Brides and grooms have a variety of options when it comes to planning their wedding reception. An elegant champagne reception has its own etiquette. These etiquette rules also apply to the invitations sent out for the reception.
Type of Stationery
The type of stationery defines the tone of the reception. Invitations to a champagne wedding reception should be relatively formal and elegant.
The informationon the invitation should state the time, location, date, name of the bride and groom, requested attire and RSVP date. Champagne receptions usually request semi-formal or formal attire.
Invitations to a champagne wedding reception should be elegant, to set a formal theme. These formal invitations should include an RSVP card as well as a prepaid, pre-addressed envelope for the card to be returned to the bride and groom. The invitation, RSVP card and response envelope go in an inner envelope.
To continue the formal invitation to a champagne wedding reception, the outer envelope should have the full name of the guest(s) invited to the wedding. If a single person is invited and is permitted to bring a guest, the invitation should read "and guest."
The inner envelope of an invitation to a champagne wedding reception should be addressed with the guests' names. If the bride or groom calls them a name other than his or her own, such as grandma and grandpa, it should be used on the inner envelope.
Guests should be informed on the invitation that it is a champagne reception, and no meal will be served. If cake and/or hors d'ouevres will be served, that also should be on the invitation.
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