Post # 1
We’re having our ceremony/reception in the same place, so I know technically… a reception card is overkill. However, it adds to the aesthetic appeal of the invitations, so I’m keeping it.
I need some help with the wording. We’re having our ceremony @ 5:30 p.m. A cocktail hour will follow @ 6 p.m. Aftwards, we’re having a sit down dinner and dancing. Our dinner will be done “family-style”, so I’m not sure how to include that part, or if I even need to. Any ideas?
Post # 3
Here’s what my reception card says:
Please join us
as we celebrate the union
of our lives and our families.
Reception at 5 o’clock in the evening
Please visit our website for directions and further information: [our wedding URL]
Our reception is at a different venue than the ceremony, but I think you could use similar wording to above, just say something along the lines of “Reception at 6 o’clock in the evening, immediately following ceremony.”
I found a ton of reception card wording ideas that cover off various situations and levels of formality on this site: http://www.invitationconsultants.com/samplewording.aspx?p_subcategory=111
Post # 4
Ours says something like–
Adult Cocktail and Dinner Reception
Post # 5
I don’t think you need to include “family-style”. If you really want everyone to know this beforehand, you could put in on the website.
Post # 6
On our reception card we put- “Reception to be held following the Ceremony” With the Name under it in fancy writing with address and a map drawn out from church to reception by my Fiance since he loves maps and he made the invites- it was very artistic- better than it sounds on here.
It was implied- time of day and fact that most guests are flying in from out of town or driving that we would feed them. Most people who eat expect dinner, dancing, and drinks, unless they know you don’t drink or dance.
On our website we stated it was outdoor- so people should keep this in mind when planning.