(Closed) Invite question – need a quick answer

posted 6 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Reception info on invite?
    Reception to Follow : (20 votes)
    77 %
    Formal Reception to Follow : (6 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 3
    3170 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’m putting ‘reception to follow’ because I want my guests to know they don’t have to dress super fancy. My reception is pretty laid back though.

    Post # 4
    1849 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    May I suggest a poll for quick answers? I would omit “formal”, i think the word “reception” is enough to convey what you plan to do 

    Post # 6
    1043 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Agree with PP, it’s my understanding that the word “formal” in this instance is used to let guests know that the attire should be formal.  If you aren’t having a black-tie wedding, no need to use “formal” in that line.  

    Post # 7
    625 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I agree with others… including “formal” hints to me of the dress code. Most receptions are like what you described, so just saying it’s a reception is enough to give people the idea 🙂

    Post # 8
    2281 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I went to a very upscale wedding recently, in the swankiest part of town, with very traditional people who were clear that their reception was to be formal. Yet still there were people who showed up in casual sundresses with flip flops, or in ratty old khakis and polos. You can safely put “formal,” knowing that people will dress however they damn well please (but it does convey the style of reception you’re doing). If you leave out “formal,” people may have no idea that it’s a sit-down dinner.

    Post # 10
    2281 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @starfish0116:  Ah, just noticed you’re in NC. Without “formal,” most people will assume it’s an open seating, cocktail buffet reception.

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