(Closed) When to send invitations to at-home reception?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
3267 posts
Sugar bee

If everyone being invited to the Destination Wedding is also being invited to the AHR then you can do 2 invites.  One to both

____ Yes to Destination Wedding

_____ Yes to AHR

_____ NO to Destination Wedding

_____ No to AHR

and then one just for the AHR folks.

Time line remains the same regarless of the location of the party.  6-8 weeks before the event is when you send out invites.



Post # 4
673 posts
Busy bee

Since your AHR is reasonably soon after your Destination Wedding, I would think you could send out invitations to both at the same time for those who are invited to both. I wasn’t sure it could be done without looking too busy, but it turns out that a Bee had previously done it. (Link goes to the picture of the enclosure they added that outlined all of the events.)

If you are inviting people to your reception and not your wedding, you probably should send the invitations to both out at about the same time. There’s already enough debate about inviting people to one wedding-related event without inviting them to the ceremony, so I’ll leave it to you to go through those threads that are plentiful on the boards. But, if you’re definitely doing it, then it’s probably best to do it around the same time so people who might be hurt at being left out of the wedding ceremony could still feel included in some way. How your friends and family respond to being invited to one event instead of the wedding is something only you can know.

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