Post # 1
We would like the tone of our wedding to be nonfussy, but modern and elegant. Not casual, but without pomp and circumstance, if that makes sense. How do we convey this on our invitations?
I am thinking of this wording:
You are joyfully invited to share in the wedding celebration of MsMustard and MrMustard (followed by date and location, etc.)
What do you think? I am a little paranoid that people will think we’re inviting them to the reception only, and not the ceremony (both will occur in sequence at the same location). I say this because a friend was confused when we wrote, “we hope to see you at our party!” in our initial “we are engaged” email last summer.
Post # 3
Sounds simple and to the point, if you ask me. Thumbs up!
Post # 4
I think calling the wedding a celebration is pretty standard. My invites will be worded like this if it helps:
“please join us for a celebration of love, friendship, laughter, and family
Aure Fullname &
Aure’s Fiance Fullname
request the pleasure of your company
at the celebration of their union
reception to follow”
Post # 5
Our invites read:
NDBee and Mr.ND,
together with their parents, X and Y&Z,
invite you to share in the joy as they exchange vows and begin their new life together
on Date at Time.
I think your wording is fine, and shouldn’t be confusing if you include the ceremony location and start time with “reception to follow” information after. I don’t think that a guest would believe they were only invited to the reception if the invite had the ceremony information on it.
Post # 6
Okay, thanks for the reassurance! We aren’t writing “reception to follow” — probably something along the lines of “drinks, dinner, and dancing to follow,” which I think is essentially equivalent.