Now that FI and I have selected our invitations, we are officially going through the long process of ordering and printing them.
Although I believe that we have the correct invitation wording, I am not sure how to word the reception card and accommodations card.
I think that it is improper to describe the reception itself, so anything like "Cocktails, dinner, and dancing" does not seem to work. If it is helpful to know, the reception is at a different location than the ceremony. Could we simply do the following:
Reception at six o'clock in the evening
The Plaza Hotel
123 Sesame Street
Complimentary valet parking
(I had made a thread in the etiquette section earlier asking if it was okay to put "Complimentary valet parking" at the bottom right hand corner of the reception card and the consensus was that this was fine. This is a city wedding and we have already paid for valet parking. We want to make sure our guests know about it and take advantage of it so that no one accidentally pays for parking elsewhere or is stuck driving around looking for a spot. If this is not okay, please feel free to jump in and say so.)
For whatever reason, this still does not look right.
My second question is how to properly word our accommodations card. For guests staying at our blocked hotel, we have arranged for shuttle transportation the day of the wedding. Is it improper to alert them of this on the accommodations card? We want people to know about this and to take advantage of it.
Could we do something like the following:
The Omni Hotel
567 West Sesame Street
Boston, Massachusetts, 11223
A block of rooms has been reserved for our guests at a discounted rate. Please reference the Caulfield / Austin wedding when making your reservations.
Kindly reserve your room by May 1, 2015.
Complimentary transportation to and from the ceremony and reception is available for our guests staying at the Omni Hotel. Please visit our wedding website at www.weddingwebsite.com for more details and for online hotel booking.
Thanks for any advice you are able to provide!
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