(Closed) Is this Invitation wording okay?

posted 10 months ago in Paper
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

It’s too small, can you type our what it actually says?

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2018 - UK

It sounds fine to me! You’re going to get lots of responses telling you it’s taboo to mention the gift thing, but I can see from the addresses that you’re a UK bride too, and it’s definitely much more accepted here than in the USA. I don’t think I’ve ever had a wedding invite without gift info, so just take the cultural difference into account with the responses x

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Looks fine to me.

I would just have the ceremony start time rather than 12:30. They are adults and know to turn up on time. As a guest I usually aim to arrive 15 mins before the start time especially for a civil ceremony as they won’t tend to let you into the room to sit down before then lol.

Just FYI – in some countries mentioning gifts at all on the invite is seen as ‘wrong’ so a few bees will comment on that. It is fine in the UK.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I don’t love the “At Their Marriage At” part, the “at’s” don’t sound right to me for some reason 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I agree with PP, just put the start time, (most) people know to show up early.  Also, only the first letter of every sentence should be capitalized. So marriage, at, follow, etc. shouldn’t be capitalized.  Regarding gifts, I just wouldn’t put anything.  Make sure your parents know where you are registered.  Most people will give cash, if they want to know about a registry, they will ask, or they will just give you something random (we got some beautiful gifts that we didn’t ask for).

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2018 - UK

Beth7210 :  I was the same, we didn’t have a website either! The way you’ve added it to the info section is totally standard and acceptable on a UK invite

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1995

Just put the time on there.  You don’t need please arrive at 12:30, ceremony will begin a 1:00

It just needs to say — 1 pm

Gifts should never be mentioned on an invite.  I would leave all that off.  

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

A few things- 

I would put your full names on the invite “Lewis Cox and Beth Doe invite you…” 

Agreed with putting your actual ceremony start time, and get rid of the 12:30 part. 

Your RSVP date seems very early – Why 6 weeks out? I’d probably move that closer to the date so you get a more accurate number. March 15 at the absolute earliest, but the 22nd or 30th would be better IMO. 6 weeks people might not have work schedules, etc. You’ll get last minute changes which will be much more frustrating than waiting an extra few weeks for a final count. 

The gift part is pretty gag-worthy to me, but if thats normal for you then have at it. 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Beth7210 :  I wouldn’t worry about that. You need to be there earlier to meet the registra yes? You can arrange to meet them away from guests / the venue can help to make sure no one is around when you arrive and squirrel you into a room for the meeting with them. I have known a few brides have their interview while sat in the car lol.

Drinks during the wait is good, but people won’t want to hang around. Just put 1pm on. It will be OK.

Gifts section is fine.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

PaperQueen :  gifts on an invite in the UK is perfectly OK and quite common. Most couples will have some basic info like accomodation / gifts etc on there.

jellybellynelly :  RSVP is often dictated by the venue here. Ours needed final numbers 4 weeks ahead so advised to have a 6 week RSVP so you had time to chase stragglers.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper

Twizbe :  I’ve had vendors request unreasonable confirmations like that as well, but a simple push back is all they need. Obviously I can’t speak to UK specific, but (as a previous event planner I know) they aren’t setting up chairs and tables one month in advance, and generally soft numbers will suffice until a final count is in. It’s more frustrating to go back 12 times with changes rather than wait a bit. In fact, if it’s a busy venue, they probably aren’t even focused on it until much closer to the actual date anyways. A May 11 date is much less important than a March 30 date on March 25. 

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