- 8 years ago
- Wedding: March 2010
I am in need of help with my wedding invitation wording. We are having a 3pm Catholic ceremony in the afternoon with a reception immediately to follow at a location across town. After the cocktail hour and before dinner, we wil be having an informal exchange of vows ceremony with my fiance’s father officiating. My fiance is not religious and he wants his views represented on our wedding day as well as mine and thus we are doing a second ceremony.
How can we word this for the invitation? We will probably include wording on the reception card, something to the effect of “at sunset we will exchange personal vows, followed by dinner and dancing etc” but I have a few problems with the details. I don’t want people to be confused and wonder why the two ceremonies are happening and not just the standard one. So I don’t know how to make it clear and concise. I also don’t know how to word the timing of the ceremony and don’t want people to think there is a huge gap in time during the day – there isn’t. Lastly, I don’t want people to be lazy and avoid the Catholic wedding because there will just be another one later – I want all of the guests to attend both!