Yaay! I ordered three sets, one for FI and I and one for each set of parents, so we can all review and critique before I put in the big order later this spring and mail them in May. (I know it's a bit early in the game, but I wanted to pick and design them over my winter break while I had free time... and was so excited to find a template I loved, I wanted to see what they look like in real life. Very happy with the aesthetic!)
A few questions for the experts as I review them, though. Here is how they are worded right now:
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")?