Post # 1
For a wedding where there are appetizers/hors d’ouerves, some dancing but not night time reception type dancing, and no alcohol provided (cash bar/public bar available in a different room), how should the reception card be worded?
The wording of the invite is formal. The reception is at a different venue than the ceremony.
Post # 3
shameless bump for daytime bees….
Post # 4
You can just put “cocktail reception to follow” or “Immediately followed by a cocktail reception” Putting the word cocktail in there will let people know this isnt going to be a full meal.
Post # 5
@bells: I agree, but doesn’t “cocktail reception” imply that alcohol will be provided?
I think if I saw “cocktail reception” I’d assume open bar or at least beer and wine.
Maybe something like “hors d’ouerves and dancing to follow” or “hors d’ouerves reception”?
Post # 6
@KatNYC2011: I agree. I think that hors d’ouerves and dancing dancing immediately following the reception at 123 Hollywood Blvd. is appropriate. I don’t think that you need to put anything about the alcohol being there or not. Maybe you could include that on your wedding website so that people are prepared. But honestly, a lot of people won’t be getting wastie faced at 2 in the afternoon.
Post # 7
@KatNYC2011: Agreed. “Cocktail Reception” definitely implies hosted alcohol.
Post # 8
Thanks for the comments everyone! We’ve decided on:
Please join us in celebration
at an hors d’ouerve reception
from half past two
The American Legion
@Kenic315: I really hope guests aren’t wasted at 2pm either!!!!! The inspiration videos behind the wedding are both old school, early afternoon receptions, so I hope that for alot of guests, it brings back memories of what wedding receptions used to be.
Post # 9
@nyscpa2be: My thought was that I would simply say “reception” — because what you are planning IS what a reception really is. Those other parties are “dinners” or “dinner-dances” or “cocktail parties”. Your plans are like a breath of fresh air from a time when weddings were more about starting a new household, and less about creating a new debt-load. I wish you a wonderful wedding — and more importantly a long and happy marriage.
Post # 10
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
at the bottom of the invitation:
hors d’oeuvres and dancing to follow
swank reception hall name and location
Post # 11
@aspasia475: Thank you so much for your blessings! The invites have been orderd, and the reception card, specifies hors d’ouerve and dessert reception to follow.