whole thing!

Post # 12
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Busy bee

Your wedding sounds like it will be a fun celebration…  I would design a layer invitation to your celebration and word the invitation something like this…

 

The families of the Miss Bride and Mr. Groom are delighted to invite you to a wedding day celebration.  In honor of our unique and diverse heritage and in recognition of the blessing of your friendship and love we are delighted to invite you to participate in….

A Traditional Nigerian Wedding Celebration at 1:30 PM in the afternoon on the banks of Stone Creek in the center of Camp Wed.  Casual Attire is appropriate for this mid afternoon event… The Celebration will include a short ceremony, savory and sweet treats made in Mr. Groom’s family tradition, and the opportunity to share in a unique celebration… 

Following the Nigerian Celebration, guests will be please to have the opportunity to freshen up and get ready for the evening activities.  Cabins will be available for families to prepare for our evening’s entertainment or just to get settled into your home away from home for this special weekend! You can also take this opportunity to go for a walk on Camp Wed’s famous Sunkissed Lane where Mr. Groom proposed. 

The Wedding Processional at 3:15 

In recognition of our mutual Old World heritage, we are inviting you to walk with us on our journey to the Camp Chapel…  Mr. Groom’s beating drums will meet Miss Bride’s bells as they walk from the riverbank to Camp Chapel…  Flat Shoes suggested. 

The Witnessing of Vows…

Mr. Groom and Miss Bride will exchange vows at 3:30 in Camp Chapel. 

The Wedding Dinner will be held at 4:30.  Dancing will follow.   

 

Post # 13
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Busy bee

Your wedding sounds like it will be a fun celebration…  I would design a layer invitation to your celebration and word the invitation something like this…

 

The families of the Miss Bride and Mr. Groom are delighted to invite you to a wedding day celebration.  In honor of our unique and diverse heritage and in recognition of the blessing of your friendship and love we are delighted to invite you to participate in….

A Traditional Nigerian Wedding Celebration at 1:30 PM in the afternoon on the banks of Stone Creek in the center of Camp Wed.  Casual Attire is appropriate for this mid afternoon event… The Celebration will include a short ceremony, savory and sweet treats made in Mr. Groom’s family tradition, and the opportunity to share in a unique celebration… 

Following the Nigerian Celebration, guests will be please to have the opportunity to freshen up and get ready for the evening activities.  Cabins will be available for families to prepare for our evening’s entertainment or just to get settled into your home away from home for this special weekend! You can also take this opportunity to go for a walk on Camp Wed’s famous Sunkissed Lane where Mr. Groom proposed. 

The Wedding Processional at 3:15 

In recognition of our mutual Old World heritage, we are inviting you to walk with us on our journey to the Camp Chapel…  Mr. Groom’s beating drums will meet Miss Bride’s bells as they walk from the riverbank to Camp Chapel…  Flat Shoes suggested. 

The Witnessing of Vows…

Mr. Groom and Miss Bride will exchange vows at 3:30 in Camp Chapel. 

The Wedding Dinner will be held at 4:30.  Dancing will follow.   

 

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would include an invitation card, a reception card and an RSVP card in your invitation suite.

The invite card can have the details of the two ceremonies

The reception card can have the details of the reception including times

And the RSVP card you can include a line that says:

I will be attending the nigerian ceremony ____, christian ceremony ____, reception ____

Then you will have accurate numbers for all events.

Post # 16
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Wannabee

Hello dear,

I understand that you want to have both ceremonies on one day because of cost but it won’t be a bad idea to incoporate the Nigeria ceremony into the reception. This can happen maybe at the beginning of your reception that way all your guests will get to see the Nigerian ceremony. Or you can just break up the events and have the Nigerian wedding/ceremony the day before you main event. I know it’s too much money to spend but you can have the nigerian ceremony at your parents house.

I’m a Nigerian-America and most Nigerian here in the state normally have a two day event, the traditional Nigerian ceremony and the traditional white wedding the next day.

If you have more question you can PM me

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