Post # 1
Okay ladies, I need your help with my invitation wording.
I have to get these ordered this week so I can get them out next month!
with joyful hearts
request the pleasure of your company
as we join as one in marriage
and celebrate our new life together
Saturday, the fifth of April
half past five in the evening
two thousand and eight
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
I plan on putting the inclement weather plans on the map/direction cards.
BUT- I want to put something about the reception to follow on the bottom, but not too formal b/c this isn’t that formal of a wedding, since the ceremony is in the sand and I don’t plan on wearing shoes!
So do you guys like:
1. dinner, drinks and dancing to follow inside
2. food and festivities to follow
any other ideas ladies?
Post # 3
Maybe: Join us inside for dinner & dancing!
Post # 4
- Wedding: April 2011 - in the woods
I love the wording of your invitations! For the reception, what about "dinner, drinks, and dancing will follow"?
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2019 - Dreams Cancun Resort & Spa
your invite wording sounds great~ I was going to put reception to follow on my invites~ and then I decided to take it off. I’m getting married near the beach as well and I thought it wasn’t necessay because it was kind of a given that a reception would follow at the same resort…is that ok?
Post # 6
I was planning to just do ‘reception to follow’ but I think ‘dinner and dancing to follow’ is fun. Also, it’s my personal pet peeve and I know people do it both ways, so feel free to ignore me, but technically the year is two thousand eight. Having the word ‘and’ in a number means a decimal point.
Post # 7
Actually, that decimal thingy used to be a pet peeve of mine as well, but according to Crane’s Wedding Blue Book, that only qualifies in mathematics. In fact, you technically don’t even need to include the year at all!
You can also check out other wording tips on their site. I think another bee posted it on a thread somewhere here and it’s been so helpful to me!
Post # 8
Thanks ladies! I wasn’t too sure what to do with this!
EK- I kept going back and forth on that one!!! I will def. fix that!
I think I’m going to put “dinner and dancing to follow” for the reception line.
I don’t see the point in making a new card b/c it is at the same place and I really want to save trees! Plus, everyone is traveling here and staying at the hotel.
Lovebird- I think it is totally okay to leave “reception to follow” off as long as everyone knows that it is a give-in… the only reason I wanted to add it was b/c I wanted to add a little fun and make sure everyone knows to bring dancing shoes (and beach flip flops!) and be in a festive, partying mood!
Thanks again ladies!
Post # 9
I went to a wedding on the beach with a dancing follows later- and the bride actually set out a basket filled with cheap (yet cute) flip flops for ladies to change into. If its in your budget –
I even saw flip flops that imprint into the sand- maybe you could wear a pair that imprint "I do" into the sand- or something cheeky.