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Can you help us with the invitation wording for reception only samples, please? We’re inviting 150 guests to our daughter’s August wedding reception, but the small chapel where the ceremony is taking place cannot seat everyone. We’ve had to whittle down a separate list of those being invited to the ceremony as well.
How do we invite half of the guests to both the ceremony and the reception and the other half of the guests only to the reception?
–Mother of the Bride, Shelter Island, NY
Ceremony Saturday, the first of August at half after five o'clock St. Mary's Episcopal Church 324 East Main Road NewportThe wedding reception invitation:
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Douglas Wilson request the honour of your presence at the marriage reception of their daughter Charlotte Elizabeth and Mr. George Henry Sherman Saturday the first of August at seven o'clock Clambake Club 375 Ocean Drive Newport
Reply card enclosed
The Reply card is written to be mailed two weeks to ten days before the wedding date:
Kindly reply by the sixteenth of July
Accept ________ Regret_________Here are other samples of invitations with the wording for the reception only. In the wedding invitation packets you would include a Ceremony Card to those guests who are also being invited ahead of time to attend the ceremony at the church or synagogue: