Post # 1
Reception will be starting at about 3:00 with light hors d’oeuvres, and then dinner about 4:00 or 4:30.
Reception card to say “Dinner and Dancing” immediately following ceremony.
Do I need to put “early dinner”? I hope not, I really just like the “Dinner and Dancing”.
Post # 3
I think people will get the idea! Plus, who wouldn’t be thrilled to have food early? 🙂 Always a nice surprise!
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
I think early dinner, just because most people don’t eat that early (except maybe the senior crowd)
Post # 5
@rebwana: Agreed. I’m ordinarily not going to be hungry for dinner at 4:00 or 4:30, so if you’re serving a full meal that early, I’d like to know in advance so I’d know to eat a really light lunch that day.
Post # 6
Doing the same thing. “Reception” starts at 3pm with light apps and dinner to be available at 4pm. Folks will get the idea when they show up and there is a pig on a spit close to done…I hope.
Post # 7
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I think it’s fine the way it is, but if you have a website, I would explain there. Your parents and bridal party can also help you spread the word.
Post # 8
I think if you say Dinner and Dancing Immediately Following Ceremony guests will get the idea. If they time it out in their heads, they should know it’s an early dinner.
Post # 9
I don’t think you need to include it if you’ve said that dinner will immediately follow the ceremony, they’ll figure it out.
Oh, and pig on a spit? YUM!!!
Post # 10
I would definitely put what time. Personally, I don’t ever eat supper till about seven so I wouldn’t be hungry at four if I didn’t know in advance. On ours we put “dinner at seven”
Post # 11
That was my thought too. Use your website if you have one to show a timeline, and have your family spread it by word of mouth.
Post # 12
We’re eating an early dinner at the same time. Around 4:00. On our sample invitation we wrote, “fabulous food, fun, drinks, and festivities to follow”. We weren’t time specific, we’re saving that for the website.