Drs. Bride's Father's Name
Mr. and Mrs. Grooms' Father's Name
Request the Honor of Your Presence
At the Wedding of
Saturday, July 2, 2016
at one o'clock
St. XXXX Catholic Church
Reception to Follow
First, some background. Both my parents are medical doctors, which is why I give them the title Drs. -- this is one pet peeve they have when they are titled Dr. and Mrs., or some other combo. Both families are helping pay, which is why I list their names.
Question 1: Should I be listing my maiden last name on the invitation, or just my first name? I think I read somewhere that the bride only lists her first name, but wanted to confirm this. I don't know if it matters at all or not, but I plan on taking FI's last name, but making my maiden name my legal middle name.
Question 2: (a) Is it appropriate to say "reception to follow", when it will, but at a different location? I give the information about the location and time on a separate info card. (b) When I discuss the time for the reception, if the first hour is a cocktail hour, should that be specified at all (for example, "Cocktail hour will begin at 2:30 at X location. Reception to commence at 3:30")?