(Closed) Invitation Wording Order in the Digital Age?

posted 4 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

careful with “summer wedding formal,” that sounds to me like an invitation to wear khakis and “business casual” comfortable clothing


Post # 4
1689 posts
Bumble bee

@canuckandakiwi:  Since you are using the traditional stilted third-person language to the effect that “Ms Canuck and Mr Kiwi / request the pleasure of the company of / …” I assume you are having a formal party and want to consider using the formal invitation structure. In that case, put the dress code in small print in the lower right corner where additional information properly goes, and put “R.s.v.p. / weddingwebsite@provider.com / 555-444-3210″ in the lower left (or, instead of the foreign abbreviation, the more forthright English “The favour of a reply is requested.”)

When I hear “reception” I tend to think of afternoon garden-party tea type affairs so no, “Cocktail Attire” does not work for that. For such an affair the appropriate dress would best be called “Daytime formal.” If your affair really is a cocktail party in that five o’clockisn ambiguous timeframe, “Cocktail Attire” works fine.


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