(Closed) wording help (I know its tacky!)

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
243 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@kasmal:  I don’t see why it’s tacky at all. It would be considered tacky to invite them to the ceremony and then NOT to the reception so as to save money on food/alcohol. But I think it’s pretty common to have a small ceremony and then a bigger reception. I know that’s what my parents did!

Also as to your question, I kind of like the wording of “limited seating” but also I see no reason to even include that. Why not just send out reception invitations? Again, I know my parents did that. However, they got married in a house and then had a reception after with a lot more people. It may be different considering that it’s all in one place, but I still think you would be okay just sending out reception only invites to those people. 

Post # 4
2063 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would send two separate invitations, but I don’t think its tacky Smile

Post # 6
243 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@kasmal:  Are you debating if you should send them the actual wedding invitation or not and add an insert saying they aren’t actually invited? lol? I don’t see what you mean by “include” it. If I were you I would send people invited to both an invitation that says they are invited to a wedding ceremony with a reception to follow. for the reception-only people I would just send an invite that says they are “invited to a reception to celebrate the wedding of ____”…. with dinner/dancing etc.

Post # 8
611 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

this isn’t rude of you; only the other way around is rude! I agree with PP’s that it can easily be handled by sending out two sets of invitations.

Post # 9
612 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

A LOT of people send 2 invitations! I vote for that and it’s not tacky at all!!

Post # 10
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

If anyone asks just say that the ceremony was an intimate family and close friends only thing. 

ANd just make sure your “reception only” invitation is explicit about it being reception only. 

Post # 11
2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Does the divider have to be set up? I’ve seen reception spaces where the tables are set but pushed against the wall, or where guests that don’t fit in rows take seats at tables for the ceremony.

I’m just thinking ahead to the difficulty of having people arrive right at the end of the ceremony. It might be disruptive.

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