- 9 years ago
- Wedding: August 2009
How big of a deal do you think it would be to include the reception info on the main invitation rather than having a reception card? We’re trying to cut costs on the invitations, and a printed reception card means an extra $80-$150 (depending on which invitation design we go with).
Emily Post’s Wedding Etiquette has sample text of an invitation to ceremony & reception, with the two events at different places. She says "When all the guests invited to the wedding are also invited to the reception, the invitation to both may be combined." That’s true for me, so it ought to work.
On the other hand, Crane’s Wedding Blue Book says "<span class=”mainContent”>Reception cards are used whenever the wedding ceremony and reception are held in different places. Because they are at different locations, they are considered separate events. Therefore, they each require their own invitations." But this is from Crane, which is a paper company, so it’s in their interest to insist that etiquette demands I buy as much paper as possible.
I’m so reluctant to spend an extra $100 on cards that say "Reception immediately following the ceremony, nameofhall, street address" – it would totally fit on the ceremony invitation, and everyone is invited to both.
What would you do?