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Need help w/ casual reception invitation wording

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#1 pbbride6907

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    Posted 19 February 2007 - 12:30 PM

    So, we're only having immediate family and our closest friends in Cabo with us for our wedding. And we're not having an official reception in Cabo after the ceremony, just a really nice dinner. In order to celebrate with all of our other friends and family, we're planning a big party when we get back. It's going to be casual, and Mexico themed. We're going to have a Mexican buffet, cake, dj, etc, but it's also going to be outside at my fiance's father's house, which is on the lake, and has a pool. So-it's really just going to be a fun party.
    How should I word the invitations for this? I want it to be casual and fun.

    #2 Christine

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    Posted 19 February 2007 - 12:47 PM

    something like
    please join us in celebration of our marriage for a fiesta....date, time, etc.

    I don't know that sounds weird, let me think about it. I know Tammy had an AHR maybe she can help better than I can.
    Christine + Will (married 7/20/07) + Ainsleigh (born 6/25/08) + Nolan (born 11/9/10) + Delaney (born 12/31/13) = One Very Happy Family!

    #3 pbbride6907

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      Posted 20 February 2007 - 08:01 AM

      Thanks for your help! You're definitely on the right track. I saw a post somewhere on here that had a good example of wording I could use. I think it was a picture of an invitation? I can't find it now though!
      I'll keep working on it and let you know what I figure out!
      Thanks again!

      #4 Christine

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      Posted 20 February 2007 - 10:53 AM

      you can search in the upper right corner for invites...that might help. Also the knot.com has an invitation workshop.
      Christine + Will (married 7/20/07) + Ainsleigh (born 6/25/08) + Nolan (born 11/9/10) + Delaney (born 12/31/13) = One Very Happy Family!

      #5 TMELTON

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        Posted 20 February 2007 - 01:24 PM

        I am glad you asked this question. I have been trying to decide on my wording as well. We are doing the same thing except we are marrying at EDR.

        #6 tob1kanobe

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          Posted 21 February 2007 - 01:31 AM

          I am having a hard time with the wording of our invites because we are doing a bon-voyage party before we leave (a small paper signing ceremony will also occur so technically, people will see us get married) and I dont know how to word it where they will feel good about being invited but not left out because they arent invited to the wedding in cabo. I am having my mom's wedding dress made into a cocktail dress for the party.

          this is what i am thinking:

          How lucky to marry not only the love of one's life, but one's best friend

          At sunset on
          October 13, 2007
          will be married in
          Cabo San Lucas MX

          You're invited to the
          local celebration to help send off
          Bride and Groom
          on date & location

          It's still awkward but something like that - any suggestions?
          Bryan (DH) is Napolean Dynamite and his friend is a keg.

          #7 laura b

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            Posted 26 February 2007 - 11:49 AM

            I have the same sort of problem.
            I don't know how to send everything out:
            some people are invited to the wedding in Mexico, but not all. We are also having a big reception when we get back. So how the heck do I send out invitations for all of it? I really don't want to mess with a ton of different mailings (i.e. STD for wedding, reception, invitation to wedding, reception, etc).
            Of course, the STDs for the wedding are already out.
            Any ideas?
            The current plan is to have those pocket invitation things where they'll have a choice to rsvp to the reception and wedding if they're invited to both, or just the reception. Then the wording does get tricky.

            #8 AmyInMI

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              Posted 26 February 2007 - 12:29 PM

              Here are a few examples I came across:

              We're getting ready to depart
              on a romantic trip which is only the start
              Bride's Name
              Grooms's Name
              will be married on

              Please join us for a reception
              when we return
              Date and time of reception

              Bride's name
              Groom's name
              were united in marriage
              on the twenty-sixth of February
              two thousand and seven
              at sunset
              om the island of St. John
              U.S.Virgin Islands

              Please join them as they
              celebrate their vows
              on date

              I came across less formal wording that started with "We took the plunge..." and invites your guest to come celebrate, but I can not find it at this time. If and when I do, I will post it!
              Amy & Aaron
              May 10, 2008
              Dreams Tulum, Riviera Maya, Mexico

              #9 amym567

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                Posted 16 June 2007 - 04:38 PM

                I'm working on my reception wording today and need help! Mine is a formal reception, and I'm debating on putting the date of our wedding on there so I don't confuse people (since these will be sent out in the next week, and we won't be married yet). Also, it's being hosted by my parents who are divorced and both re-married.

                Here's my start:

                Mr. and Mrs. James Michalsen
                Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Kowalewski
                Request the honour of your presence at a Reception to celebrate the marriage of their daughter,
                Amy Elaine
                Mr. Kevin Michael Lindell,
                Son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Lindell.

                The reception will be held at
                Hawk’s View Banquet Hall, 2217 Forest Hills Road, Machesney Park, Illinois
                Saturday, the Fourth of August, Two-Thousand Seven at 6:00 p.m.

                I also like the wording from the above post about "We're getting ready to depart", but then I need to work on the rest of the wording so I can get our parents' names there- then I WOULD put the date and place of the actual wedding.

                I know these thoughts are jumbled- I'm going on not much sleep since I'm babysitting my 7 week-old niece all weekend!!!

                Thanks for any help you can give!

                #10 laura b

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                  Posted 17 June 2007 - 02:55 AM

                  Amy, your AHR is the same day as mine!

                  We just put
                  "It is with love and joy that we invite you to join us in a reception to celebrate our marriage"
                  and then the time/date details follow.

                  Those invitations are very similar but different wording than the wedding ones. For the wedding ones, we worded it appropriately, but then in one of the pocketfolds, put a little card that had directions to the AHR with a date and time. The RSVPs for the wedding had spots for both wedding and reception. Then some people only got the reception one, which was the first one I discussed.
                  Does this straighten anything out?

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