Post # 1
My fiance and I are planning a small wedding for family and a few of our closest friends (approximately 120 guests) and then have a big reception (300+ guests) and invite everyone. How do you handle the invitations? Do you have two different ones printed up? I haven’t seen anything about this and was wondering if anyone has any good suggestions for us?
Post # 3
I would do two sets of invites. I mean if I wasn’t invited to the ceremony them I wouldn’t want to know the info about it because I would feel slighted. For those who are invited to both just do the normal you are invited to said ceremony with reception to follow. As for the latter I would send them invites stating they are invited to a reception held in you and FI’s honor. Have fun planning!!!!
Post # 4
I was just going through items for my scrapbook and came across my sister’s wedding invitation. She had a ceremony/dinner and then a second reception for the extended family and friends. Hope this helps.
Her invitation for the wedding/dinner read as follows (green with pink):
A wonderful day in our lives
is drawing near.
We would be honored by your presence
at the ceremony uniting
on Sunday, the _______ of __________
two thousand and six
at three o’clock in the afternoon
Please join us for our wedding dinner at
___________ at the _____Hotel
Her invitation for the wedding reception read as follows (pink with green):
Bride and Groom
will be married in a
on Sunday, the ____________ of ______
two thousand and six
You are joyfully invited
to their wedding reception
on Sunday, the (one week later)
two thousand six
at one thirty in the afternoon.
Post # 5
I agree 100% with Daisylynn–2 separate invites.
Post # 6
I am doing 2 seperate invites (and since mine are on different days, 2 sets of Save-The-Date Cards too).
Post # 7
We went to a wedding like this recently, and there were 2 invites. The one for the second reception didn’t mention the first, just that you were invited to celebrate their marriage. It wasn’t as fancy but kept to the same theme (colours and graphics). I’m not sure I’d call a 120 person wedding “private” (or small for that matter – we had 80 people and it felt big enough!) so probably wouldn’t mention it on the invite for the second party.