Post # 1
Okay, I need to send in my invite wording asap to the person that is making them.
I feel like “recpetion to follow” sounds bland…
Any other creative ways to let the guests know we have a good time waiting for them after the vows?
(I could put “Dinner and Dancing” I suppose.. but I was hoping for something a little more creative and cute 🙂
Post # 3
How about “Food and merriment to follow”?
Post # 4
I saw “Twirling and Swirling” somewhere which is cute, but a little too cutesy for us haha.
Anyway to convey that this will be an outdoor reception on the water?
Post # 5
“And then a good time will be had by all!”
… I’ve got nothin’ other than that.
Post # 6
Dinner and dancing immediately following
Feasting and merriment to follow
Post # 7
We are using “Dinner and Dancing” I prefer that to “Reception”. You can use “Celebration” or something? Be careful though, because you might confuse people. Make it clear that they will be fed. Otherwise, you will have people calling you the week of your wedding asking if there is dinner provided. No fun for anyone.
Post # 8
I wanted something different too & that would convey that the wedding was more informal, so we had:
“Food, Wine, and Merriement To Follow”
Post # 9
To share in our happiness
kindly join us for
cocktails, dinner and dancing
Post # 10
Hi there. I’m right in the middle of all this invitation business, as some of you know, and I came across something I really liked:
dinner and dancing to follow under the stars.
I actually prefer “reception” to dinner and dancing because why use two words when you can say it as well in one?
so we’re prob going with “reception to follow under the stars” (no quotes of course; that’s for your clarity)!
I loved under the stars cause our wedding is in NYC and no one could tell from the name of the place that there is a huge outdoor terrace and I kinda wanted the ladies to know what to expect (unless it’s raining of course).
Post # 11
To map (insert) or not to map?
So, it turns out our invitations are quite on the formal/elegant side. Very beautiful, very heavy stock Crane & Co (their white is actually a light ivory) with black ink, monogram of our two first initials on top. I’ll spare you the other details! Here are my Qs — do we put the address of the location right on the invitation or just the name of the place and underneath that, write New York City? And, even if we write the address on the invite, it is not the street of the actual entrance, and I’m quite sure even saavy New Yorkers won’t be able to find it. We are not having a wedding website (cause I’m not saavy or organized enough ! and because I want to leave something to our guests’ imaginations). So, in this kind of invitation, is it okay to enclose a separate map of some kind? And if so, what kind of paper, what size, is black and white okay since there’s absolutely no color in the invites themselves?
Post # 12
Dinner, dancing, and merriment to follow
at six o’clock in the evening
Post # 13
We used “feast and merriment to follow”
Post # 14
I’m having a completely seperate reception card, but it reads:
Dine. Dance. Celebrate
At 6 pm.
Post # 15
I’m seriously considering “food and fun to follow”
Not sure about the etiquette/formality of this, however, but I like to do things my own way, so I don’t really care!
Post # 16
Ladies! I have an erroneous post on here, after my -tried-to-be helpful response, about maps in the invites. So sorry. I can be such a dork sometimes on the computer!