Evening Invitations

So you’ve written out all the people you’d like at your wedding (and possibly a few that you don’t really want there, but kinda have to invite for whatever reason- it sucks, but it happens to everyone!), looked at the number of guests your venue will allow at the ceremony and you have way more guests than available seats! Or you’ve checked the price per head of the meal, and having that many guests is way over budget. Fear not! An evening celebration in conjunction with the main celebration is almost certainly the answer

Whilst the general wording will be very similar to the day invitations (see last weeks post), you will need to alter them slightly. It’ll essentially be a case of making it clear that they are invited to the evening celebrations only, and removing irrelevant detail such as menu choices if you have included them.

A typical evening invitation may read:

Together with their parents,

Elizabeth Bennet


Fitzwilliam Darcy

Invite you to the evening reception that will be held in celebration of their marriage

at Chatsworth House, Bakewell, Derbyshire

on 21st May 2016 from 7pm

Kindly RSVP to 36 Station Road, Sandiacre, Nottingham, NG10 5AS

or call 07773855595 or email info@littlevixendesigns.co.uk

by 14th April 2016

The design is often very similar to the wedding invitation, however if you have chosen a particularly elaborate design for your day guests or have included a lot of information in the main invitations that will be irrelevant to your evening guests, a simpler variation of the design is often most suitable. This is one of the reasons that I have 4 invitation base variations available for each of my handmade designs. If there is some extra information that you would like to include in a simpler variation, consider a wedding website/blog that you can direct your guests to, or perhaps include a loose card with the additional information on

If you’re looking for extra advice on phrasing your evening invitations, check out my post from last week about wedding invitations- most of the advice is the same, it’s just a matter of tweaking a couple of lines to make it relevant to the evening guests

Next week, I’ll take a quick look at RSVPs, and how they have changed in recent years x

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