(Closed) Invite wording HELP

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
2634 posts
Sugar bee

We aren’t putting our reception info on the invite because I just didn’t like the way it looked – but I compltely understand your reason. 

I DON’T think you should “adult” on there though.  Address the invites to those who are invited.  If children of your invitees are not invited, don’t put their names on the envelope.  Try to spread via word of mouth that no kids are invited.

Post # 4
1580 posts
Bumble bee

I don’t think you need to put all the address information. And you definitely don’t need to put the city and state twice.

I’m thinking specifically that for the reception you can put:

Reception following at six o-clock in the evening
at Avalon Manor

You can provide directions to the reception venue as the guests are leaving the ceremony.

Another idea: you know how sometimes there is “black tie optional” at the bottom or in the bottom right corner of the invitation? You could have the reception information on the invitation, but use a different/smaller font and/or different line spacing and alignment.

Post # 5
372 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I agree with the above comments.  ALso, I read on some invitation wording site that there’s no “and” in the year (e.g. two thousand ten rather than two thousand and ten).  I’m adding the reception to our invites too… just makes sense to me.  I am adding the address too (but not the city) but we have lots of out of town guests.



Post # 7
272 posts
Helper bee

The traditional way to do that would be to write:

Friday, the twenty-eighth of may

two thousand and ten

half past one o’clock in the afternoon

holy spirit catholic church

1212 smith street

Smith, indiana

and at 6 o’clock in the evening for a dinner reception

at Avalon Manor



Because the first part of the invitation is worded such that you’re inviting them to an event, and so the reception part should follow in the same vein and not just be a time and place.

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