Post # 1
Everything will be at one location. We will go straight from ceremony to cocktail hour to reception.
Are we supposed to put this at the bottom of the invite? Would you prefer one of the more common phrases…vote please 🙂 Comments welcome!
Post # 3
we are also having everything at one place, so we are just saying “adult reception to folllow.”
Post # 4
I would only use a line about “cocktails to follow” if you’re having a cocktail reception and no meal. It would get confusing otherwise. If you’re having a full meal (seated or buffet), I would use “Reception to Follow Immediately” or some other phrase like that. Using “dinner and dancing” sounds informal to me, so if you’re going for that vibe, that’s also an option, but if you’re going for a more formal reception, I’d skip that one. I think “reception following immediately” is the best catch-all for all types of receptions!
Post # 5
I’d put “reception to follow”. You don’t need to be specific.
Post # 6
Purrrfect! 🙂 Thanks bees!
Post # 7
According to the wedding-planning/etiquette experts whom I consulted when ordering my engraved, Crane invitations, the proper way to phrase this when all events are occurring at the same location, and the location is not a house of worship, is to place the following line at the bottom of your invitation:
“and afterward at the reception”
The reason this would make sense is that the hosts issuing the invitation would have just already asked for the pleasure of the guests’ company at the wedding earlier in the invitation.
ETA: The only thing I’m trying to remember is if “afterward” should be offset by commas. I know that invitation punctuation is not always the same as that found in other types of writing, so I’m not sure.
Post # 8
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
I did “Dinner and Dancing” because I like the way it sounds 🙂
Post # 9
the celebration continues immediately following the ceremony, and had a separate reception card describing where, the type of party and the attire was informal. the party was yotwo blocks from the church