Post # 1
So, for those of you who havent seen anything of mine on here… Fiance and I are getting married on a Sat afternoon. Dry reception, and mainly family, and close friends. WELL, afterwards we are having another “reception” which basically consists of going out downtown with all of our FRIENDS. SO, i want to give those people an invitation, so that they know that we still care about them, and that we want them to help us celebrate. We are getting a big party bus limo thing and what not. And Fiance and i are staying in a downtown hotel that night, so thats why i figured that would be good as well….
Well… I need help wording THAT invite. lol. I made a slight mockup, and dont judge too hard… but what do you think I should be including with this??
Cory & Megan have tied the knot!!
The Good and Wholesome way…
Now lets go CELEBRATE this awesome occasion!!!
Where: Meeting at Kari Jo’s house, my fabulous Maid of Honor and Best Friend. Then hitting downtown!! Watch out Cincinnati, Megan & Cory are hitched and they are ready to let you know it!!
When: Saturday May 5th 2012 at 9pm
What: Come one, Come all, Come friends… to help us celebrate our new marital bliss!! ( and Buy us a shot!)
Call or email to RSVP: (and here I will list my MOH’s info)
Post # 3
I don’t like that you are switching point of view (them, us, our, etc…)
Post # 4
Are you footing the bill for this occasion? It seems like you would be, since you are sending out formal invitations. But your comment about buying you a shot seems to indicate otherwise. I wouldn’t send out a formal invitation if your “guests” are buying their own drinks. I would do word of mouth or something more informal like an e-vite.
And personally either way I would take out the part about buying you a shot.
Post # 5
I don’t like that you’re inviting them out to buy you drinks either. I get it – you’re wanting to have a fun after party with booze… but I’d omit that part and DEFINITELY consider offering some kind of complimentary drink option for your guests – maybe a signature drink, special beer, whatever.
Also don’t care for the point of view switching like PP mentioned.
Post # 6
@Krises HECK NO we arent paying for that actual night out!! If we could afford that, we would just invite everyone to the wedding!! lol
This is meant to just be like a funny invitation. Basically a flyer.
But I will take the “shot” out and change my POV’s. 🙂
Post # 7
I’m not clear from the invitation what exactly is being planned and to what, exactly, you are inviting your friends. Are you and your Fiance planning to pay for all of the food and beverages for your guests at the second reception (from the line “and buy us a shot,” I am supposing not), or are you just asking them to all gather at the same place for a bus trip for you all to go out together but each person/couple is responsible for his/her/their own food and beverages?
ETA: I see that others posted similar questions, which you answered, while I was writing and editing my post. Given the nature of your plans, I would not do any type of invitation or flier. I would simply have my Maid/Matron of Honor or other friends pass along the word to the friends you’d like to have meet up with you that evening.
Post # 8
So this is an after party for people that arent invited the actual wedding? The wording of it now sounds more like a bachelor/bachelorette party. And I agree with PP’s, take out the part about the shot. And maybe do a more informal invite, or even word of mouth.
Post # 9
Yes, its not really going to be an INVITE, more like a flyer….
Overall, we just want everyone to gather, and go downtown with us for a few hours…. I am personally not really a drinker. Ill probably have 2 glasses of wine, and im done. BUT, our BM’s and GM’s also want to go out with us and party, since there wont be alcohol at our actual reception.
Post # 10
Honestly I’d skip the flyer/invitation route and just go eVite/Facebook/word of mouth.
Post # 11
@KristenGotMarried: I agree.
I think if you don’t want people to get the wrong idea about your intentions (i.e. who is paying for drinks etc), then you are better off just doing word of mouth, evites, etc. Sending out any sort of flyer/invitation would indicate to me as the receiver of the flyer that you are paying.
Post # 12
Yeah, I would do an email or FB event and say you’re going out on the town after your wedding and you hope all your friends will come out and help you celebrate.
Post # 13
Thank you ladies for the insight. I think that is exactly what I will do.