Post # 1
Im new to Weddingbee so bare with me!
We are having a 7pm Ceremony at our local church and then having a hors d’oeuvres reception starting at 8pm at a different location, with about 6 hot hors d’oeuvres and 7 cold, as well as fruit and veggie platters and what not. And cake and coffee and booze! We are hoping to have around 125 people attend the Reception.
We have seating for about 80 people and then have the hightop bar style tables situated around the venue to promote mingling. Speeches are going to be short and sweet and then dancing.
The Reception card will be seperate from the invitation and I want to be sure that people are aware that its not a dinner reception!!
WHAT SHOULD I SAY?????
A Strolling Reception?
A Strolling Reception and Hors d’oeuvres?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Post # 3
If you are having plenty of food (no matter what the type) I don’t think it’s necessary to explain anything. I’d simply keep it at Reception Immediately Following.
Post # 4
So you’re not serving a full meal but Hors d’oeurvres? I think OP should explain that though….
Okay, sorry I just re-read the invite….if you are serving a full meal, and the reception is directly after your ceremony (with a 1-2 hour window), then “Reception Immediately Following” is enough.
My ceremony is at 1pm and the cocktails start at 6, so there is no mention of the reception on the ceremony invite and the recption card has the information. (I know bees on here hate that but I didn’t have a choice due to family member health concerns…)
Post # 5
@med700: There is no meal just appetizers
Post # 6
Okay, sorry, then I would explain that there are appetizers….I went to a wedding once that was appetizer only (which is totally fine!) but I arrived super hungry and didn’t want to eat more than 5 appetizers (the “typical” am’t ppl eat) and was starving all night….
I dunno though, just my opinion, do other bees want to chime in?
Post # 7
I would let them know in some way that they arent getting a sit down full meal, just so some people dont come super hungry! But I think that you are having it at the perfect time, you would think that most people would have eatten dinner before the ceremony. I think you should say something like:
Reception to follow
light refreshments and dancing
Post # 8
Well my hope is that when people read the invitation that states we don’t get married until 7pm and the Reception is at 8pm, and that is says hors d’oeuvres that they will have a bight to eat prior to the ceremony even. And we have TONS of food, it actually is probably more food then a typical dinner!
But thank you for your input