- 10 years ago
- Wedding: October 2009
I’m getting married in DC, which is where I have lived for eight years and is also my fiance’s hometown. My mom is also throwing a second reception for us in my hometown in Ohio about a month after our wedding.
The second reception will be a cocktail/h’ors d’oeuvre party at an historic home. It won’t be quite as formal as our post-wedding reception, more like an open house where people can come and go as they please, though I am wearing my gown and my hubby will be wearing a suit. It will also be much smaller — I don’t think we’ll have more than 30 guests.
I’m wondering about how to handle invitations for this. I am making my own invites, so I’m wondering if they should follow the same formality as the wedding invitations — with reply cards — or if we can get away with just listing my mom’s phone number and/or e-mail address and handle it that way? I know that isn’t tradition but I’m not sure if such formality is really necessary.
Anyone else have a second reception? How did you handle the invites?