Post # 1
My fiance and I are getting married in a private ceremony (essentially elopment– just us, officiant, photographer, and witnesses) the afternoon of Sept. 19th, and are having a formal family dinner reception that evening.
How do I word my invites and save the dates? Do I say “you are invited to celebrate the marriage of…” or “you are invited to our marriage celebration” or something along those lines? I think “celebrate the marriage of…” or some variation thereof sounds pretty good, except I don’t want to make it sound like he and I are already married, since it still is only happening that day.
Help! I need to get it figured out by today (because I have a coupon code for my STD’s that expires today– haha)
Post # 3
@beanowl: Search for the bee “flying_hearts” – she had a couple reception only events (each person’s home town, I believe) so her stuff would be great examples on how to word it. 🙂
Post # 4
@beanowl: I would think it’s still okay to say either “celebrate the wedding of..” or “celebrate the marriage of…”even though you are getting married earlier in a private ceremony. As you said, it’s still on the same day, and still the traditional format of ceremony followed by reception. Don’t make it more complicated than it needs to be. You have to save all of that energy for figuring out when to use caps.
I also struggled with wording but found looking at the language and grammar of cards on Minted.com helped a lot.
Post # 5
Our save the date simply reads:
Save the date
K & K
are getting married
formal invitation to follow
Haven’t worked out the invitiation wording yet 😉
Post # 6
Thanks for your advice, guys!
I went with “invited to celebrate the marriage of…” and I ended up finding cheaper Save-The-Date Cards on Vistaprint! I got 50 for $15… YAY!
Post # 6
I am planning a small wedding with a larager reception, and plan to send out Save-The-Date Cards for eveyoner as a heads up. Then when the time comes for the wedding invite, some will get a standard invitation for the ceremony/reception, and the rest will just get reception/dance invites.