Wedding Reception Invitation Wording
April 15, 2005 9:26 AM Subscribe
We're getting married in June at the courthouse. Our parents, and anyone else who's around and wants to go, is welcome to come along but we're not formally inviting anyone. We are, however inviting people to the reception, and I have questions about what the invitations should say.
Together with their families
1. The reception is a very small party at a local restaurant and pub that includes a heavy hors d'oeuvres/light dinner buffet (so it's in the evening) and open bar.
2. We really don't care what people wear, as long as they are comfortable.
3. The invitation is to the reception only.
We're using an assortment of clever postcards as our invitations, and having people RSVP via email (this is okay because the guest list is very small, and the only people who might be put off by an email RSVP have already RSVPed) so brevity is a consideration. How much of this should I try and communicate and how should I make it clear that the invitation is just to the party?
I've gotten this far:
cordially invite you to...
But then I'm at a loss.
posted by jennyb to Writing & Language (18 answers total)