Post # 1
FH and I are having a small beach wedding in July (much sooner than we anticipated). We want to do the ceremony with just our parents and grandparents and then have a larger (but still small ie under 60 people) reception. I have the timing worked out so we’ll do the ceremony a few hours before the reception then have time to take pictures, set up for the reception, visit with family etc. My problem is I have no idea how to word the invitations for those just invited to the reception so no one gets offended. I’d appreciate any suggestions 🙂 Thank you
Post # 3
I would say something along the lines of please join us at the celebration of our marriage.
Celebration and marriage are probably the most appropriate. Connotes party and the deed is done.
Post # 4
Would something like He and She invite you to a reception to celebrate their marriage sound alright? I just want to be clear that its only the reception they’re being invited to that way no one ends up upset or disappointed on the day itself..
Post # 5
I think that’s fine. You could say “please join us for a reception in celebration of our marriage.” if you wanted to make it even more clear. Plus with a 60 person invite list, you can also start letting the details spread through word of mouth.
Post # 6
This is my reception-only invites, which I’m sending ASAP, hence the future tense of “will be married”.
Girl Lastname and Boy Lastname
will be married on March 26th, 2010
Please join us for a Reception
as we celebrate
Saturday the twenty sixth of May
two thousand and ten
at six o’clock
The Generic Hotel