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What is the best way to word an invitation for those we are inviting to the ceremony, but not the reception?
Due to space and cost, we want to invite work colleages and some not so close friends to the ceremony only - plus drinks & nibbles - but not the reception. What would be the best way to word an invitation for this?
Are you ready for the truth, no matter how tough it may be to accept? Well it goes like this: you should not invite these extra guests at all. Correct wedding protocol is that all those you invite to your wedding ceremony are also to be invited to the wedding reception. No matter what your ‘ceremony-only’ guests say upon learning they were brushed from the A-grade party…
Fortunately your wedding invitation isn’t a legal document, so you have the choice to use either your married name or your maiden name. If most people will recognise you by your maiden name, you may feel more comfortable using this. However, if nobody will be able to quickly figure out who is sending the invitation…
Should we send invitations to our wedding party? I figure if they have been asked to be best man, bridesmaid etc and accepted, then they are already coming to the wedding. My fiancé and I are in conflict over this and even my mum isn’t sure of the etiquette?
I’ve heard that you should use a fake time on the wedding invitations — 30 minutes earlier than the actual start time — to ensure that everyone is on time to the wedding. Is this a done thing?
Address the invitation the same way you would address one to a couple who is living together but not married (in other words, any couple with different last names). Names are listed alphabetically, no matter which person (woman or man) comes first. The outer envelope should look like this: Ms. Samantha Adams Mr. Thomas…
We are ready to send out our invitations. The only problem is that we don’t know whether we should include a card stating where we are registered. In the past, I have received some invitations with one and some without.
Your programme can be whatever you want it to be. The opening page generally says something like “The wedding of Maria Jones and Brandon Sullivan, November 30, 2009.” Most couples then list the names of the wedding party and any other ceremony participants (readers, ushers, and so on), sometimes including the relationships of these important…
If you’re having a small, casual wedding (fewer than 50 people, pretty laid back), it’s completely fine to handwrite invites. You don’t even have to use calligraphy. If you or someone close to you has nice handwriting, you’re set. And you’re right — you’ll save some bucks. Then again, for a large, formal wedding, you…
Put the parents’ names on one line and the kids’ names underneath, like this: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sullivan [or Robert and Sandra Sullivan] Brandon, Jennifer, and Kyle 123 First Street Anywhere, Australia 1234 If you need two lines for the children’s first names, that’s fine. Keep in mind that children over the age…
Your invitations may already be folded the right way (if flat cards, then no worries), but if not, you should fold them, probably in two, like a book. The fold should be on the left, with the invitation text on top and the inside page blank. Enclosures such as maps are usually placed beneath the…
By candygirl_10 from The Knot Help wedding forums