The Emily Post Institute Mobile Website | Standard Website


Reception Invitation Courtesies

Unless you’re having a very small, private ceremony, it’s likely that your ceremony guests will also be reception guests.

WP_receptioninvitation_WOFor most people, this means family and close friends but as you build your guest list, there are a few people who, out of courtesy, should also receive an invitation: your officiant and his or her spouse; and the spouse, partner, fiancé(e), or significant other of any attendant or guest in a committed relationship. While many a romance has had its start when two singles met at a wedding reception, it’s kind to invite any single bridesmaid or groomsman to ask a plus one.