(Closed) Reception only invitations

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
485 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

What about an evite?

Post # 5
8445 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

My brother received one of these for a wedding a while back. Basically it announced the marriage and then asked you to join them for “drinks and dancing” at 8:00 (or whatever time dinner would definitely be over).

Post # 7
951 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@kjo:  +1 on wording but I would also recommend making sure the word ‘reception’ is on the invitation somewhere and not the word ‘ceremony’ to eliminate any confusion. I’ve seen some wedding ceremomy and reception invitiations that use very similar wording so any extra clarity is great!

Post # 8
54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

This is a fairly standard UK procedure where people get invited in the evening-only celebrations.. It seems simple enough; all you need to do is change the wording from “request the pleasure of your company at their marriage” to “request the pleasure of your company at the evening reception”, or however it is you’re intending to invite them. This makes it clear that they’re not invited to the whole shebang, and you can dictate when you’d like them to show up, etc. 

You also can’t really let others invite people to your wedding (in my opinion that is). If one of my friends invited me to another friend’s wedding, I’d be a bit hurt. I’d rather get a phone call from the couple, saying “hey, we’re having this big party after the ceremony, can you join?”

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