(Closed) Invitation Etiquette question

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
5797 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Are the ceremony and the reception in the same location? If yes, I think you can drop the extra card.

Post # 4
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

usually, people include a reception card when the reception is at a different location than the ceremony. if both events are in one location, just put “reception to follow.” if they’re separate, you could put “reception to follow at Name, Address” you don’t have to put the city and state since they’re already listed. it can make your invite look crowded though depending on the design.


Post # 6
1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

If the ceremony and reception are in the same location, only the main invitation is needed.

Since your ceremony and reception are in different places, usually a “reception card” is included that outline the details of the reception (location, address, start time). 

If you want to stick with one invitation, you can simply add at the bottom, “Dinner reception to follow at Blankety Blank”. I’ve received invites like this before and it worked out fine!


Post # 7
4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Not necessary as long as you can fit all of the necessary information on the main invite.

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