(Closed) Need Critiques and Advice for Invite!

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
839 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@RCH1286: The only thing I see is it should be “two thousand thirteen” not “two thousand AND thirteen”

Otherwise, I love them! Very pretty!

As far as your reception card goes, I don’t think you need “reception to follow” on the invite if you’re having a separate card with the info on it. I don’t know the actual etiquette on this, but as a guest, I usually interpret “reception to follow” as “reception is immediatly after at the same place,” but that’s just me. Maybe other bees can give some insight on the actual etiquette on this.

Post # 4
911 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - The Down Town Club, Philadelphia

@RCH1286:  Reception to follow does usually indicate that there isn’t a time gap. I would take it off.

The reception card wording sounds great, I’m not sure you need to add anything else.

I agree with PP, you don’t need the “and”.

And, I’m not sure that you want advice on this, but including your late mother at the very top, reads as…a little awkward? I’n not sure how else to word it, honestly, unless you change the wording entirely. 

Ex:   Brides’s Name

daughter of your dad and late mom


Groom’s Name

son of his parents

request the pleasure of your company…


Sorry if you didn’t want feedback on that aspect of the invite. My FI’s parents are both deceased, so it’s sometihng we’ve been dealing with as well.


Post # 5
396 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I would hold off on your invites.  I am positive they will have another sale before you need to order them.  I have found that my mind has changed drastically a few times on style choices and so I wouldn’t want to have my invites sitting around for 5 months when I might change my mind…


But to answer your original question, I would maybe consider a non-italicized font for the info.

Also it should say “at two o’clock”

I’ve seen both “two thousand thirteen” and “two thousand and thirteen.”  I think that’s a style preference.

I don’t love the scrolly thing above the reception line, it doesn’t seem to go with the rest of the invite.

I agree w/PPs, you shouldn’t have reception to follow if it’s not at the same place.

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