Post # 1
But I’m making cards that list the Reception schedule. How does this sound? (FYI we are having cards available to play card games instead of dancing, since my parents won’t attend if there is dancing. And the food is light appetizers and finger foods, not a full on meal, so it won’t take that long to eat.)
What to Do Today
2:30 – Eat Yummy Food
3:15 – Play Fun Games
4:00 – Say Nice Things to the Happy Couple
4:45 – Cut the Pretty Cake
5:30 – Throw Rice & Wave Flags as the Happy Couple Begin their Lives Together
Post # 4
It seems to me like you’re going for a very casual style, and that does come across. However, I think some of your language is more childish than casual. Personally I would change your tone to sound as if you were addressing friends, not children.
Also, as a guest, I would have no idea what’s happening at 4pm – a recieving line? a compliments circle? a guestbook signing? I would feel a little awkward about being told to compliment the couple (even though, of course, we all do that at weddings anyway!).
Finally, the 5:30 wording a little long in comparison the the 3-4 word activities you have otherwise listed.
Hope that helps!
Post # 5
I agree with toshella, the word does sound a little too cutsy. But I love that you are going for a fun and relaxed reception.
Here’s my suggestion:
What’s going on today?
2:30 – Food and Drinks
3:15 – Fun and Games
4:00 – ? (Not sure what’s going on here)
4:45 – Cut the cake
5:30 – Send off the happy couple!
Post # 6
…it’s open mike toasting. 🙂 Admittedly, that one was the one I most stumped on.
And yes, it’s supposed to be overly cutesy. I’ll make some slight adjustments – I do like “Send off the Happy Couple” better!
Post # 7
I’d probably do something like:
2:30 – Eat your fill
3:15 – Play your hand
4:00 – Say your piece
4:45 – Cut the cake
5:30 – Throw some rice!
Post # 8
@cubical mouse – cool, if that’s your style then go for it 🙂
I really like what linquo42 suggested