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How to word a reception only wedding invitation....?

We are having a small ceremony with just our closest friends and immediate families. How can we word an invitation for guests who are only invited to the reception without it sounding bad?

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Asked by jenae_gist at 3:18 PM on Oct. 16, 2010 in Entertainment

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  • such and such request the honor of your presence at a celebration of their marriage Saturday, the ninth of January at seven o' clock Rob Roy Country Club Mount Prospect, Illinois

    Answer by lovinangels at 3:22 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 3:22 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • ''Name and Name are being united in marriage on Such-n-Such date, and would like to formally invite you to celebrate their union by attending a reception held in honor of their love and committment to each other at Place/Date/Time.''
    enclose an RSVP.

    Answer by dullscissors at 3:23 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • on the evening (then put the time)

    Answer by san78 at 3:27 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • I was thinking maybe this? What do you think?

    First Middle Last
    First Middle Last
    joyfully invite you to
    share in their happiness
    as they celebrate their
    marriage at a
    reception following
    an intimate ceremony
    and dinner on
    September Tenth
    Two-Thousand Eleven
    at Seven O'clock p.m.
    At the Venue
    In Anywhere usa

    Comment by jenae_gist (original poster) at 3:33 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • To me that invitaion says the recpetion will be after the ceremony and dinner. Is that what you are saying? Just need a little clarification on that maybe. Personally I would leave out the fact that it is "after" something.

    Answer by elizabr at 4:43 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • I did that - wedding was immediate family only, with the reception following at a different location for everyone. I don't remember word-for-word what our invitation said, but it was like a regular invitation.
    Mr. & Mrs. (my parents names)
    invite you to join them in the celebration of the marriage of their daughter
    (my name)
    (DH's name)
    son of Mr. & Mrs. (ILs names)
    at a dinner reception
    on the (date)
    with a dance to follow from (times)

    Answer by 4time-mom at 5:11 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

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