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Invitation advice

We’re here to help you with wedding invitation wording and wedding invitation advice for all your sticky, awkward situations.

Savvy reception-only wedding invitation wording examples for every scenario

We are planning a small ceremony during the day with a limited number of guests. Later that evening, we will have a party/reception for everyone to come and celebrate whether they were at the ceremony or not. What is a polite way to word the invitations to the reception-only people so that they know that the ceremony was kept small so that no feelings are hurt?

One fool-proof way to have an adults-only wedding (+ invitation wording!)

How can I make it clear from my invitations that while I love kids, I don’t love them at my wedding?” As usual, my recommendation comes down to being proactive instead of reactive. Instead of making it negative (“How can I say ‘NO CHILDREN ALLOWED’?”), simply pick a venue and time that support adult-only activities. In other words, have a night wedding at a 21+ venue like a bar or lounge. There’s nothing like an 9pm ceremony and a dude checking IDs at the door to keep the kiddlets away.

People know me by different names — what do I put on the invite?

“My real name is Michelle Jennifer, but i grew up going by jennifer and then when i was 20-ish my friends started calling me Rainbo. My fiance’s parents don’t feel comfortable with the Rainbo thing, so they call me Michelle. So when sending out invites, do I do three separate designs, one for each name?” No, here’s what you do…

Casual wedding invitation wording that won’t make you barf

For couples planning formal weddings, traditional wording makes sense — but for the rest of us? It feels like putting on someone else’s coat. A little stiff, and a lot uncomfortable. Never fret. I’ve got some quick tips and examples of wedding invitation wording that feels like your favorite old t-shirt — but, you know, a little fancier.