I work in a spa with 30 women. My wedding is a hot topic for discussion and we are a pretty close group. I can’t afford to invite them all to the wedding, but I’ve heard of people being invited to the reception after dinner to celebrate. Anyone done this? How do you word it nicely? Do you give them a formal invitation or just verbal?
We have a pretty large group of people that we wanted to invite, but could have everyone come for dinner. We sent out save the dates/invites to everyone who is invited to dinner and made a Facebook group for friends who are invited to come later for the reception. I just put in the description of the Facebook event that he we are having a dinner earlier in the evening but wanted to make sure we could have as many of our pals there as possible. Seems to be working out so far!e
When we’ve been invited to the ceremony and dance just not the supper we’ve still been given an invitation. J think some couples have them made along with their wedding invites that include the supper and have two separate invites to give out.
We have people that we are only inviting to the reception and I have been to weddings that I was only invited to the reception as well. I am still glad to be invited and go anyway. Recently when a friend from work invited everyone to her reception, she sent out an email to everyone she wanted to include. This way everyone saw it!
We had a friend who invited a few friends to the reception only and just said something like "hey guys! as you know our wedding is (gave date) and we would love it if you could join us for the reception." I think you are ok with a verbal invitation.