I am looking for wording for my wedding invitations. Two weeks after our ceremony, we are having a casual reception. Also, we would like to include our parents names on the invitation.
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Ask the Bee: Should I Invite Her?
I have a quick question about etiquette…it’s probably a dumb question, but…I sent a Save the Date card to a friend of mine, with whom I’ve rarely spoken. Because I sent her a Save the Date card, should I still invite her to the wedding, even though we no longer have a friendship?
In a word, yes.
Sending a save the date is a type of invitation. It’s an invitation to Save the Date for an invitation that will be forth coming. The It’s an invitation to save the date for an invitation that will be forth coming. It is just as rude as dis-inviting someone from a party.
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Ask the Bee: Reception Only Invitation
Do you have any suggested wording on an invitation to a reception for a couple who both have been married previously and are getting married in a private ceremony that will take place about a month before the reception?
Ask the Bee: Compromise with our wedding?
My fiance and I want to have a cocktail reception. Both of our parents, who will be paying for the wedding, insist that we have a sit down dinner. Are we stuck?
Ask the Bee: Menu Advice
- No need to spell out the wine unless it has some sort of special meaning.
- I’d add the coffee and tea.
- Do you have a monogram? If not, I would put your names in top with the date.
- If you can, I’d also make some of it in color.
- I made less lines of text.
- I played with the language a bit.
Ask the Bee: Tuxedo Shoes
You write that the shoes that men wear with their tux don’t have to be patent leather. I’d love to see what your husband wore, and even links to other formal footwear that you’d also recommend. Thanks!
Although patent leather is the most popular, it is not the only option for men. My husband opted to wear a formal leather oxford like the shoe below. The shoe needs to be polished and sharp!
Ask the Bee: Bridal Party Gifts
I was wondering if you have suggestions for bridesmaids gifts. I was just in a fabulous wedding as a bridesmaid – and got a monogramed tote bag, 2 fancy bubble baths, fuzzy socks, and nice flannel PJs from VS. My wedding is coming up soon and now I’m nervous that I don’t have enough of a gift for my 6 bridesmaids. We do have a bridesmaids’ luncheon planned (the above bride didn’t have one), are planning on treating them to hairdos with a stylist, and I purchased monogramed robes for them…any other ideas? I figured the robe will be especially nice while they’re getting their hair done 🙂
Ask the Bee: Budget Friendly
I would love to see some suggestions for a budget friendly beautiful wedding. Us girls without $50,000 budgets also want to have a beautiful day and who better to give ideas than a wedding planner.
What is the easiest way to save money? Well, that is an easy question for me to answer- cut something. Now, the hard part comes, what do you want to cut?
If you are going to make a cut, it should be on something that comes lower on the priority list. Therefore, you and your fiance need to sit down and come up with the three most important details to you. The two of you should also come up with things that don’t mean that much to you. Awhile ago, I posted a list of things that I did not want.
I can’t tell you what to skip because I don’t know you or your fiance. However, I can give you a list of some ideas.
- Videographer: If you want a video, then have one. If you aren’t dead set on it, skip it.
- Centerpieces: Having a non-floral centerpiece is going to save you money. There are plenty of other beautiful options.
- Save the Dates: Unless you are having a destination wedding, these are not only necessary, they are a total waste.
- Bridal Shoes: Buy a metallic shoe that you can re-wear again. They are often cheaper than shoes aimed at brides.
- Bridal Party: Large bridal parties require more money (personal flowers, transportation, bridal party gifts). While I wouldn’t recommend cutting siblings or best friends, do you really need to have your nine closest friends up at the alter?
- Transportation: While it is necessary to provide transportation for your bridal party to the ceremony and reception site, it is not necessary to blow the budget. There are many more reasonable options out there than expensive trolleys and stretch Hummer limos. No one is going to remember the transportation.
- Wedding Album: Buy the rights to your wedding photos and make your own album with one of the numerous online companies. I am actually doing this myself!
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Ask the Bee: Menus
My fiancé and I, with the help of my mother, have put so much effort into our menu (food-wise) since we’re having an entirely gluten-free kosher pescatarian event. Try saying that 3x fast! We are both food lovers and really enjoy cooking together so the food selection/offerings and quality has been one of our higher priorities.
My mom suggested that my fiancé, who has a wonderful sense of humor that is especially highlighted by his writing, write up a menu with an explanation about why we chose to have our gf kosher event…but I haven’t really seen many menus that would accommodate such an idea (ie, room for a description). If it matters, the wedding will be formal and the colors black and white. Any inspiration would be very helpful 🙂 Thanks!