Q&A: Invitation Wording: Ceremony and Reception at Same Site?

Q:

We are getting married at a local hotel on the beach. The ceremony will be held outside, with the reception following in a banquet room inside. It seems silly to include a separate reception card with the same location, but I have no idea how to fit it all on the wedding invitation. Any ideas?

A:

All you need do is add a single line to the bottom of your ceremony invitation: Reception to follow -- invitation parlance for "The reception is in the same place." Just make sure your ushers know where to direct guests after the ceremony (and have your reception or cocktail music beckoning from inside), so everyone takes the most convenient route to the reception room.

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